Course Overview

Now more than ever, people are the most highly prized asset in any company, and successful organisations are now committed to the well-being and retention of highly motivated employees. MA HRM in Arden University focuses on managing people from a social, cultural, and political point of view while developing your senior-level management skills and encouraging creative thinking.

Program Mission

On our master’s in Human Resource Management course, you’ll study a broad range of HR topics, including team development, resource planning, and employee relations. MA HRM in Arden University makes it an ideal choice if you want to expand your HR knowledge and gain the professional abilities needed to secure a career in this rewarding industry. 

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. Standard entry students will need to have an undergraduate degree in any field to pursue this qualification. Transfer applicants will be required to go through the Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL), whilst non-standard applicants will need to evidence their relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry:  Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 1 – Level 7

Managing the Human Resource Compulsory Resourcing and Talent Planning Compulsory
Learning and Development Compulsory Reward Management Compulsory
HRM in Context Compulsory Employee Relations Compulsory
Research Project Compulsory


We’ve designed our Master’s in Human Resource Management to include a variety of different assessment methods, so you can demonstrate your knowledge and skills in a number of ways. Assessment methods include:

  • Reports
  • Audits and Case Studies
  • Exams
  • Research Proposal
  • Skills for Business Leadership Portfolio
  • Research Project

Fees and Funding

Arden University fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

HRM remains a highly relevant area of business, so developing your skills in this discipline opens up a wide range of roles and opportunities. What’s more, whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Analyse and evaluate HR issues to inform business decisions
  • Demonstrate the effective verbal and written communication skills needed for a management position
  • Develop the ability to work independently, taking responsibility for your own learning
  • Demonstrate effective planning and decision making, taking into account ethical and social considerations

A postgraduate qualification in HR management opens up a wealth of different roles and opportunities. Every business needs HR! Career prospects include:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • General Manager
  • Pay and Reward Specialist
  • Personnel Management
  • Organisation Development

Further Study

Students who graduate from this MA course will be qualified to apply for further study at MPhil and PhD research degree level.

Mode of Study

The MA HRM in Arden University is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY tools and resources as well as Arden University’s iLearn/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and AU.