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Human Resources and Consulting MA

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Lancaster University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

The ability to empower organisations and their people is a highly sought-after skill, and the focus on developing, valuing, and managing human resources has never been greater. This unique course blends strategic HR, development and consulting to develop your expertise in working with and through people.

It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Whether you are a recent graduate, or already work in HR, management education or consultancy, your mind will be challenged as we train you to think and act critically and effectively.

This is not a programme focused on simplistic ‘models’ or techniques. Instead we will teach you to hone the capabilities and skills necessary to develop people and knowledge effectively.

You will put your newly developed conceptual abilities into practice with real-life organisations, including how to intervene constructively in strategic issues and stimulate change through consulting. We will encourage you to work collaboratively, sharing ideas and experiences with your international classmates and tutors. As our graduates tell us, that’s often how you will learn the most.

About our Masters

The ability to empower organisations and their people is a highly sought-after skill, and the focus on developing, valuing, and managing human resources has never been greater. This unique course blends strategic HR, development and consulting to develop your expertise in working with and through people.

It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Whether you are a recent graduate, or already work in HR, management education or consultancy, your mind will be challenged as we train you to think and act critically and effectively.

Assessment

Our assessments are designed to develop your learning. Coursework has a mix of individual and team-based elements, and goes from smaller and shorter elements in the first term, building in scope and size and leading to the dissertation. Assessments are not necessarily tied to one specific module. The coursework involves essays, group presentations, a consulting project and a dissertation. There are also three exams, which are a requirement for the Associate level of CIPD professional membership.

Route to PhD Study

UK/EU applicants with a good honours degree who wish to go on to study for a PhD can apply for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3 Studentship. This covers tuition fees and, depending on eligibility, living expenses for the MA and, provisionally, for a further three years’ study for a PhD.

Route to PhD Study

UK/EU applicants with a good honours degree who wish to go on to study for a PhD can apply for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3 Studentship. This covers tuition fees and, depending on eligibility, living expenses for the MA and, provisionally, for a further three years’ study for a PhD.

Careers

You will benefit from a dedicated Careers and Learning Development module, which integrates job-seeking advice and careers development alongside inputs on assessment, coaching and professional development.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University campus has a vast array of facilities including shops, banks, hairdressers and coffee shops.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 123 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    146 67%

    32nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    29th

    14

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