Human Resource Management MA Stage 3 only (Top-Up) MA

Postgraduate (12 months part-time)



Teaching times


Semester 1: Wednesday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Semester 2: Wednesday - Thursday 09:00 - 17:00


Top-up your existing qualification to a valuable Masters degree in just one year. Our course will suit you if you already hold the advanced level CIPD qualification of professional practitioner standards awards or a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. You can study with us while continuing to work.

Full description


Your qualification will be recognised by CIPD, the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body.

Our course has a strong focus on the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in human resource management. It’s essential if you’re preparing for, or aspiring to, managerial roles in HR either in UK or overseas.

Modules & assessment

Cambridge trimester 3 (June)

Cambridge semester 2 (February)

Chelmsford semester 1 (September)

Chelmsford semester (2 February)


We’ll assess your progress through modular assignments that incorporate written reports and essays, oral presentations, case study analysis, exams and a portfolio.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year, part-time)


UK & EU students, 2019/20 (part-time, per year)


How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.

How to pay your fees directly

Funding for UK & EU students

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.

We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Entry requirements

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You should hold the advance level CIPD qualification or professional practitioner standards awards or a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. Ideally, you’ll also have at least one or two years’ experience in an HR post.

All external applicants will go through the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process. Stage 3 entry is only available if your existing credits map to the Anglia Ruskin University Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and were completed within the last five years. If you’re already studying the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management at Anglia Ruskin, you can progress directly to our Stage 3 MA.

Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email for further information.

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