MA Human Resource Management (Top Up)

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    Overall programmes could be completed in 6 months.



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    Programme Overview

    University of Northampton’s MA Human Resource Management Top-up degree is specifically designed for those who have completed their Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma and are looking to complete their postgraduate qualification with a higher degree. The Human Resource Management Top-up will build upon your existing qualification and top it up so that you obtain a qualification at Masters level.

    This HR top up course offers you the opportunity to meet your continuing professional requirements as a human resource practitioner and enrich your career prospects.

    • Designed for those who have completed their Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent
    • A dedicated supervisor to support you through the preparation and completion of your masters dissertation
    • Guided week-by-week tasks that you can complete online flexibly, at your own time, and your own pace
    • Fantastic online resources for books, journals and academic skills support
    • 100% online learning with no campus attendance – you can study from anywhere at times to suit you!
    Course Structure

    There is only one 60-cerdit module for this programme

    • Dissertation and Research Methods (60 credits)
    The top up human resources management MA is designed for those who have completed their Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma and aims to provide a means by which the continuing professional and personal needs of human resource practitioners may be met. This course aims to extend your understanding and competence whilst enhancing your ability to think strategically about management and organisational change.

    This top up degree in human resources is designed to broaden your specialist knowledge gained at the professional level. The Research Methods and Dissertation module provides an introduction to research, types of research methodology, planning a research project, data collection and analysis and the presentation of research findings.

    Following successful completion of your research methods project, you will undertake a dissertation related to an aspect of strategic significance for the organisation. Previous topics have included the following:

    • ‘An analysis of measures to re-engage the workforce after a major restructuring and downsizing programme’
    • ‘An investigation of the human effects of organisational change in a merger and the role of the HR Function in influencing and supporting culture change’
    • ‘Alternative strategies for identifying and tackling major HR challenges in the decade ahead’
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    Entry Requirements
    • Applicants with Level 7 qualifications (for example Level 7 diploma in Human Resource Management from OTHM/Qualifi/ATHE etc. ) from approved awarding bodies will be considered for transfer to the final stage of the MA programme and earn their degree in 6 months.
    • If you have successfully completed the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma, you will be eligible to apply for this top up human resource management course.
    • International equivalents may be accepted such as OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management (RQF).
    Overall programmes could be completed in 6 months.
    Programme modality
    The MA Human Resource Management (Top up) is studied 100% online through the virtual learning platform with tutor support. You will receive excellent support from the academic team, including your programme manager and your supervisor who will be with you every step of the way.

    For applicable tuitions, please, contact with the KIMT admission authority. Tuitions are due in full with enrolment for the complete programme.

    Awarding institution
    The program is delivered by KIMT & HRMI and awarded by University of Northampton, UK
    The only assessment for this course is a dissertation
    September, January, and June
    Documents Required for Admission
    • Passport copy (The pages hold personal information)
    • All academic certificates & transcripts
    • Work service letter (If any)
    • Personal statement
    • Updated CV
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