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Course overview

Start date

September 2018

Subject area

Business and Marketing

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

If you are an HR professional, or want to make a move into HR, this master’s  degree will take your career to the next level. 

The course combines the theoretical knowledge you would expect at master’s level with the practical elements you will need to succeed in your career. It has a strong emphasis on the behavioural and leadership skills that will make a positive difference, wherever you work.

If you are a conscientious and committed professional looking for accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), you will join around 40 like-minded people from London, the UK, Europe and further afield.

And, with our contacts and support, you will build a network that will help you throughout the rest of your career.

As someone dedicated to your own personal and professional development, you will benefit from this highly practical course and will be taught to specialise in all key HRM areas, including learning and development, employee relations and recruitment.

On graduation you will have associate membership of the CIPD and will have the knowledge component required to go for chartered CIPD status, which will really cement your professional standing.

 

CIPD Approved

This masters is accredited to the Advanced level by the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development, ensuring you graduate with the practitioner skills you need for a career in HR. The CIPD also rates our students' Management Reports with the highest confidence, meaning your research will make a real impact on business outcomes.

Contact us

If you have any questions, talk to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk.

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Accredited

This is an advanced Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) course, enabling you to apply for Chartered CIPD status with the right work experience – to help your career take off

Learn from industry experts

You will be taught by experienced practitioners who are active researchers in the subject area

Network with HR professionals

The CIPD East London branch meets regularly at UEL, exposing you to fantastic networking opportunities with HR professionals

EnquireVisit UEL

Estelle Jochel

MA Human Resource Management

I am now a HR Advisor for a global IT company. I am responsible for the EMEA region, which has staff in 23 countries.

Fees and funding

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,280 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below are some the funding available to support you in your studies:

  • Alumni Discount - 15% fee waiver
  • Early Payment Discount - 5% fee waiver
  • Asylum Seeker scholarship - 100% fee waiver
  • Civic Engagement - £1,000
  • Harship bursary - up tp £2,000
  • Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000
  • Team UEL - £1,000

Terms and conditions apply.









There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:









The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£9,900
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below are some the funding available to support you in your studies:

  • Alumni Discount - 15% fee waiver
  • Early Payment Discount - 5% fee waiver
  • Asylum Seeker scholarship - 100% fee waiver
  • Civic Engagement - £1,000
  • Harship bursary - up tp £2,000
  • Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000
  • Team UEL - £1,000

Terms and conditions apply.









There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:









The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£1,650

Per 30 credit module

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an postgraduate course, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £4,000. You can find out more about the international scholarships here. In addition to this, we offer a five per cent early payment discount and 15 per cent alumni discount.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082234444 or study@uel.ac.uk







As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.













Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.








Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk






Tuition fees
International
£12,850
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

From
Degree
Minimum 2.2 Honours in any subject.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY
In the personal statement, applicants should demonstrate their commitment to study HRM and how they think this qualification will support the development of their HR or people management career.
We will consider Degree-equivalent professional qualifications e.g. Certificate in Professional Practice (CPP) and two years managerial or HR work experience.
Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

What you'll study


  • Global HRM and Leadership in Context (core)
  • Comparative Employment Relations (core)
  • Employment Law (core)
  • Leading, Managing and Developing Global Talent (core)
  • International Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning (core)
  • Business Research and Consultancy (core)
  • Dissertation (core)

How You'll be Assessed

We use a range of assessment methods for each module. These may include group presentations, individual written essays, role play and case study report evaluation, unseen examinations and independent research reports.

Course specification

How you'll learn

This is a practical course, so you will take part in a large number of behavioural development and reflective exercises. This will involve weekend workshops on-campus, where you’ll be expected to put into practice some of the skills you need as an HR professional.

A core element of the HR professional role is in developing leadership and managerial skills in others – and on this course you will have the chance to hone your own managerial skills, style and qualities. You will undertake leadership development exercises, including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator tests.

As well as the many practical and scenario-based exercises, you will also be taught via lectures and seminars and you’ll be expected to conduct a great deal of independent study and research.

You will be taught by active researchers, who bring their insights to bear on the course. Research interests of our staff include diversity, gender and access to senior management positions, employment law and changes in public and private sector management.

The course leader, Elaine Yerby, is vice-chair of the 2,500-strong East London branch of the CIPD. All branch meetings are held at the University of East London, and you will benefit from this regular networking opportunity with senior HR professionals, who also provide guest speakers.

What you'll learn

On this course you will learn the key components of the HRM practitioner’s role, and you should come with an open mind and a willingness to engage with the very wide variety of content you’ll be presented with. 

The areas you will cover include managing people, recruitment, employment law, leadership and employee relations. You will also study management, strategy and training and development.

The course has been carefully designed to mirror the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s learning outcomes, so you can be sure that you will be taught the latest thinking.

You will also produce a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice, ensuring this has a strong strategic as well as a theoretical rationale. 

As a pre-requisite, the topic you choose must be grounded within a company or organisation.  Recent dissertation topics have included the female talent pipeline in the mobile phone industry and assessing the readiness for change in a large marketing company.

Your future career

Which route will you choose? This HRM Master's qualification will open doors to the profession in the public, private or voluntary sector. All companies and organisations thrive or fail according to the quality of their people and with your MA you will be well placed to make a strategic contribution.

You will have a breadth and depth of knowledge that will make you an attractive proposition to employers, able to combine a theoretical and practical approach to make a positive difference.

You might choose to go down the generalist path, where your skills and talents will be put to use across the range of HRM disciplines. Or instead you might choose to focus on a specific area. 

You could, for example focus on reward – ensuring the organisations retain the best staff – or on recruitment, making sure that companies attract and bring on board the best people for the job. This could be in-house or for a recruitment consultancy.

You could also focus on training and development, making sure that staff have the right skills and qualities to make a telling contribution to any company.

Good HRM staff are in demand and you might decide to go freelance or set up your own company. This qualification will increase your options significantly.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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