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Whether you want to work in a stand-alone human resource management (HRM) department, be involved in leadership development or hone your expertise in employment law and relations, there are a growing number of job opportunities for those who put people at the heart of what they do.

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in HRM whilst also offering you the opportunity to apply for professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD).

Informed by the latest research and professional practice in human resource management and development (HRM&D), the programme enables you to gain specialist knowledge as well as develop critical thinking and research skills.

On completion of the programme you will have achieved the equivalent of the CIPD Advanced Diploma, which means you will be eligible to apply for new Associate or to upgrade to Chartered Status of CIPD membership.

Wherever you are in your HRM career, this course will help you develop the intellectual, leadership, professional and transferable skills employers look for.

Whether you want to work in a stand-alone human resource management (HRM) department, be involved in leadership development or hone your expertise in employment law and relations, there are a growing number of job opportunities for those who put people at the heart of what they do.

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in HRM whilst also offering you the opportunity to apply for professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD).

Informed by the latest research and professional practice in human resource management and development (HRM&D), the programme enables you to gain specialist knowledge as well as develop critical thinking and research skills.

On completion of the programme you will have achieved the equivalent of the CIPD Advanced Diploma, which means you will be eligible to apply for new Associate or to upgrade to Chartered Status of CIPD membership.

Wherever you are in your HRM career, this course will help you develop the intellectual, leadership, professional and transferable skills employers look for.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 years part-time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2022

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) degree, or a Newcastle Business School Diploma in Management Development. Or an equivalent professional qualification with two and half years managerial/supervisory experience.

Chartered-status members of the CIPD may progress directly to the one-year top-up Masters degree. Applicants who are CIPD students or who hold an associate CIPD membership must complete the full two-year programme.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications </p

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) degree, or a Newcastle Business School Diploma in Management Development. Or an equivalent professional qualification with two and half years managerial/supervisory experience.

Chartered-status members of the CIPD may progress directly to the one-year top-up Masters degree. Applicants who are CIPD students or who hold an associate CIPD membership must complete the full two-year programme.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

Full UK Fee: £8,400

Full EU Fee: £16,000

Full International Fee: £16,000



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ADDITIONAL COSTS

Mandatory Professional Fee: In order to obtain the professional accreditation of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), you will be required to join as a Student Member from your first year of study. There is a one-off joining fee of approximately £40, plus an annual membership fee of approximately £98. If you are already Assoc. CIPD (or hold chartered status) you will be required to maintain your membership for the duration of the programme. Optional Text Costs: Whilst books are available via the University Library, there are various advised/recommended books you may wish to purchase throughout the duration of this course, costs are approximately £500.00.

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

Full UK Fee: £9,075

Full EU Fee: £16,500

Full International Fee: £16,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

"Mandatory Professional Fee: In order to obtain the professional accreditation of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), you will be required to join as a Student Member from your first year of study. There is a one-off joining fee of approximately £40, plus an annual membership fee of approximately £98. If you are already Assoc. CIPD (or hold chartered status) you will be required to maintain your membership for the duration of the programme. Optional Text Costs: Whilst books are available via the University Library, there are various advised/recommended books you may wish to purchase throughout the duration of this course, costs are approximately £500.00."

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

HR9704 -

Developing Self as HR Leader (Core,20 Credits)

One of the key principles underpinning the postgraduate provision in NBS is that of reflective practice. ‘Developing Self as HR Leader’ puts you at the centre of the learning process, facilitating the development of independent learning and critical thinking skills via reflective practice. The module also assists you in evidencing how you meet professional body requirements in terms of professional competence standards.

The module is one year in duration. During Semester 1 you will be introduced to the concepts of self-awareness and continuous self-development, and personal and professional processes and practices that will inform and sustain your current and future practice as colleagues, managers and HR leaders. Topics include:

• Self-awareness and self-development
• Giving and receiving feedback
• Culutural and emotional intelligence
• Perceptions and values
• Personality and identity
• Developing managerial and leadership skills
• Working in groups and teams
• Learning and reflective practice

In Semester 2, the second half of the module aims to deliver an opportunity for you to develop a range of practical skills determined by your own professional development priorities for your individual professional practice in HRM&D. Learning will occur by engaging in reflective practice through critical reflection and reflexivity. As a result of attending the module, you will have experienced (and hopefully learned something about) networking, team working, giving feedback, influencing, presenting and negotiating as well as the particular skill that you set out to develop in the first place, so help you demonstrate an essential people management skill set.

