Our MSc Human Resources Management course is designed to train the next generation in evidence-based HR professionals.
You’ll get a thorough grounding in human resources theory and practice, and develop the skills you need to succeed. With teaching from leading experts in the field, you’ll benefit from HR analytics training, HR skills workshops, talks and networking events with national and international HR leaders, and the opportunity to conduct applied HR management research in an organisational setting.
Our MSc Human Resource Management programme develops your ability to make best use of human resources to create added value for organisations. You’ll gain a thorough grounding in human resource management and practice through applying evidence-based analytics and research to practical HR issues.
The programme is built around our Department of People and Organisations’ core research and teaching strengths:
The programme has a strong applied focus. You’ll receive training in HR analytics and research skills, attend HR skills workshops and HR policies and practice seminars throughout the academic year in addition to your teaching. These are delivered by leading national and international HR professionals, giving you the opportunity to develop your practical abilities as well as professional networks in the field of human resource management.
In Semester 1, you’ll be introduced to the foundations of people management and HRM practices. You’ll also be introduced to methods and analytics for HR research. In Semester 2, you’ll have the option to specialise further in advanced areas of HRM, or choose to study for a broader grounding in the fundamentals of business.
You’ll apply what you’ve have learnt throughout the programme by conducting an in-depth piece of research investigating an HR issue in an organisational setting, drawing out evidence-based recommendations.
The programme structure closely follows the requirements for CIPD’s 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, or some combination with the other options for their two options instead.
Our programme allows you to tailor your studies to your career objectives. You can craft a specialist HR degree or a degree with a broader business grounding.
Additionally, we hold a variety of extra-curricular activities designed to enhance your skills, network, and profile as an HR professional.
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.