Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited) MSc

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Expand your expertise in recruiting and retaining talent. Develop your leadership and management skills. Progress your career in Human Resources.

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Overview

This challenging Masters degree will demonstrate to future employers that you have the skills and knowledge to take on senior Human Resources management positions.

You will study a range of HR topics, such as leadership, talent management and managing organisational change. When you successfully complete the course you will have fulfilled part of the requirements for professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

 

Why us?

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)
  • Accredited by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the USA
  • 'World-leading' research in Business, according to the Latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Programme affords multiple employer engagement opportunities, employer visits and listening to guest speakers
  • Our Business and Administrative Studies courses, which include MSc Human Resource Management, were ranked 1st for Skills Development and 5th for Overall Satisfaction out of 61 institutions in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2019 (PTES)

Course structure

Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, workshops, and computer-based learning.

Your progress will be assessed through individual and group assignments, business reports, presentations, case study analysis, portfolios of work, time-constrained activities and the Masters Reflective Project.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent reading and research.

Modules on this course include:

  • Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective (30 credits)
  • Developing the Researching HR Professional (30 credits)
  • Managing the Employment Relationship (30 credits)
  • Managing Learning and Talent Development in Organisations (30 credits)
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People and Organisations (30 credits)
  • Human Resource Management in Context (30 credits)

Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.

  • You can access free Wi-Fi throughout the University campus, so you can work from anywhere. If you don't want to carry a laptop around, just use one of the University’s PCs or Apple Macs. We have hundreds of computers for you to use in the Murray Library, St Peter's Library, and the David Goldman Informatics Centre. If you ever have any technical problems, just ask the friendly helpdesk team.

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  • The St Peter’s Library contains over 31,000 books related to business, economics, management, human resources, marketing, strategy and tourism, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to-date academic and industry articles.

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Facilities

You’ll be based at The Reg Vardy Centre, on the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. The Reg Vardy Centre is a modern building with views of the river, and just a short walk from both the coast and Sunderland town centre.

Entry requirements

Our typical offer is


  • GPA 2.40 from a Canadian bachelor's degree
  • GPA 2.5 from a USA bachelor's degree



We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.

Fees and finance

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £6,250 if you are from the UK or EU
  • £13,000 if you are from outside the EU

If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.

Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

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Employment

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). These accreditations demonstrate the quality of the degree.

If you achieve at least a 40% pass mark in all CIPD-related areas of this degree you will have fulfilled part of the requirements for professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). As a member of the CIPD you will have access to additional HR research, conferences, training and development.

Our Business graduates have secured roles in organisations such as Facebook, Microsoft, Sage, HSBC, IBM, Enterprise, Nissan, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co, Barclays, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, Viacom 18, PricewaterCoopers and Adidas.

Guest speakers

We invite business leaders into the University to share their experiences with students. Past speakers include Divine Chocolate’s Head of Sales and Marketing and Sunderland Football Club’s CEO. Learning from business professionals can be very useful if you’re not sure what career to pursue when you graduate. If you already have a plan for your career, these events are an excellent way to start building a network of business contacts

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