12 months
10550 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Join this CIPD accredited online MSc and learn from experienced academics how to manage the most valuable asset of any organisation.

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Interested in beginning or furthering your career in human resources? This online master's degree from Arden University Online  in Strategic Human Resource Management (CIPD) provides students with detailed knowledge of specialist areas in HRM, such as learning and development, reward management, and employee relations.

Upon completing this course, students will be prepared to either enter senior HR positions, or apply these skills in another related field. Students develop transferable skills such as effective verbal and written communication, presentation competence, and independent problem solving.

To become a competitive candidate for any job, students will also enhance their ability to work in a team, take responsibility for their own learning, and learn effective planning strategies. Students will also develop an awareness of social and ethical considerations in the decision making process.

The flexible study schedule allows you to keep your job and attend to your family or other responsibilities whilst upskilling and earning your degree.


Arden’s MA Human Resource Management online degree is proudly accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). After completing the MA HR degree course, students will have Advanced Level 7 CIPD qualification and Associate Member status. Graduates could then gain “Chartered” status by maintaining their Continuous Professional Development.

Programme Structure


  • Managing the Human Resource
  • HRM in Context
  • Reward Management
  • Learning and Development
  • Resourcing and Talent Planning
  • Employee Relations
  • Research Project

Study Length

This HR master online course is flexible, and allows students to choose whether they want to study full-time or part-time before beginning the programme. Based upon whether students choose full or part-time study, they can complete the course in 1 to 5 years. More information about full-time and part-time study can be found by contacting Arden’s education consultants.

Assessment Methods

At Arden, assessments are designed to allow students to demonstrate their knowledge through a variety of methods, which could include:

  • Reports
  • Audit and case study assignments
  • Exams 
  • Research proposal
  • Research project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 22 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.
  • We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this course. 
  • We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10550 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Early Bird Offer
You can receive £1,000 off your tuition fees if you are accepted onto your course and pay the holding fee in far enough in advance of the intake. Please note that the Early Bird Offer cannot be used with top-up programmes or short courses and cannot be combined with other offers. Enquire for current dates and deadlines.
  • Regional Offer
Our Regional Offer for Online Study allows residents and nationals of more than 115 countries around the world to receive a 25% tuition fee reduction for undergraduate programmes, or 40% fee reduction for postgraduate. Offer valid from July 2022 intake to October 2023 intake. Enquire for full details. Terms and conditions apply.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Strategic Human Resource Management (CIPD)
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