You should study the modules in the order shown. However if you wish to start in May, you can do so by taking Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring (B867) first as a standalone module. When you register for The human resource professional (B863) and meet the entry requirements for the qualification, B867 can be linked to the qualification.
As part of this qualification you'll need to study two optional modules. We strongly recommend that you study Employment relations and employee engagement (B866) and Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring (B867), rather than Managing research in the workplace (B865), as the research methods and work-based project elements for the MSc in HRM are covered by the compulsory module Dissertation (HRM) (B804).
To gain this qualification, you need 180 credits as follows:
60 credits of compulsory modules:
60 credits from this list:
a final 60 credit compulsory module:
- Dissertation (HRM) (B804)
This is the final module in the MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM). You will carry out a research project and write a dissertation based on a work-based project.
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For CIPD recognition of this qualification:
The MSc in Human Resource Management is complemented by a three day residential school that provides an additional opportunity to practise and receive feedback on HR skills. The residential school is compulsory for those seeking CIPD membership and is optional for all other students.
You should note that the University’s unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 60 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you.
We regularly review our curriculum; therefore, the qualification described on this page – including its availability, its structure, and available modules – may change over time. If we make changes to this qualification, we’ll update this page as soon as possible. Once you’ve registered or are studying this qualification, where practicable, we’ll inform you in good time of any upcoming changes. If you’d like to know more about the circumstances in which the University might make changes to the curriculum, see our Academic Regulations or contact us. This description was last updated on 8th June 2018.
If you’ve successfully completed some relevant postgraduate study elsewhere, you might be able to count it towards this qualification, reducing the number of modules you need to study. You should apply for credit transfer as soon as possible, before you register for your first module. For more details and an application form, visit our Credit Transfer website.