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Course ID: CIPM-M.Sc

The HRM&D programme consists of four core HRM modules. You study a single module at a time for a six-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for six hours each week.

On this programme, you will develop your understanding of Human Resource Management and Development (HRM&D) practices across a variety of organizational settings, taking into account the way national and international contexts impact upon people management. The programme is suitable for both UK and international students. This route is intended for graduates who currently work in the field and who require professional accreditation, as well as those who intend to move into a career in Human Resource Management and Development.

Why MSc. HRM & Development at Salford?

  • Salford University, UK is the only globally ranked university offering and MSc. in HRM and Development in Sri Lanka. (QS World University Ranking)
  • Salford University was the winner of the UK Best Business School in 2014.
  • Salford is a multicultural University with over 80 countries represented in its student body.
  • Salford MSc. is accredited by CIPD-UK for the purpose of offering membership of CIPD to HRM Practitioners.
  • Salford is a UGC SL recognized University.



  • Date : 17th September 2022   Day:  Saturday   Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
    Venue: HR House, Narahenpita.


Ms. Sanjeewa


  • Successfully completion of CIPM PQHRM or CQHRM programme or
  • Degree from a recognized university or
  • An equivalent qualification for Level 06.

Semester 1

Human Resource Management and Development in a Global Context (30 Credits)

This module is designed to prepare students to undertake the role of a HR manager in an international context. To enable you to do this, you will examine the changing nature of organizations in a global context, and the debates around whether HR policy and practice is becoming truly global or whether national and cultural sensibilities prevent this.

Developing Strategic Leadership Skills (30 Credits)

In addition to understanding how you may organize and manage people, it is essential to develop a critical self-awareness and understanding of different leadership styles and skills and how these can be applied to a range of situations. This module will develop your self-awareness and understanding of leadership skills and behaviors and how these can motivate and engage employees - including those from different cultural contexts - and secure their commitment in times of both stability and change. This will include learning how to manage inter-personal conflict and how to create cohesive and effective teams for the benefit of both organizations and employees through the use of different strategies such as flexible working.

Semester 2

Comparative Employment Relations and Law (30 Credits)

On this module, you will look at employment law in a variety of national contexts, and how this impacts on multinational organizations, reviewing contemporary industrial disputes for how these have affected organizations’ processes including employee engagement, diversity management, employee communication and involvement and participation and change management.


Resourcing for High Performance (30 Credits)

You will look at the changing nature of the workforce and the way in which increasing diversity can be an organizational asset. You will develop your strategic skills, looking at analysis of trends, developing effective, legally compliant resourcing and retention strategies and evaluating process, policies and practices for recruitment and performance. As you develop your interviewing skills, you will be encouraged to reflect on your own performance. You will use class-based performance management scenarios with fellow students to analyses real-world performance management scenarios and discuss different approaches to handling performance conversations. An important part of this module looks at a critical understanding of performance and performance management, including high performance work practices, and the boundary between motivation for performance and abuse. You will also consider how to advise business managers in their setting of performance priorities, objectives and targets.


Semester 3

Dissertation (60 Credits)

An advanced-level applied research pathway based on a real-world business problem and examining an issue important to an organization.   The Dissertation path gives you the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge gained from the taught elements of the programme to a current organizational issue and deploy and effectively use appropriate problem-solving skills through critical self-reflection and methodical, systematic research.  It is an excellent option if you are considering moving into academic research and PhD studies.

You will create an initial 1,500-word research proposal consisting of research questions, aims and objectives, and the rationale for undertaking the study.  The 12,000 – 15,000-word dissertation will include literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions, recommendations and a critical reflection of your learning. In addition, you will share your findings with key stakeholders. This will generally be a presentation to an audience but might be a poster presentation or a video recording.



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