The Masters in Human Resource Management (HRM) is a well-established programme which is designed to provide a solid foundation for successful participants to develop, or enhance their careers, in HRM.
The programme is delivered by the Cardiff School of Management, recognised across the world as a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) professionally approved centre. As such, the MSc HRM is fully approved by CIPD and you will be eligible for an ‘Associate’ membership of the CIPD when you have successfully completed the full Master’s programme.
The work environment has become more complex with significant changes in the organisation of work, an increasingly diverse labour force, new patterns of working and contractual arrangements. This is set against the background of a highly competitive global market. The attraction, retention and development of high-calibre people are sources of competitive advantage for organisations, and this places the role of HRM at the centre of high business performance and success.
Learning & Teaching
A student-centred approach to learning and teaching is encouraged through the use of specific teaching strategies; case studies; practical exercises, supplemented by the use of appropriate support materials. Use of the Cardiff Metropolitan University Virtual Learning Environment is a key part of the learning and teaching strategy.
Active engagement with the subject material enhances learning and many of the learning strategies used to attempt to promote this.
There is extensive support made available to students. The primary basis of student support is to be provided by the Programme Director and the associated administrative resource. In addition, support will be provided by:
- The school-wide student mentoring scheme. – This provides a point of regular and personal contact for all students studying with CSM.
- An induction programme
- Programme handbook and module guides.
- The Moodle Virtual Learning.
- Library and study skills packages.
- Library and learning resources of Cardiff University (by arrangement).
- A 24-hour open access IT facility on the Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses.
- Unlimited worldwide web access.
- The Personal Tutoring team which is dedicated to supporting all students at Cardiff School of Management in their personal, academic and professional development.
Employability & Careers
The knowledge and skills gained from undertaking this Masters programme, coupled with the ‘Associate’ membership of the CIPD, provides a strong foundation for entry into, or enhancement of, a career in HRM.
The MSc HRM is also a valuable qualification to equip students for other managerial and leadership roles in organisations which value strong people management.
All students should hold a relevant first degree or equivalent, at Lower Second class or above, that will need to be evidenced and verified and for which references will be sought. Whilst experience is not essential it is desirable.