Human Resource Development (Top-up), M.Sc. | Part time | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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You'll enhance your HR knowledge and skills through a 3-day intensive research methods workshop at the University, before completing a dissertation proposal and dissertation on a related subject of your choosing. As you progress through your Human Resource Development (Top-up) at the University of Portsmouth, you'll get support from your dissertation supervisor through online tutorials.

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Overview

Overview

You're a passionate and qualified Human Resource (HR) practitioner looking to progress your career. You've already successfully achieved the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Advanced Level 7 qualification and you're looking to progress your HR training to Master's level. This MSc Human Resource Development Top-up will help take you there, boosting your skills and employability.

Human Resource Development (HRD) is a more specialised field, with a specific focus on the learning and development of people within organisations. HRD activities include training, coaching, mentoring, well-being, management development, technology-enhanced learning strategies and many more.

You'll enhance your HR knowledge and skills through a 3-day intensive research methods workshop at the University, before completing a dissertation proposal and dissertation on a related subject of your choosing. As you progress through your studies, you'll get support from your dissertation supervisor through online tutorials.

You'll graduate as a highly competent HR practitioner, with the specialist skills needed to achieve success in 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) qualification.

The University of Portsmouth is an Approved Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR specialists and the world's largest Chartered HR professional organisation.

Course highlights

  • Jump into a 3-day intensive research skills development workshop, where you'll develop the skills needed to complete your dissertation
  • Focus on a specialist topic which has real meaning for you, and get help and support in progressing your dissertation proposal from your dedicated supervisor
  • 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

Careers and opportunitiesCareers this Master’s prepares you for

HR practitioners are integral to any business or organisation and professionals in this field are in demand across all sectors of industry.

As a graduate of this MSc Human Resource Development (Top-up) degree course, you'll have successfully boosted your HR training to Master's level, increasing your skills and employability in a more specialised field, with a specific focus on the learning and development of people within organisations.

Graduates of this course have gone into areas such as:

  • Business development and consultancy
  • Management
  • Recruitment
  • Personnel
  • Human resources
  • Training

Programme Structure

Course structure

This Master's degree will take:

  • 6 months full-time (top-up)
  • 9 months part-time (top-up)

Your course will start with a 3-day intensive research methods workshop at the University, after which you'll submit a dissertation proposal and will be allocated a supervisor. You'll then work on your dissertation independently, with online contact with your dissertation supervisor as you progress through your dissertation.

You can expect:

  • Pre-course reading and some proposal development activities
  • 3-day research methods workshop on campus
  • Ongoing support and guidance from your supervisor

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 9 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

September

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Other requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 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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