Our MSc in Human Resource Management course is designed to develop the next generation of HR leaders.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, our course combines stimulating academic study with professional skills development, bringing together the evidence-based approach of our scholars at the forefront of their fields with cutting-edge professional development.
In addition to a traditional taught programme, you’ll benefit from talks and networking events with HR leaders, skills workshops, mastering advanced HR analytics essential for the digital age, and the opportunity to conduct applied HR research in a real organisation.
Our MSc Human Resource Management course will develop your ability to make best use of human resources to create added value for organisations and their workforces. Our course has a strong emphasis on both stimulating academic study and professional skills development by applying evidence-based analytics and research to real-world HR issues.
The course is built around the Department of People and Organisation’s core research and teaching strengths:
This course is designed to give you an advanced understanding of HR issues and has a strong applied focus. For instance, you will receive training in HR analytics and research skills – essential for the digital age – and be able to apply what you’ve learnt to an HR issue in a real-world organisation.
You will attend HR skills workshops and HR policies and practice seminars throughout the academic year in addition to your teaching. These workshops and seminars are provided by leading HR professionals, giving you the opportunity to develop your practical abilities as well as your professional network.
In Semester 1, you’ll be introduced to the foundations of people management and human resource management (HRM) practices. You’ll also be introduced to methods and analytics for HR research. In Semester 2, you’ll have the option to either specialise further in advanced areas of HRM, or choose to study for a broader grounding in the fundamentals of business.
The course structure closely follows the requirements for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) Advanced Diploma in HRM, offering you the opportunity to become a Chartered Member of the CIPD after successfully completing all the modules specified in their requirements.
If you don’t want to gain CIPD qualifications, you’ll be able to craft a degree with a broader business grounding by taking optional modules in strategy and accounting and finance instead. Our course is designed so you can tailor it to your own career aspirations.
In addition to the standard full-time MSc, from 2018-19, we will also be offering both a part-time route and a full-time route combined with a work placement.
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Start date|
|MSc||Part-time||24 months||Oct 2018|
|MSc||Full-time||12 months||Oct 2018|
|MSc||Full-time (with placement)||15 months||Oct 2018|
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.
In today’s globalised world, there’s a good chance that once you graduate you’ll find yourself working in a multinational organisation for at least part of your career. You’ll encounter management problems that emerge from the cross-cultural nature of modern organisations.
This course is purposefully designed to be international in content and focus to help prepare you for this environment. Our academics have considerable international experience, so you’ll be taught by experts in the field.