Following on from the CIPD Advanced Diploma, or the Postgraduate Advanced Diploma, the MA HRM course consists of two modules.
Research Methods (20 M-level credits) taught over six sessions develops the research skills necessary to design and undertake a substantial HRM research project.
HRM Management Research Report (40 M-level credits). This usually takes a minimum of six months to complete part-time and is a self-managed piece of work with academic supervision and support. You'll explore a significant HR management problem (usually identified in your employing organisation) which is likely to add value to your organisation and/ or to your chosen area of study.
You'll gain experience in undertaking a focused research project, at a strategic level, into a significant HRM issue, through which you'll demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical awareness in the context of your own professional HRM practice, whilst also reflecting on current HRM theory and practice. You’ll critically reflect on your ability to identify and apply relevant methods to collect, organise and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data, and make actionable and valuable recommendations.