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									                             MA Human Resource
The MA Human Resource Management (fully incorporating CIPD qualification) offers you an
exciting opportunity to become qualified in the growing area of Human Resource
Management (HRM) and Human Resource Development (HRD).

This is an extremely popular and growing course for UK and international students alike.

This is a dual qualification course comprising an MA and the Professional HR qualification
from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)*. The CIPD qualification
is requested by almost all Human Resource (HR) jobs in the UK and is becoming
increasingly requested in other countries too. The main place for you to find HR jobs
advertised is in the CIPD monthly publication.

The course is being redeveloped for September 2011 enhancing its profile further and fully
incorporating new CIPD developments. This redeveloped course is undergoing the approval
process to ensure it maintains and exceeds university and CIPD quality requirements
including representation from business leaders. More detailed course information will be
available once the approval process has been completed.

HR professionals work in increasingly complex, diverse and ever-changing work
environments. This course focuses on the role of the HR practitioner as a specialist and/or
leader in the organisation. Elective modules enable you to specialize in the area that you
enjoy most. Together, the taught seminars and the dissertation (an in-depth study of your
own choice of specialism) provide for you a framework for developing a critical understanding
of the relationship between strategic HRM and corporate objectives. You will enhance your
capability to advise senior management on strategic development and to explore HRM
issues through strengthening your existing analytical and conceptual skills. There is also a
strong emphasis on developing skills specifically to equip you to perform in an HR role, such
as influencing skills, negotiating skills, coaching skills and financial & statistical skills.

The MA HRM is available full-time and part-time. Students who study for it part-time usually
register for the CIPD course first which is also a Post Graduate Diploma in HRM and then
they choose to top this up to an MA. There is a separate information sheet for the part-time


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The proposed Modules for 2011/12 are:

Semester 1 (12 September – 16 Dec; examinations are in January)

Students need to attend university and faculty inductions from 12 September onwards –
these are really important

        Organisational Context of HRM (20 credits)
        People Management and Development (20 credits)
        Skills for Business Leadership part 1 (10 credits)
        Research Methods part 1 (5 credits)

Semester 2 (Jan – May; exams are in May)

          Specialist Option 1 (20 credits)
          Specialist Option 2 (20 credits)
          Skills for Business Leadership part 2 (10 credits)
          Research Methods part 2 (5 credits)
          Investigation of Business Issue from HRM perspective (20 credits)

The two specialist options will be chosen from the proposed modules of:
    Employment Law
    Employee Relations and Engagement
    Performance & Reward
    Learning and Development
    Leadership and Organisational Development

It is proposed that at this point students may complete their studies having gained the
Postgraduate Diploma in HRM and the CIPD qualification if they do not want to continue to
the Master’s Degree qualification.

Semester 3 (May – June)

      Strategic HRM (20 credits) This is an intensive 3 day module
      Dissertation (40 credits) Deadline for submission is beginning of September

Students finish the programme by completing an 18,000 word dissertation.

Teaching / Learning
The teaching learning and assessment strategy is based on a threefold pattern of learning,
that is, taught seminars, directed/guided study and independent study. Many students
choose to work part-time whilst studying. It is important to check your timetable before
committing to any work agreements as success is strongly correlated to full attendance to
seminars and commitment to independent study. Please allow 30 hours a week study time
on top of lecture time.

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All seminar and learning materials are available on your student intranet called X-Stream.
This course is digitized which means that everything is available on-line for you 24/7. You
can even submit your assignments on-line for most modules which adds to the convenience.
There are computers available for students to use throughout our teaching buildings.

Our teaching buildings are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with the
best learning experience.

Personal tutoring is an important part of the course providing you with support and advice
throughout your studies. We take pride is your success and we journey alongside you.

There is a variety of assessment to meet the needs of all students. Most assessment is
through coursework. This can be presentations, group work, essays, exercises, short tests
and reports and there are a few examinations. You also have an 18,000 word dissertation
which is an extremely important part of the course and is worth 40 credits.

Entry Requirements
Applicants can gain entry to the course with a Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent, a
Postgraduate Certificate in HRM or be a mature student with 5 years managerial experience.

International students will need to meet the University's English Language requirement which
is IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.0, or equivalent. It is proposed that the IELTS
requirement will be raised to 7 for the 2011 intake as this course has particular demand for
this higher level competency. In line with CIPD requirements all students will be interviewed
for the course – this will be arranged via Skype.

It is desirable for students to have prior work experience.

Applicants seeking exemptions from any of the course modules must request this at time of
application and provide full official syllabi details and marks attained for modules they have
already been awarded for. These must be at postgraduate level – undergraduate modules
do not count. Exemptions are looked at on a module-by-module basis against the CIPD and
university regulations. If any exemptions are offered this does not reduce the fee for the
course. International students need to be aware that full-time attendance of modules is
required for visa validation so exemptions may cause problems with your visa.

Did you know our entry requirements are flexible?
We are firmly committed to widening participation and lifelong learning. Our entry
requirements are flexible, so if you don't have the qualifications required, but do have the
relevant experience and commitment to succeed, you may be considered for a place on your
chosen course.

Career Opportunities
HRM and personnel awards at Leeds Metropolitan University attract students from a wide
range of organisations. Previous students have included HRM managers for leading
companies such as Marks and Spencer and Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc. The course will
enable participants to gain more specialist knowledge of HR and personnel issues.

Don't forget, during your time at Leeds Met you'll have access to the Leeds Met Careers
Service. Our team of qualified and experienced careers advisors will be happy to advise you
about any aspect of your future career. Our team can help you to plan ahead, make the right
career choices, prepare the perfect CV and find the latest job vacancies.

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Our team offers:
daily drop-in service for advice or a quick CV check
one-to-one in-depth guidance
one-to-one career coaching
interactive careers workshops
careers advice by e-mail.

Find out more at

Mode of Study/Course Length
The MA HRM starts in Sept and the taught element and examinations are completed by the
first week in June. Dissertations are to be submitted in September.

Course fees for the year of the course in 2010/11 (subject to review for 2011/12):
Full time:           £5000 (Home/EU)             £8750 (International non-EU)

Please also see ELQ information below.

Additional Costs
CIPD membership:      £120 approximately (payable directly to CIPD)

Equivalent or Lower Qualifications (ELQ)
From 2008/09, the government no longer provides funding to support Universities teaching
United Kingdom and European Union students who are studying for an award which is of an
equal or lower level than their existing qualifications. For example, an applicant wishing to
study a degree who already has a degree is regarded as studying for an ELQ and the
University would not receive funding for this student. As a result we have introduced a new
set of fees for students registering from 2010-11 who are studying for an ELQ.

For more information please go to on our

If you have a query regarding the level of your previous qualifications please contact our
Central Admissions team on 0113 812 3159.

If you believe you will be applying for a course that is equal or lower than a previous
qualification and would like to find out the fees for this course please contact our Fees team
on 0113 812 4935.

Course Leader
Dr Julia Claxton
Tel: 0113 812 4878

How to Apply:
Please contact Student Recruitment & Admissions Team for an Application form
Student Recruitment & Admissions
Faculty of Business & Law
Leeds Metropolitan University
Old School Board
Calverley Street
Leeds LS1 3ED

Tel: 0113 812 6127 - Email:

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