More information

HR9705 -

Strategic and HR Decision Making in an International Context (Core,20 Credits)

Human Resource (HR) professionals and managers operate within increasingly complex and changing organisational and contextual circumstances. This applies to HR professionals in the private, public or ‘third’ sectors and regardless of the size of their organisations or the types of goods or services these enterprises produce for their customers or clients. This module provides you firstly with an understanding of the principal internal and external environmental contexts of contemporary organisations including the managerial and business context within which managers, HR professionals and workers interact. This includes conditions of environmental turbulence, change and uncertainty. Secondly the module allows you to examine how those leading organisations respond to these dynamic international contexts. Thirdly the module indicates how leaders in organisations and those in the HR function and line managers with HR responsibilities need to recognise and acknowledge that corporate decisions and HR choices are not always shaped by managers alone. They are also shaped by internal and external forces beyond their immediate control. Having studied this module you will be aware that managers and HR professionals in different types of organisation (small, large, national, global) in responding to their internal, business and external environmental contexts not only have opportunities and choices when taking organisational and HR decisions but also face some constraints on their autonomy in determining their futures. This module explores the implications for HRM professional practice and provides you with opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development.

More information

HR9715 -

Academic Study Skills and Professional Development (Core,0 Credits)

This module gives you the learning you need to develop skills and knowledge in a number of key areas important for study at Master’s level and for your development as an HR practitioner. Through practical exercises and discussion, you will study a number of important topics such as critical writing, library skills, referencing, preparing for exams. Academic procedures such as Submission Extensions, Personal Extenuating Circumstances, Assessment Regulations for Taught Awards are explained. You will also develop understanding of professional body (CIPD) requirements, the importance of engaging with your local CIPD branch, and in semester 2 will take part in a career-development session which draws upon the CIPD Profession map.

More information

NX9705 -

Business Skills for Human Resource Managers (Core,20 Credits)

This module aims to equip you with a set of business skills that are pivotal to successful human resource management practice. A ‘skill’ is a practised ability to do something and the skill-set that this modules addresses includes the ability to think systematically about problems, to explore options and test ideas, to manage and interrogate data so as to create information and develop the intelligence that is required to support decision making. The Human Resource Manager must also be able to interpret financial information and manage resources effectively in order to make a full contribution to the success of their own organization, so the module also develops your understanding of these subjects. Much of this enhanced skill-set requires an enhanced proficiency in the use of information technology and a prominent theme throughout this module is the ‘hands-on-use’ of tools, techniques, and software applications that are commonly used in business and industry. You will therefore develop business skills through ‘learning by doing’. The module therefore complements the more personal employability and transferable skills that you will acquire elsewhere on your programme.

The content of this module offers opportunities to acquire the learning outcomes of the professional body for human resource managers and people developers –The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). The CIPD has 140,000 members worldwide. The main topics and subject areas that you will study are:

• Decision making, decision support systems and problem identification
• Relational data modelling, data management, and data interrogation
• Business activity modelling, balancing Key Performance Indicators and dash-boarding
• Business Intelligence, ‘Big Data’ and Data Analytics
• Managing projects
• The interpretation and analysis of financial statements
• Budgeting and costing for activity

More information

HR9706 -

Reward and Performance Management (Core,20 Credits)

Reward and Performance Management will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to effectively design, implement and evaluate reward systems and performance management processes in an organisation.

In semester one of this module you will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of reward and the importance of understanding organisational aims and context when developing a reward structure. From this you will then work in groups to develop a detailed pay and reward structure for a known organisation, giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to a simulated organisational setting. At each stage in the development of the pay and reward structure you will be guided by your tutor to evaluate and reflect on the complex implications of reward decisions. You will also consider key ethical issues in reward management, for example the gender pay gap and the national living wage, as well as the implications of pay and reward strategy in multi-national organisations.

