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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).
Welcome to the University of Sunderland and I look forward to meeting you during induction when you join us on 26 October 2020. You have received some information already on what to expect of your course experience here at Sunderland, with information on our hybrid model which combines face to face and online learning to ensure that you can undertake your studies us while staying safe.
The University, with the support of the CIPD, have developed emergency professional assessment standards and an effective approach to your programme of study, blending face to face and online teaching. Our blended methods mirror many of the online systems and processes, such as Microsoft Teams, that you will use as an HR practitioner in your future career. This will enable you to develop relevant professional skills such as time management, self care and workload prioritisation with support from the academic team and the wider University services available to you.
Your experience will include an induction where you will be meet various staff, including our Head of School, Chair of the Postgraduate Programme Studies Board and your Programme Leader. During induction you will also be allocated a Personal Tutor and soon after you will have a scheduled 1:1 with them to discuss any questions you have about the year ahead.
Your programme includes weekly face to face module session time alongside students in your tutorial group, online module sessions to include activities in the virtual learning environment with your classmates, online tutorial and study skills sessions to help you succeed at postgraduate level, and online interactive sessions with guest lectures, practitioner talks and skills-based activities.
Many online activities will be captured for you to revisit. Our software will allow you to ask questions and contribute to debates even when working online. We will continue to review the position on social distancing and as the conditions develop will adapt our approach accordingly. Please remember you will be with us for a whole year and throughout the year we will be working to ensure that you receive a full range of experiences, appropriate to developing your knowledge and skills.
In the coming months before commencing your studies please contact your Programme Leader if we can offer any further guidance before joining us:
Programme Leader: Helen Fraser firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is
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.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
The Skills Boost North East Discount is a 20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters courses for any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. Read more about the discount.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
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.
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