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Masters with CiPD accreditation

Hi, I am so confused.   I keep hearing about Masters in HRM with CiPD accreditation.  But I have searched and cant find anything.  Is it correct that I could do a Masters in a year ?  I have Level 3 and 5 but would prefer to do a Masters rather than level 7 .... is this possible.... some of the posts on here ask the same, but none of the answers really say 

please help 

thank you 

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  • Hi Lisa

    I just did a Google search and found this - globalonline.mmu.ac.uk/.../

    Not sure if this is what you mean?

    Lisa
  • Hi, I'm currently doing an MSc in HRM with the Open University, which will give me the L7 CIPD accreditation. As it's the OU though, it's part time so it takes around 3 years to complete.
  • Hi Lisa,

    London Metropolitan University offer a Masters in HRM with CIPD level 7 accreditation. It can be completed part time in 2 years, or full time in one year. I completed mine over 2 years as I was working full time alongside it.

    I believe University of Westminster also offer a similar course. Worth searching around various prospectus till you find one that fits what you're looking for.
  • To complete an MA/MSc in HRM that is accredited by the CIPD you will need to find a university than runs said course near to you and that they run the course full time, a lot don't now. If you want to do it in a year then it will be a full-time course. So you need not only to be able to work out can you can afford to do it, for example, the MA course at LJMU costs £6,900 for the full-time course, whereas you will be looking at £3,450 per year (2-year part-time course). If you do the full-time course then obviously you won't be able to work full time. So you will have to factor in living costs. To be honest, I think undertaking this course full time is only beneficial to someone who has been studying for a BA/BSc in HRM who has undertaken placements the masters will just be an extension of their time at university. You might find an Online Masters, but check that it is CIPD accredited/approved and that you can afford to do it.
  • I work for Henley Business School and we provide a 1 year programme MSc IHRM that has CIPD approval and leads to membership (assuming students pass the MSc)