In semester two, starting with the aims of performance management and links to organisational objectives, you will then consider the application of models of High Performance Work Systems to an organisation. You will then focus on the technical aspects of performance management processes exploring the tools available in effective performance management, the skills required by line managers and HR professionals and the role of employee involvement. Throughout you will be encouraged to reflect on differences within and across sectors and in an international context. This module will encourage you to reflect critically on models of high performance work systems and to consider the ethical implications for employees.

More information

HR9707 -

The Employment Relationship (Core,20 Credits)

There are a number of factors that can impact on the employment relationship; these include the attitudes of the parties involved, the socio-economic environment and business sector, the effects of globalisation and the level of collectivism within a workplace. It is vital for human resource professionals to have a detailed working knowledge of these factors.

This module aims to provide you with the relevant knowledge and competence to deal with employment relations and law issues at work. In doing this it aims to ensure that you are aware of the obligations of both employers and employees and are able to provide professional advice on basic employment and legal rights. Overall the module will ensure that employment relations and legal issues are taken into account in planning, preparing and implementing sound human resources policies.

One of the central themes of the module is to develop your ability to transpose theory into practice. In weeks 1 to 9 of the module you will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings and legal framework of employment relations. Specifically, you will critically analyse such subjects as individual legal rights, employee voice at work, conflict resolution and be introduced to the UK employment tribunal framework. Subsequent sessions will see you put your theoretical understandings to good use by developing a response to a practical workplace issue culminating in a mock tribunal case in the University law court. Throughout the module you will also be given support from both the teaching staff and your peers to develop and verbalise effective, research-based arguments.

More information

HR9708 -

Managing and Developing Talent (Core,20 Credits)

Your learning activities on this module focus on the integration and development of a strategic approach to the attraction, retention and development of staff, analysing their key employment markets and gaining an understanding of their dynamics so as to enable companies to compete more effectively, both now and in the future. You will learn how the HR function plays a central role at every stage of the employee life-cycle, for example, recruitment and selection including employer branding, employee turnover and retention, learning and development, talent management all within a global context, both at strategic and operational levels. The module will also assist you in developing a critical understanding of the potential and limitations of the contribution of learning and talent development policies and strategies to formulating and achieving objectives at national, organisational, group and individual levels and will enable the development of intellectual, social, professional and personal skills to perform effectively in associated professional roles.

More information

HR9710 -

Management Research Report: Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective (Optional,20 Credits)

This module explores the nature and practice of client-based business and management research, providing you with the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of research practice and many of the practical skills needed by the effective HRM&D practitioner. The module aims to enable you to develop intellectual and practical skills for undertaking an individual student-led, ethical investigation into a HR focussed business problem or issue and relevant to CIPD professional practice. Using appropriate research methodologies and data collection methods, you will critically synthesise a body of Human Resource Management and Development knowledge, relevant to the programme, with an organisational issue that you have identified. You will then provide recommendations for improvement change based on your analysis.

The module is student-led but you are supported by lectures and workshops, which provide an introduction to undertaking Business and Management research, and by group supervision meetings supporting you in the conduct of the research investigation and the submission of the research proposal and report.

The lectures and workshop series will cover the following topics:
1. Developing a research aim/question (focusing and scoping the research) and writing a research proposal
2. Developing a literature review
3. Choosing a research methodology and methods in compliance with ethics
4. Qualitative & Quantitative data collection techniques
5. Qualitative & Quantitative data analysis techniques
6. Communicating findings, analysis, conclusions and recommendations

Upon completion of the module you will be able to:
1. Conduct independent and ethical academic and practical research, including to CIPD requirements, involving the application and critical evaluation of appropriate theories and methods
2. Engage critically with relevant literature to establish a framework in which to analyse and synthesise the results of your primary or secondary research
3. Generate / collect relevant primary or secondary data using an appropriate and justified method and recognising the ethical implications of your approach
4. Analyse your data using an appropriate and justified method of analysis
5. Make appropriate and justified conclusions and recommendations and critically evaluate the process of research you have undertaken

More information

HR9711 -

Masters Dissertation: Management Research Report (Core,60 Credits)

The dissertation module aims to enable you to develop intellectual and practical skills for undertaking an individual student-led, ethical investigation into a HR focussed business problem or issue and relevant to CIPD professional practice. Using appropriate research methodologies and data collection methods, you will critically synthesise a body of Human Resource Management and Development knowledge, relevant to the programme, with an organisational issue that you have identified. You will then provide recommendations for improvement change based on their analysis.

