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Human Resource Management (Top-Up), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Northampton, United Kingdom| Online
The MA Human Resource Management (Top-Up) degree at the University of Northampton is specifically designed for those who have completed their Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma and are looking to complete their postgraduate qualification with a higher degree. 
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Overview

The Human Resource Management (Top-Up) at the University of Northampton will build upon your existing qualification and top it up so that you obtain a qualification at Masters level.

This course offers you the opportunity to meet your continuing professional requirements as a human resource practitioner and enrich your career prospects.

The MA is designed for those who have completed their Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma and aims to provide a means by which the continuing professional and personal needs of human resource practitioners may be met. This course aims to extend your understanding and competence whilst enhancing your ability to think strategically about management and organisational change.

Schedule

The complete course runs over one year part-time or distance learning. Attendance for the part-time taught course is from January to March.

If you are studying this course via distance learning you should expect to spend between 10 to 20 hours per week for each module engaging with online activities and study through NILE as well as self-directed study time. You are expected to undertake the Research Methods and Dissertation module in your first trimester and complete your Dissertation over the duration of the course. Typical time to completion is 12 months.

Programme Structure

Previous topics have included the following:

  • An analysis of measures to re-engage the workforce after a major restructuring and downsizing programme’
  • An investigation of the human effects of organisational change in a merger and the role of the HR Function in influencing and supporting culture change’
  • Alternative strategies for identifying and tackling major HR challenges in the decade ahead’

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

If you have successfully completed the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma you will be eligible to apply for this course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2436 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2430 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2436 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2430 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Distance Learning: £2,160 (60 credits)

Living costs for Northampton

  • 796 - 1510 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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