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Human Resource Management MA

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Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Human Resources Management

Course type


Course Summary


This course aims to extend your understanding of business and personnel and the impact their management can have on successful organisations with our Human Resource Management MA, which can be studied full or part-time.

The management and development of human resources is a challenging task in any organisation. As the rapid pace of technological change continues, markets expand internationally and legislation becomes increasingly complex, and so the need to ensure both the business and its personnel adapt accordingly has become ever more important.

This Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) accredited course* is designed for those who want to pursue senior level careers in human resource management (HRM). We aim to cover the essential theoretical knowledge, intellectual frameworks and practical skills required by today’s employers in a range of business contexts.

Course information

Human Resource Management (HRM) examines the processes and principles associated with the management of work and people.

HR professionals and managers operate within increasingly complex and changing organisational and contextual circumstances, whether in the market, public or ‘third’ sectors irrespective of the size of their organisations or the types of goods or services provided.

This programme of study has been designed to meet and reflect the CIPD’s* current professional standards and expectations, designed to broaden your awareness of HR generalist and specialist functions in a UK and international context, considering how internal and external context impact upon HRM, the role of the HR practitioner and how HRM can lead to better work and better working lives.

Career prospects

Within an internationally diverse learning environment, upon successful completion of the course you should gain a clear understanding of a broad range of HR, managerial and business principles, practices and competencies.

You should develop strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and become a reflective HR professional with an appreciation of how properly conducted research can enhance your performance as a future manager.


Applied Resourcing and Talent Management (20 Credits) - Core
Employee Engagement and Relations (30 Credits) - Core
HRM in context (15 Credits) - Core
Leading, Managing and Developing People (15 Credits) - Core
Ethical HRM and HRD (10 Credits) - Core
Skills for Study and HR Leadership (20 Credits) - Core
Global Professional Development - Consultancy (10 Credits) - Core
Enhancing your Employment Skills (10 Credits)
Project (50 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a honours degree at 2:2 or equivalent.

University information

Coventry University is famed for its top-class student support facilities, including the Jaguar Centre, which was designed specifically to support postgraduate students. Postgraduate courses are offered in an array of subjects like Creative Writing, Social Work, Financial Management, Aerospace Engineering and Psychology. You can gain a postgraduate qualification through teaching, online learning or research. Options include: Certificate...more

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