The module is student-led but you are supported by lectures and workshops which provide an introduction to undertaking Business-Management research followed by one-to-one or small-group supervision meetings on the submission of the proposal.
The lectures and workshops will cover the following topics:
1. Developing a research aim/question (focusing and scoping the research) and writing a research proposal
2. Developing a literature review
3. Choosing a research methodology and methods in compliance with ethics
4. Qualitative & Quantitative data collection techniques
5. Qualitative & Quantitative data analysis techniques
6. Communicating findings, analysis, conclusions and recommendations

Upon completion of the module you will be able to:
1. Conduct independent and ethical academic and practical research, involving the application and critical evaluation of appropriate theories and models, including the requirements for CIPD.
2. Engage critically with relevant literature to establish a framework in which to analyse and synthesise the results of your primary or secondary research
3. Generate / collect relevant primary or secondary data using an appropriate and justified method
4. Analyse your data using an appropriate and justified method of analysis
5. Recognise the ethical implications of your work
6. Critically evaluate the process of research you have undertaken

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

HR9704 -

Developing Self as HR Leader (Core,20 Credits)

One of the key principles underpinning the postgraduate provision in NBS is that of reflective practice. ‘Developing Self as HR Leader’ puts you at the centre of the learning process, facilitating the development of independent learning and critical thinking skills via reflective practice. The module also assists you in evidencing how you meet professional body requirements in terms of professional competence standards.

The module is one year in duration. During Semester 1 you will be introduced to the concepts of self-awareness and continuous self-development, and personal and professional processes and practices that will inform and sustain your current and future practice as colleagues, managers and HR leaders. Topics include:

• Self-awareness and self-development
• Giving and receiving feedback
• Culutural and emotional intelligence
• Perceptions and values
• Personality and identity
• Developing managerial and leadership skills
• Working in groups and teams
• Learning and reflective practice

In Semester 2, the second half of the module aims to deliver an opportunity for you to develop a range of practical skills determined by your own professional development priorities for your individual professional practice in HRM&D. Learning will occur by engaging in reflective practice through critical reflection and reflexivity. As a result of attending the module, you will have experienced (and hopefully learned something about) networking, team working, giving feedback, influencing, presenting and negotiating as well as the particular skill that you set out to develop in the first place, so help you demonstrate an essential people management skill set.

More information

HR9705 -

Strategic and HR Decision Making in an International Context (Core,20 Credits)

Human Resource (HR) professionals and managers operate within increasingly complex and changing organisational and contextual circumstances. This applies to HR professionals in the private, public or ‘third’ sectors and regardless of the size of their organisations or the types of goods or services these enterprises produce for their customers or clients. This module provides you firstly with an understanding of the principal internal and external environmental contexts of contemporary organisations including the managerial and business context within which managers, HR professionals and workers interact. This includes conditions of environmental turbulence, change and uncertainty. Secondly the module allows you to examine how those leading organisations respond to these dynamic international contexts. Thirdly the module indicates how leaders in organisations and those in the HR function and line managers with HR responsibilities need to recognise and acknowledge that corporate decisions and HR choices are not always shaped by managers alone. They are also shaped by internal and external forces beyond their immediate control. Having studied this module you will be aware that managers and HR professionals in different types of organisation (small, large, national, global) in responding to their internal, business and external environmental contexts not only have opportunities and choices when taking organisational and HR decisions but also face some constraints on their autonomy in determining their futures. This module explores the implications for HRM professional practice and provides you with opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development.

