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This programme combines the Department of People and Organisation’s expertise in:
These are all vital fields for a career in HRM. You’ll benefit from our high research and teaching standards and close links with national and international businesses of all sizes and sectors.
The programme structure is closely mapped with requirements for CIPD’s Advanced Diploma in HRM (accreditation pending) offering students the opportunity to become a Chartered Member of the CIPD upon successful completion of all modules related specified in their requirements. Students not wishing to gain CIPD qualifications have the opportunity to craft a degree with a broader business grounding by taking optional modules in strategy and accounting and finance.
Our MSc Human Resource Management programme develops your ability to best utilise human resources to create added value for customers and to secure a competitive advantage for the organisation.
The programme will encourage you to develop positive and critical attitudes towards leadership, change and enterprise. A strong emphasis is placed on developing an international perspective to ensure you obtain an education that has real relevance in today’s global economy.
The programme is built around a central core of modules providing a thorough grounding in HRM. Specialist modules then allow you to tailor your studies around your interests and career objectives.
In Semester 1, students are introduced to the foundations of people management and HRM practices, as well as the wider context of work in which these take place. In Semester 2, students are introduced to the more technical aspects of the regulation of work and people development. They have the option to specialise further in international aspects of HRM and leadership and leadership development, or opt for a broader grounding in the fundamentals of business in strategy and accounting. Indicative module offerings include:
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
With the importance of globalisation, it is highly likely that, after graduation, you will spend at least part of your career in a multinational organisation. You will encounter management problems which are largely created by the cross-cultural nature of the modern organisation.
To prepare you for this environment, we have purposefully designed a programme which is international in terms of its content and focus. Our academics have considerable international experience.
The MSc in Human Resource Management develops students’ knowledge and skills in the evaluation, discussion and analysis of issues in the human resource management sector.
Students will learn how managers are best able to utilise human resources to create added value for customers and to secure a competitive advantage for their organisation.
Students will gain knowledge of:
Students will develop positive and critical attitudes towards leadership, change and enterprise, so as to reflect the dynamism and vibrancy of the business and management environment.
Students will gain the ability to critically evaluate theory and empirical evidence.
We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.
In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.
Learn more about opportunities that might be available for this particular programme by using our student exchanges search tool.
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Please note these fees are for the academic year 2017/2018 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.