The following modules are indicative of what students study on this course. All modules are subject to the CIPD and University of Westminster approval.
- HRM in a Business Context
- Managing Human Resources
- Research Methods and Project Preparation
- Skills of the Manager/Consultant
- A choice of two of the following CIPD modules:
Additional option modules
- Employee Relations
- Learning and Development
- Organisational Analysis, Design and Development
- People Resourcing
- Reward Management
- You will also choose two from the following additional option modules:
- Assessment and Individual Differences at Work
- Contemporary Issues in Strategic HRM
- Designing and Delivering Training
- Employment Law for HR Practitioners
- International HRM
- Management Development
- Managing Change
- Managing Diversity and Equality in Employment
Westminster Business School will pay your CIPD joining fee and your membership fees for the first period of your studies. You will also be provided with textbooks which contain the essential reading for the core modules.
Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years’ relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research.
However, students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element
After completing the course you can be expected to develop your career within HRM, either in the UK or abroad, or to continue your studies in HR-related fields. Providing a higher degree qualification in a well-established management area, the course will enable you to enhance your career prospects and marketability in the professional practice of HRM. Past students have become consultants (internal and external), HR managers, compensation and benefits managers, change management specialists, HR business partners/operations managers, civil servants and mediators. Employers of our students include the BBC, Cap Gemini, Linklaters, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Royal Household.
As a Human Resource Management postgraduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in managerial or organisational roles which focus on human resources or people development. Past students have gone on to become consultants (internal and external), HR managers, compensation and benefits managers, change management specialists, HR business partners/operations managers, civil servants, and mediators.
With the MA Human Resource Management, you'll be particularly well-placed to pursue people-focused career opportunities in areas such as change management and compensation and benefits.
The School is designated a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The course has been approved by the CIPD as meeting the 'Knowledge Criteria' for Chartered Membership. This means that once you have successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the workplace, you will gain the professional level of either Associate or Chartered Membership.