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Course Essentials

The Arden University MA Human Resource Management programme (CIPD), will prepare you for strategic senior HR roles both within the UK and internationally. This 100% online Distance Learning course is part of the School of Business and Management and will help you develop an awareness of HRM disciplines in working practice within a dynamic business context. 
 
The MA Human Resource Management Master's Degree is approved by the prestigious Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR and people development. Using critical analysis, self-reflection and effective communication you will learn how to develop and implement strategic solutions and drive HR improvements to your workplace immediately. 
 
Upon completion, the MA HRM will provide you with an Advanced Level 7 CIPD qualification and Associate Member status. You will also have the opportunity to progress to ‘Chartered’ status by maintaining your Continuous Professional Development. 


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Example Full-Time Timetable

Arden University Example Full-Time Timetable

This course comes with the option of studying either on a part-time or full-time schedule.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to study at your own pace and manage your course schedule to fit around your personal and professional commitments. You’ll be able to work through the course without the commitment of face-to-face lectures and classroom time, making it easier to achieve the qualification you need at a pace that works for you. The part-time option allows you to study 80 credits in your first year, followed by 40 credits per subsequent academic year, giving you the option to potentially spread your studies over a period of up to five years. 

Our full-time study option offers you a more structured study timetable than our part-time option, and is ideal if you want more personal contact with your course tutor. Studying full time, you’ll have two timetabled hours of teaching delivered by your lecturer once a week and an additional thirty minute personal tutorial  with your course tutor every fortnight. As you’ll be studying 180 credits over the course of one academic year, this option means you’ll study at the same pace as a traditional full-time campus programme, but with the benefit of taught sessions online with our lecturers, wherever you are in the world.


Key Information

Award:
Masters
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
MA Human Resource Management
Duration:
1 to 5 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Online
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

This professional online Postgraduate Master's Degree course exploring Human Resource Management will provide you with a detailed overview of specialist areas of HRM, including employee relations, learning and development, and reward management.

Modules

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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments at Arden University are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Reports
  • Audit and Case Study Assignments
  • Exams
  • Research Proposal
  • Research Project

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our MA Human Resource Management (CIPD) Programme Specification.

To be eligible for Arden's Human Resource Management Master's Degree course you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • 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

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you at Arden University if you have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. 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 experiences.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have an Undergraduate Degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for Postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our Undergraduate Degree programmes. We offer online Degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. See our available online Degrees

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Our online Human Resource Management Masters' Degree programme at Arden University will enable you to develop your existing skills and knowledge to improve your current career prospects or to prepare you to enter the HRM environment with confidence. You will also gain a wide range of transferrable skills that will be applicable to other opportunities.

Transferable skills gained through this course can include:

  • Analysis and evaluation of HR issues to inform business decisions that will generate relevant and workable solutions
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills required within a management position
  • The ability to work independently, taking responsibility for your own learning, as well as the ability to work within a team
  • Effective planning and personal development, including the awareness of ethical and social consideration in decision making

Positions you can end up in include:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • General Manager
  • Pay and Reward Specialist
  • Personnel Management
  • Organisation Development

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to embark on further study. Courses you may consider with Arden include:

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Distance Learning qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

This professional online Postgraduate Master's Degree course exploring Human Resource Management will provide you with a detailed overview of specialist areas of HRM, including employee relations, learning and development, and reward management.

Modules

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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments at Arden University are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Reports
  • Audit and Case Study Assignments
  • Exams
  • Research Proposal
  • Research Project

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our MA Human Resource Management (CIPD) Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for Arden's Human Resource Management Master's Degree course you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • 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

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you at Arden University if you have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. 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 experiences.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have an Undergraduate Degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for Postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our Undergraduate Degree programmes. We offer online Degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. See our available online Degrees

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

Our online Human Resource Management Masters' Degree programme at Arden University will enable you to develop your existing skills and knowledge to improve your current career prospects or to prepare you to enter the HRM environment with confidence. You will also gain a wide range of transferrable skills that will be applicable to other opportunities.

Transferable skills gained through this course can include:

  • Analysis and evaluation of HR issues to inform business decisions that will generate relevant and workable solutions
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills required within a management position
  • The ability to work independently, taking responsibility for your own learning, as well as the ability to work within a team
  • Effective planning and personal development, including the awareness of ethical and social consideration in decision making

Positions you can end up in include:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • General Manager
  • Pay and Reward Specialist
  • Personnel Management
  • Organisation Development

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to embark on further study. Courses you may consider with Arden include:

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Distance Learning qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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