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Human Resource Management for the Creative Industries MA/MSc

Human Resource Management for the Creative Industries MA/MSc

Course overview

MA/MSc Human Resource Management for the Creative Industries course, taught in our creative specialist Business School, is a degree that gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your HR skills to better suit this dynamic sector of the economy.

Ideal for those seeking a more specialised route into careers within areas like gaming, fashion or publishing, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to thrive within the creative industries’ organisational context, and support you to develop the specialised management and leadership skills needed in the sector.

You will manage your own learning and development and enhance your own skills in critical enquiry, logical thought, creative imagination and independent judgement. You will also develop and consolidate informed professional and ethical competence across a range of industry specialisms.

 

Length of study 1 year full-time
Campus Epsom
Entry requirements Honours degree and/or relevant work experience
Course entry options Sept 2021, Sept 2022
Course details

Course details

Creative Industries: Global Industry and Futures and Creative Industries: Leadership
These units are delivered in parallel, through an integrated series of guest lectures, inter-active presentations, fireside chats and engaging PechaKucha sessions scheduled across 45 weeks of programming. 

The focus of the series is your individual development providing rich insights applicable to your personal transformational learning journey and provides a holistic view of the global creative industries context and foresight for future trends. 

Postgraduate Bootcamp 1: Creativity & Orientation
Bootcamp 1: Creativity is designed to introduce you to the Business School for the Creative Industries highly effective learning community and professional global network orientation. Through a series of exciting and engaging fast paced workshops, tasks and peer sessions you will access resources, build relationships and develop a vision of the function of business for the creative industries.

Human Resource Management: Policy & Practice
This unit will provide a broad introduction to the management of Human Resources in the workplace with emphasis on creative organisations.  The unit will assess the strategic role of HRM in facilitating effective decision making in organisations through understanding the impact of key HR functions in creative businesses with focus on Recruitment & Selection; Talent Management & Development; Welfare and Performance Management; Conflict Management; Employee Engagement, Rewards & Recognition; Employment Legislation and Procedures and the role Data Analytics in contemporary  HRM practice. 

Creative People & Organisations
This module is designed to provide an insight into the complex theories and contemporary management practice within the creative industries both in the UK and globally. 

Global Creative Industries
This unit provides you with the opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge of current theories and practices for managing business and process in a global context in the creative sectors.  There is a strong focus on contemporary business and marketing concepts enabling you to position themselves within this constantly changing and demanding landscape. 

Learning & Development
This unit will explore the relevance of encouraging creative organisations to be effective in creating conducive environment for effective organisational learning practices. The unit will explore how creative organisations can effectively leverage the use of appropriate L&D practices to create effective organisational value systems beneficial to the success of business. 

Creative Industries: Global Industry and Futures and Creative Industries: Leadership
These units are delivered in parallel, through an integrated series of guest lectures, inter-active presentations, fireside chats and engaging PechaKucha sessions scheduled across 45 weeks of programming. 

The focus of the series is your individual development providing rich insights applicable to your personal transformational learning journey and provides a holistic view of the global creative industries context and foresight for future trends. 

Bootcamp 2: Forecasting & Predictive Analysis
Through examples from empirical research, you will have an overview of main concepts, statistical models, methods, tools and underlying principles used to improve business decision-making. You will learn fundamentals of exploratory data analysis and how to aggregate and visualize datasets. 

Managerial Accounting & Finance
This unit analyses perspectives and techniques in accounting and financial control and considers how they are used by modern enterprises to effectively manage in competitive business environments. 

Strategy & Decision Making
Throughout this unit you will be expected to critically examine the strategic management process as it applies to internationally oriented organisations in order to remain competitive and sustain competitiveness within the ever-changing and demanding international and industrial environments. 

Work Design & Organisational Change
This unit will explore the impact of work design and structure on organisational effectiveness and individual performance and examine the role of leadership in organisational culture and change in global organisations within the creative sector.

Human-centred Innovation & Design
You will learn how to design and develop systems by applying HCD and innovation principles and techniques through various relevant activities in planning and management to satisfy user needs and requirements in business, social and global contexts. 

Creative Industries: Global Industry and Futures and Creative Industries: Leadership
These units are delivered in parallel, through an integrated series of guest lectures, inter-active presentations, fireside chats and engaging PechaKucha sessions scheduled across 45 weeks of programming. 

The focus of the series is your individual development providing rich insights applicable to your personal transformational learning journey and provides a holistic view of the global creative industries context and foresight for future trends. 

Bootcamp 3: Competitive Intelligence & Research
Bootcamp 3: Competitive Intelligence Research is designed to familiarise you with the gathering and analysis of competitors, customers, distributors, technologies, and other relevant stakeholders and features in the environment for proactive decision making in the face of threats and opportunities.

Employment Law in Context (Elective A)
This unit is intended to explore the principles of Employment Law and development of ability to apply relevant legal principles within the context of Human Resource Management in creative industries. It will introduce you to themes on employment law including employment status, contract of employment and termination of employment with an overview of application in the UK as well as EU and other international perspectives.

Business Analytics (Elective A)
This unit explores how to acquire, process, analyse and interpret data to provide meaningful value for creative organisations. It will look at how data is used in the creative industries, how AI and machine learning are advancing this area, and what the future may look like for the creative industries.

Behavioural Studies & Consumption (Elective B)
In this Unit, you will overview main behaviour theories from marketing, sociology and psychology, and their recent trends, to analyse and get acquainted with the decision-making processes of consumers, and their main factors, with a particular application to cultural and creative goods.

Talent Management in the Creative Industries (Elective C)
This unit will provide a critical overview of managing and retaining effective employees within creative businesses by exploring various talent management activities such as understanding global employment markets and trends, HR planning, employer branding, succession planning and occasional termination of employment, all of which effectively defines how these businesses can efficiently thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

Masters Project
The Masters Project is an opportunity to create value for yourself at the highest strategic level in a tangible and measurable way as a culmination of your learning experience. It requires you to approach a real problem or opportunity, analyse it and develop a recommended strategy and implementation plan, while applying some relevant concepts and frameworks from your studied programme. You will have the opportunity to also select a project applicable to your company that might be working already in order to find solution to a real business problem. 

Tuition fees
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:

  • UK students full-time - £10,400

  • EU students full-time - £10,400 (see fee discount information)

  • International students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
  • International students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)

The course fees for 2022 entry will be available here shortly. 

 

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry. The details for 2022 entry will be available here in due course.

Further information
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

To support our students and alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.

Course specifications

 

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change in line with our Student Terms and Conditions for example, as required by external professional bodies or to improve the quality of the course.

Facilities

The UCA Business School for the Creative Industries, based at our Epsom campus, is the first of its kind in the UK. There’s dedicated studios and study areas, digital media suites equipped with Macs and PCs which are programmed with specialist software including Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver and After Effects. There’s a modern library with a wealth of books and thanks to its location, many collaborative opportunities with students from other courses.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline

and/or

  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

To view the equivalent entry requirements for your country please select it in the list below.

Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

This course doesn’t require a portfolio. If you receive an offer, you’ll be invited to attend an Offer Holder Webinar where you can meet the course team and learn more about the course.

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UK applications

International & EU applications

Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa.
If you have another category of visa please contact us: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our International Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892838 or internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk

When to apply:

You can apply throughout the year but we recommend you try and apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas, if required.


For more information visit our how to apply pages

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