Applications for exemptions from any course unit, except the dissertation, will be considered. No more than 60 credits can be exempted.
Learning and Development: You will analyse how the development of people can contribute to the enhanced performance of individuals, teams and organisations. The unit looks at the strategic and operational integration of development into the organisation, focusing on the wider national context and the notion of talent.
Human Resource Management in Context: This unit aims to broaden your understanding of the internal and external factors that affect organisations, including the constantly evolving managerial and business context in which managers, HR professionals and employees interact.
Leading, Managing and Developing People: In this unit you will critically assess how people are managed and developed in contemporary organisations. You will study major research evidence on effective approaches to human resource (HR) and learning and development (L&D) practice.
Investigating a Business Issue 1: You will develop a stronger awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses as managers and colleagues. The unit focuses on developing and improving a range of skills that are pivotal to successful management practice and effective leadership. These include thinking and decision-making skills, the management of financial information, managing budgets, teamwork and interpersonal skills, and developing personal effectiveness and credibility at work.
Resourcing and Talent Management: You will analyse the role of resourcing and talent management in supporting strategic objectives in national and international contexts. The unit examines the various approaches to resourcing in organisations through recruitment, selection, employee retention and dismissal processes.
Managing Employment Relations: The aim of this unit is to provide HRM professionals with an understanding of employment relations, both nationally and internationally, from theoretical and behavioural competency perspectives.
Investigating a Business Issue 2: Through a work placement, this unit provides the opportunity for students to diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue from an HR perspective. You will collect and analyse data, derive supportable conclusions and make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice.
Leadership and Management Development: The focus of this unit is the development of leadership and management and their role in facilitating change and growth in individuals, teams and organisations.
Employment Law: You will learn the key principles that underpin UK (or Irish) and EU employment law, their purpose, the major defences that employers are able to deploy when defending cases and the potential organisational costs and risks associated with losing them. You will focus on situations that occur relatively regularly in workplaces, rather than on more obscure legal scenarios or on advanced knowledge of legislation or case law.
Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring: You will critically analyse how
the use of coaching and mentoring can facilitate enhanced performance for individuals within organisations.
(Our courses are regularly reviewed so the final module list may be slightly different from the one shown here.)
Why study at Solent?
This course offers not only an MA Human Resource Management qualification but also membership of the CIPD. This is the new associate-level membership and is sought by students and employers alike.
A combination of master’s-level study, work experience and professional accreditation ensures that graduates from this course enter the workplace with considerable advantages.
Students have the opportunity to undertake a six-week work placement.
Teaching, learning and assessment
This course is taught by a blend of group work, individual study, case studies, lectures and seminars. Students are supported in their research endeavours by an individual supervisor and mentor.
You are given the opportunity to undertake a six-week (maximum) work placement. During this placement, you will be able to work on live projects for companies and produce a research project for your CIPD accreditation.
Students have completed placements and projects on behalf of organisations such as the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the NHS, Sainsbury’s and Winchester University.
Assessments vary across units and are a mixture of written assignments, skills and exams.
Meet the Team
Teaching staff have significant industry experience, many of whom combine lecturing and senior roles in Human Resource. Research interests are diverse and include coaching and mentoring, ageing in the workplace and the impact of culture upon learning.