People are at the heart of any organisation, so the ability to manage and develop employees, ensure their welfare and understand changing employment legislation is essential to business survival.
The course produces well-rounded human resources practitioners with exemplary knowledge. As well as developing a crucial appreciation of the theoretical foundations and empirical practice of human resource management and industrial relations, in the UK and international settings, you develop an understanding of strategic changes in HRM.
You gain strategic insight and boost your CV through workshops given by HR practitioners and attending a live employment tribunal case.
The course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which gives you a competitive edge in the job market.
There is a charge for the CIPD stream: contact the Masters Admissions Office for details.
Recent recruiters include:
Recent recruiters include: Air Astana, Amazon, Balfour Beatty, Ernst & Young, Lloyds TSB, McKinsey and Company, MPA Consulting, Morrisons, Nestlé, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sony, Tesco plc, Xerox Ltd
(all taught course units are 15 credits)
Note: a maximum of eight units can be taken so you choose only one elective unit. There may be minor changes to the allocation of units to each semester.
To gain CIPD membership you attend a series of skills workshops with guests invited from a wide range of companies, enabling you to develop practical HR skills.
Summer research period
Research dissertation (60 credits)
You must complete a satisfactory dissertation to be awarded your MSc. This piece of work, undertaken in your third term and over the summer, gives you the opportunity to apply the techniques and theories you have learned during the taught modules.
The dissertation itself normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research.
Examples of recent dissertation topics include:
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(extra fees for CIPD registration)
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Rolling admission - please apply as early as possible.
First or upper second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.
English Language requirements