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Human Resource Management MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Resources Management Organisational Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is designed for those who are current HR professionals or who seek a more meaningful career in Human Resource Management. Grounded in theory, research and practice, the programme will develop your critical thinking skills to improve HR management and processes in organisations. You will gain an overview of UK, international and comparative issues related to people management, and explore challenges involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of HRM strategy and practices. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and upon successful completion, you will be an Associate Member of the CIPD with the option to upgrade to Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow, provided you have relevant work experience. Those with a recognised undergraduate honours degree in a social sciences or business-related discipline or professionals with suitable qualifications and significant working experience will be eligible for the MSc Human Resource Management.

TEACHING

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go in to careers in management, human resources, training and development, and consultancy. Possible professions include human resources officer or management consultant. This degree may also be useful in becoming a retail manager or logistics and distribution manager.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

The aims of this module are: to be familiar with issues of theory and method in the comparative analysis of employment relations; be able to demonstrate knowledge of employment relations in a number of countries; be able to think critically about contemporary issues in employment relations; and take views on policy issues informed by the latest research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,780

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,720

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in social sciences or a business-related discipline. Alternatively, suitable professional qualifications and at least five years' significant management experience. Management development professionals and consultants without a first degree but with suitable professional qualifications and at least five years' significant management experience in a range of organisations may be considered.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more