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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

HR practitioners are increasingly required to understand how to strategically manage human resources in line with an organisation’s intended future direction. Swansea Business School offers the opportunity for students to study a CIPD approved MA in HRM, focused on delivering creative and expertly-designed learning which will allow practitioners to improve the delivery of Human Resource Management in organisations which is future focused.

The MA HRM aims to develop business savvy HR professionals who will form an integral part of the success of the businesses they support.

The programme is also aligned to delivering the core values and behaviours of the CIPD profession.

Above all our MA in HRM is designed to meet the needs of HR practitioners with a programme that is not just intellectually stimulating but also practically relevant and up to date.

Course Overview

The MA in HRM provides the development of in-depth knowledge and understanding of HRM within a wider organisational and contextual framework.

Current issues in HRM are explored and students will develop techniques applicable to enable application of a range of HRM skills to organisations in which they are likely to operate. Students who successfully complete the MA will also receive the Internationally recognised CIPD recognition towards Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of examination and course work. Course work take various forms including a work-based project, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis, reflective statements and a skills portfolio. Part two requires a 15,000 word dissertation. Students on the full time programme or who are not currently in employment may be able to base their projects on companies from the extensive SBS employer network to provide alternatives to work based assignments.

Career Opportunities

Past students have enhanced their HRM careers in the private, public and voluntary/not for profit sectors in the UK and overseas.

Students also participate in a programme of organisational visits, workshops and CPD events (in liaison with the CIPD and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to provide application and networking opportunities. The content of the programme is vocationally focused, using real case studies of current organisations. Students are encouraged to share their own work experience and apply their knowledge and skills in creative and innovative ways.

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University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    109th out of 123 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    113 52%

    85th

    25
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    107th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    14th

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