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MSc HRM Top Up

Top-up your postgraduate HRM qualification with a research project and graduate with a Masters degree!

Acacia Learning has teamed up with Edinburgh Napier University to provide CIPD Human Resource Management Level 7 Advanced or CIPD Advance Diploma in Strategic People Management graduates with a Masters in Human Resource Management Top-up Programme. This is a 9 month part time study programme which is delivered LIVE online.

This course is aimed at students looking to top-up a postgraduate HRM qualification with a research project and graduate with a Masters degree.

The 9 month part time Live Online programme aims to develop your knowledge, competencies and professional skills that will help address the challenges facing modern organisations.

By the end of the programme you should be able to:

  • Apply diagnostic and analytical skills in a research and workplace context.
  • Recognise appropriate management research methodologies and scholarship in HRM.
  • Integrate theory and practice to analyse a range of workplace issues.
  • Apply original application of knowledge, and demonstrate a practical understanding of how research is used to create and interpret knowledge in the field of business management and HRM.

The entry requirement for this course is a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or CIPD Level 7 Advanced Strategic Diploma in People Management or Diploma in Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development.

If you’re looking to enhance your knowledge, become more competitive in the market or continue your professional development, this is the programme for you!

Read 5 top tips for completing a practice-based Masters dissertation from Dr Kirsteen Grant who is a Programme Leader. 

  •  January: attend 3 Live online workshops run by Dr Lesley McLean.
  •  Submit one-page initial proposal for the research you will undertake.
  •  Skype meeting to finalise your research proposal (2000 words).
  •  Get feedback on your proposal & supervisor support to help build your research.
  •  WebEx session to guide you through the scoping study (7000 words).
  •  Attend two online workshops to ensure you’re on track.
  •  August: submit your final 15,000-word dissertation.

The dissertation will build your professional and academic knowledge and expertise on a specific area of HR practice. You can link this to a current work project or choose an area you wish to develop for the future.

It will enable you to build your credibility and confidence – not only aiding your professional development but also your marketability.

The cost for the 2022 programme is £2,900. 

To enrol for our next January 2023 cohort, please complete the contact us form below and request an application form and timetable.

If you have any other questions or perhaps you would like to discuss the programme in more detail, you can also book a consultation with one of our course advisors or Dr Lesley McLean who will lead the 2022 Masters programme.

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