This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study. This is a four-year integrated undergraduate Masters course. Whilst the first three years are broadly in common with the BA (Hons) Human Resource Management, you gradually integrate your undergraduate studies with organisational experience before developing higher-level, postgraduate skills and competencies. On completion of the programme, you will graduate with a Masters level degree in Human Resource Management; you will also receive an advanced award from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) – the premier qualification for HR professionals. Your first year will introduce you to key areas in the profession and develop your business knowledge, sharing lectures with other business students. In the second and third years, your studies specialise in human resource management and there are opportunities to gain industrial experience through work-based learning via the HRM Industrial Experience units. The Masters level units in your fourth year are designed to develop highly valued, transferable skills such as communication, data analysis and project management, whilst your studies focus on strategic areas of human resource management, leadership and management. This is a dual award degree and on graduating you will qualify for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Advanced Level Diploma as well as receiving your degree if you study the mandatory units. You will be based at our award-winning Business School in central Manchester. We recommend that you join the CIPD as a student member. You can then access the CIPD Student Resource Area and the latest research and surveys, receive the People Management magazine, and build your network and profile in the industry: www.cipd.co.uk. The degree is taught by a group of staff active in HR research, which means that you will be taught cutting-edge theories from experts in the field. The Faculty of Business and Law hosts two Professional Development Weeks annually. Free and open to all students, this includes a festival of skills-development activities, practical support in developing your CV and employability skills, and the opportunity to network with actively recruiting graduate employers.