MSc in Human Resource Management (CIPD Accreditation)

General

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Program Description

This dual-award programme is fully accredited by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), giving full exemption against their Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HRM.

It will prepare you for a senior leadership position in HR, giving you the tools you need to distinguish yourself from the competition and the expertise needed to shape the HR agenda in any sector.

You’ll gain insights into the activities, functions and environment of an organisation, and how HR functions can make a key contribution to its success.

The programme will give you a comprehensive grounding in the core disciplines of HR practice, including:

  • Leading
  • Developing and managing people
  • Employee relations
  • Employment law

On successful completion, you will automatically gain associate level of CIPD professional membership which will entitle you to use ‘Associate CIPD’ after your name. This will demonstrate your professional credibility to future employers in an increasingly competitive global graduate labour market. All students are required to join the CIPD as a student member within one month of commencing the course, and for successful graduates, the CIPD joining fee and first-year membership fee are paid by the University as an additional benefit for our students.

As a member of the CIPD you will have the ability to attend local events, opportunities to network with senior professionals and executives, access various training and development activities.

The programme can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis. Students with a PG Diploma in a Human Resources discipline from another approved institution can top-up to Master's level by undertaking the Dissertation module on a part-time basis; CIPD professional membership is not available on this award.

Professional accreditation

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the leading UK professional body for HR specialists, accredits our programme in recognition of the fact that it meets rigorous academic and professional standards.

The programme provides the underpinning knowledge required to achieve professional levels of CIPD membership. More information is available on the CIPD website.

Rankings

The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Entry requirements

You must have a degree (not necessarily in business and management) from an approved university.

The usual entry requirement is a UK 2:2 degree or its equivalent in any discipline from an approved higher education institution. Equivalent professional qualifications will also be eligible if supported with appropriate practical experience.

Applications are welcome from students with non-standard qualifications or mature students (those over 21 years of age on entry) with significant relevant experience.

English language requirements

If we need evidence of your proficiency in English, you will be required to achieve the following minimum scores in one of these recognised tests:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall, with no more than one sub-test at 5.0 and no other sub-test below 5.5, and successful completion of an additional six week English pre-sessional course taught by the University of Bradford, which must be completed prior to the start of the course; or
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or
  • Internet-based TOEFL: 94 overall, with minimum scores of Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17); or
  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English-Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51.

Candidates who are not citizens of the European Union will also be subject to further requirements imposed by the government for the issue of a student visa. Please check the UK Home Office website for the most up-to-date information, as these requirements are subject to change.

Exceptionally, holders of a UK degree awarded within 2 years prior to entry to the Bradford programme may be exempt from these English test requirements.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.

What you will study

Modules

Core modules

  • HRM in Context
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Employment Law
  • Human Resource Development
  • Employee Relations
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Coaching and Leadership Development
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Master's Summer School

Learning and assessment

You’ll apply your knowledge practically through case studies, project work and guest lectures, and debate the current challenges and dynamics affecting HR policy in an increasingly dynamic business and social environment.

There is a particular focus on ethical people management and social sustainability.

Assessment methods include exams, assessed essays, presentations, learning logs and an end of programme dissertation. The dissertation is a piece of research conducted in a business of your choice.

Career prospects

Our HRM graduates – aware of the complex nature of people management and regulation – will be able to demonstrate the value of being able to handle employees well in the modern working environment.

Career opportunities exist in human resources, recruitment and general management.

Among the organisations recently to have employed our graduates are Asda, Horton Housing and even the University of Bradford.

Last updated October 2019

About the School

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