More information

HR9715 -

Academic Study Skills and Professional Development (Core,0 Credits)

This module gives you the learning you need to develop skills and knowledge in a number of key areas important for study at Master’s level and for your development as an HR practitioner. Through practical exercises and discussion, you will study a number of important topics such as critical writing, library skills, referencing, preparing for exams. Academic procedures such as Submission Extensions, Personal Extenuating Circumstances, Assessment Regulations for Taught Awards are explained. You will also develop understanding of professional body (CIPD) requirements, the importance of engaging with your local CIPD branch, and in semester 2 will take part in a career-development session which draws upon the CIPD Profession map.

More information

NX9705 -

Business Skills for Human Resource Managers (Core,20 Credits)

This module aims to equip you with a set of business skills that are pivotal to successful human resource management practice. A ‘skill’ is a practised ability to do something and the skill-set that this modules addresses includes the ability to think systematically about problems, to explore options and test ideas, to manage and interrogate data so as to create information and develop the intelligence that is required to support decision making. The Human Resource Manager must also be able to interpret financial information and manage resources effectively in order to make a full contribution to the success of their own organization, so the module also develops your understanding of these subjects. Much of this enhanced skill-set requires an enhanced proficiency in the use of information technology and a prominent theme throughout this module is the ‘hands-on-use’ of tools, techniques, and software applications that are commonly used in business and industry. You will therefore develop business skills through ‘learning by doing’. The module therefore complements the more personal employability and transferable skills that you will acquire elsewhere on your programme.

The content of this module offers opportunities to acquire the learning outcomes of the professional body for human resource managers and people developers –The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). The CIPD has 140,000 members worldwide. The main topics and subject areas that you will study are:

• Decision making, decision support systems and problem identification
• Relational data modelling, data management, and data interrogation
• Business activity modelling, balancing Key Performance Indicators and dash-boarding
• Business Intelligence, ‘Big Data’ and Data Analytics
• Managing projects
• The interpretation and analysis of financial statements
• Budgeting and costing for activity

More information

HR9706 -

Reward and Performance Management (Core,20 Credits)

Reward and Performance Management will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to effectively design, implement and evaluate reward systems and performance management processes in an organisation.

In semester one of this module you will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of reward and the importance of understanding organisational aims and context when developing a reward structure. From this you will then work in groups to develop a detailed pay and reward structure for a known organisation, giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to a simulated organisational setting. At each stage in the development of the pay and reward structure you will be guided by your tutor to evaluate and reflect on the complex implications of reward decisions. You will also consider key ethical issues in reward management, for example the gender pay gap and the national living wage, as well as the implications of pay and reward strategy in multi-national organisations.

In semester two, starting with the aims of performance management and links to organisational objectives, you will then consider the application of models of High Performance Work Systems to an organisation. You will then focus on the technical aspects of performance management processes exploring the tools available in effective performance management, the skills required by line managers and HR professionals and the role of employee involvement. Throughout you will be encouraged to reflect on differences within and across sectors and in an international context. This module will encourage you to reflect critically on models of high performance work systems and to consider the ethical implications for employees.

More information

HR9707 -

The Employment Relationship (Core,20 Credits)

There are a number of factors that can impact on the employment relationship; these include the attitudes of the parties involved, the socio-economic environment and business sector, the effects of globalisation and the level of collectivism within a workplace. It is vital for human resource professionals to have a detailed working knowledge of these factors.

This module aims to provide you with the relevant knowledge and competence to deal with employment relations and law issues at work. In doing this it aims to ensure that you are aware of the obligations of both employers and employees and are able to provide professional advice on basic employment and legal rights. Overall the module will ensure that employment relations and legal issues are taken into account in planning, preparing and implementing sound human resources policies.

One of the central themes of the module is to develop your ability to transpose theory into practice. In weeks 1 to 9 of the module you will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings and legal framework of employment relations. Specifically, you will critically analyse such subjects as individual legal rights, employee voice at work, conflict resolution and be introduced to the UK employment tribunal framework. Subsequent sessions will see you put your theoretical understandings to good use by developing a response to a practical workplace issue culminating in a mock tribunal case in the University law court. Throughout the module you will also be given support from both the teaching staff and your peers to develop and verbalise effective, research-based arguments.

