Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18000
    Tuition (Year)
    11000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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You will gain advanced knowledge and skills that prepare you for a career as a well-rounded human resources practitioner. You will also have the opportunity to work on a live employment tribunal case which provides valuable hands-on experience.

About

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 aims to produce well-rounded human resources practitioners with exemplary knowledge and relevant hands-on experience.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the course is designed to -

  • Develop a critical appreciation of the theoretical foundations and empirical practice of HRM and IR
  • Expose you to a wide variety of organisational practices by use of teaching materials based on high quality contemporary research conducted by lecturers and their own research for an independent individual dissertation
  • Enable you to develop practical skills in the subject area to equip you for a career in or further study of the HR/IR field and gives you a grounding in research methods which you can apply appropriately either in the business world or in academic research
  • Provide you with the opportunity to gain graduate membership of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) which is extremely advantageous in securing a career in HRM.

You have the opportunity to attend skills development workshops run by expert HR practitioners to acquire practical HR skills, to attend a live employment tribunal case, and to undertake a group project in an organisation to develop teamworking and practical HR and research skills.

Accreditation

The course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) to the new equivalent advanced level postgraduate standard.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice
  • Industrial Relations
  • Multinationals and Comparative Employment Systems
  • Research Methods for Organisations
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Policy and Practice
  • Human Resource Management: Context and Organisation
  • Comparative Industrial Relations
  • Human Resource Management in Asia
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Labour Law and Regulation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

They normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.  They particularly welcome applications from institutions of high ranking and repute.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 18000 International
  • GBP 11000 EU/EEA

Funding

They are currently reviewing the masters scholarships available for home, EU and international students for the September 2014 intake. Information will be published here when the awards are announced.

In 2013 we awarded a number of scholarships to home and international students to the value of £5,000 each. The successful students were able to demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent academic performance.
  • Graduated with a minimum high 2.1 or 1st UK undergraduate degree or overseas equivalent.
  • Previously studied at a university with a strong academic reputation and ranking.
  • Potential to contribute and enrich all aspects of the Masters programme and the diverse academic and cultural profile of the Master class.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.