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Human Resource Management and Development MA

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

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.

After completing your programme, there are many options available. As a number of employers see the CIPD qualification as the 'must have' for promotion to senior HR related positions, you could use the skills, specialist knowledge and experience gained during your two years at Newcastle Business School to develop with your current employer, whether in a specific HR position or more general people-related role. Or, you could see your future with a new employer in a similar or entirely different sector.

We have seen students transition easily from small private sector businesses to taking on roles in large public sector organisations such as NHS Trusts and Local Authorities. Past students have also moved from general policy and practice HR to the specific areas of Equality and Reward Management including Pensions. There are also many opportunities available if you want to change your career entirely, as your enhanced skills, knowledge, and experience can be successfully transferred to many different avenues. Past students have moved into consultancy, mentoring, business development, project management, and entrepreneurship. Senior practitioners with chartered CIPD accreditation and appropriate management experience, have also found that the MA in HRM & D has provided them with a route into teaching.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500overall cost

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University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 123 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    138 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%



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