More information

HR9708 -

Managing and Developing Talent (Core,20 Credits)

Your learning activities on this module focus on the integration and development of a strategic approach to the attraction, retention and development of staff, analysing their key employment markets and gaining an understanding of their dynamics so as to enable companies to compete more effectively, both now and in the future. You will learn how the HR function plays a central role at every stage of the employee life-cycle, for example, recruitment and selection including employer branding, employee turnover and retention, learning and development, talent management all within a global context, both at strategic and operational levels. The module will also assist you in developing a critical understanding of the potential and limitations of the contribution of learning and talent development policies and strategies to formulating and achieving objectives at national, organisational, group and individual levels and will enable the development of intellectual, social, professional and personal skills to perform effectively in associated professional roles.

More information

HR9710 -

Management Research Report: Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective (Optional,20 Credits)

This module explores the nature and practice of client-based business and management research, providing you with the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of research practice and many of the practical skills needed by the effective HRM&D practitioner. The module aims to enable you to develop intellectual and practical skills for undertaking an individual student-led, ethical investigation into a HR focussed business problem or issue and relevant to CIPD professional practice. Using appropriate research methodologies and data collection methods, you will critically synthesise a body of Human Resource Management and Development knowledge, relevant to the programme, with an organisational issue that you have identified. You will then provide recommendations for improvement change based on your analysis.

The module is student-led but you are supported by lectures and workshops, which provide an introduction to undertaking Business and Management research, and by group supervision meetings supporting you in the conduct of the research investigation and the submission of the research proposal and report.

The lectures and workshop series will cover the following topics:
1. Developing a research aim/question (focusing and scoping the research) and writing a research proposal
2. Developing a literature review
3. Choosing a research methodology and methods in compliance with ethics
4. Qualitative & Quantitative data collection techniques
5. Qualitative & Quantitative data analysis techniques
6. Communicating findings, analysis, conclusions and recommendations

Upon completion of the module you will be able to:
1. Conduct independent and ethical academic and practical research, including to CIPD requirements, involving the application and critical evaluation of appropriate theories and methods
2. Engage critically with relevant literature to establish a framework in which to analyse and synthesise the results of your primary or secondary research
3. Generate / collect relevant primary or secondary data using an appropriate and justified method and recognising the ethical implications of your approach
4. Analyse your data using an appropriate and justified method of analysis
5. Make appropriate and justified conclusions and recommendations and critically evaluate the process of research you have undertaken

More information

HR9711 -

Masters Dissertation: Management Research Report (Core,60 Credits)

The dissertation module aims to enable you to develop intellectual and practical skills for undertaking an individual student-led, ethical investigation into a HR focussed business problem or issue and relevant to CIPD professional practice. Using appropriate research methodologies and data collection methods, you will critically synthesise a body of Human Resource Management and Development knowledge, relevant to the programme, with an organisational issue that you have identified. You will then provide recommendations for improvement change based on their analysis.

The module is student-led but you are supported by lectures and workshops which provide an introduction to undertaking Business-Management research followed by one-to-one or small-group supervision meetings on the submission of the proposal.
The lectures and workshops will cover the following topics:
1. Developing a research aim/question (focusing and scoping the research) and writing a research proposal
2. Developing a literature review
3. Choosing a research methodology and methods in compliance with ethics
4. Qualitative & Quantitative data collection techniques
5. Qualitative & Quantitative data analysis techniques
6. Communicating findings, analysis, conclusions and recommendations

Upon completion of the module you will be able to:
1. Conduct independent and ethical academic and practical research, involving the application and critical evaluation of appropriate theories and models, including the requirements for CIPD.
2. Engage critically with relevant literature to establish a framework in which to analyse and synthesise the results of your primary or secondary research
3. Generate / collect relevant primary or secondary data using an appropriate and justified method
4. Analyse your data using an appropriate and justified method of analysis
5. Recognise the ethical implications of your work
6. Critically evaluate the process of research you have undertaken

More information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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