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Human Resource Management for the Creative Industries MA/MSc

Human Resource Management for the Creative Industries MA/MSc

Epsom

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.

 

A one-year course of advanced study for furthering your research skills and specialising within your discipline.

A year-long preparatory course of study to ready you for your Master’s, developing your specialist skills, research acumen and confidence in working autonomously.

A year-long preparatory course of study to ready you for your Master’s in the UK, developing your English speaking and writing together with your specialist skills, research acumen and confidence in working autonomously.

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Course details

Course details

The content of the course may be subject to change. Curriculum content is provided as a guide.

Get ready for your chosen postgraduate course with this preparatory year of specialist study. With a mix of online and face-to-face learning, UCA’s Integrated Pre-Masters is designed to give you insight into the study skills required to complete a Master’s, within the context of your creative subject. You’ll build skills in autonomous learning, forming your own targets and goals, honing your research skills, time management and professional practice.

For our students coming from a non-UK educational background, UCA has launched an Integrated International Pre-Masters year, this is based at UCA Epsom and delivered by UCAIC.

On this course you’ll prepare for postgraduate study with a mix of online and face-to-face learning that will give you the study skills required to complete a Master’s, and you’ll also improve your English for academic study.

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 - 2022 entry

UK students:

  • Integrated Pre-Masters course - £10,500
  • MA course - £10,500

EU students:

  • Integrated International Pre-Masters course - £10,500 (see fee discount information)
  • MA course - £10,500 (see fee discount information)

International students:

  • Integrated International Pre-Masters course - £17,500
  • MA course - £18,000

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees there may be other costs for your course. The things that you are likely to need to budget for to get the most out of a creative arts education will include books, printing costs, occasional or optional study trips and/or project materials. These costs will vary according to the nature of your project work and the individual choices that you make. Please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry. Please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry. The details for 2022 entry will be available here in due course.

Further information
For more detailed infomation about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to please see our fees and finance pages.

The fees listed here 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

MA/MSc course

  • 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.

 


 

MA/MSc course with Integrated Pre-Masters course
MA/MSc course with Integrated International Pre-Masters course

A recognised bachelor degree or 3 year diploma with a strong portfolio in a relevant subject.

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

MA/MSc course
MA/MSc course with Integrated Pre-Masters course
MA/MSc course with Integrated International Pre-Masters course

These courses don’t require a portfolio.

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