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Overview

You'll hone you HR knowledge and abilities through a 3 day intensive learning block, before completing a dissertation proposal and dissertation on a related subject of your choosing. You'll get support from a supervisor during your studies too – via Skype, telephone calls and face-to-face meetings where possible.

You'll graduate as a highly competent HR practitioner, with the specialist skills to match your chosen career path. Depending on your choice of dissertation, you'll be awarded with either an MSc Human Resource Management (HRM), or an MSc Human Resource Development (HRD).

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Take part in a research skills development workshop, where you will develop the skills necessary to complete the dissertation
  • Work through pre-course reading and proposal development activities, further deepening your knowledge of the field
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • email, Skype and telephone conversations with dissertation supervisor
  • face-to-face meetings with dissertation supervisor

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through a dissertation.

Careers and opportunities

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • business development and consultancy
  • management
  • recruitment
  • personnel
  • human resources
  • training
  • Other graduates have set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Programme Structure

What you'll study

Core units on this course include:

  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    June

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Advanced Level 7 Qualification either through the completion of a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or Personnel Management or the level 7 qualification at a CIPD accredited centre. If a Pg Diploma was gained more than 5 years previously, Chartered Fellows and Chartered Members of the CIPD may be eligible to apply through a specific RPL route.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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