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Human Resource Management with Industrial Placement - MSc

Human Resource Management with Industrial Placement - MSc

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Full time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Resources Management

Course type


Course Summary

Are you a strong communicator with leadership qualities? Do you see yourself working in people management?


A Human Resource Management (HRM) department is committed to enabling staff members to do more, maintain their wellbeing, and grow professionally as part of the business.

The course is delivered by published academics and co-developed by industry leaders and will kickstart your career by exploring HR Management practices such as employee relations, employee resourcing, HRM development, HR data and performance management alongside the theory of general management and leadership.

Taking a 12-month industrial placement allows you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas as part of your Master's. While the placements are self-sought, the School offers support through extra-curricular engagement with our dedicated placements team. Opting for this course with a placement takes the length of your course to up to two years.

What you'll learn

You’ll learn a broad overview of human resource management including practices and business skills involved in managing people, HRM and development in practice, HR Analytics, employee resourcing, employment relations, research methods and consultancy skills. You will end your Master's with a detailed report, to further develop your skills in human resource management theory and then move on to an Industrial Placement.


Successful KBS graduates: graduate destinations

Studying an MSc in Human Resource Management sets our students up for the most senior roles in fields such as employee relations, reward and recognition, recruitment, retention, and people and organisational development.

Our Human Resource Management graduates find work in public and private sector management and consultancy both overseas and in the UK in a wide range of companies and organisations, including:

  • Formula 1
  • Tarmac
  • Spotify
  • OFX
  • Talent Acquisition
  • IP Group plc
  • Radman Consulting Group


Under the supervision of an expert on the HRM field, this module advances students' knowledge and skills linked to the diagnosis and investigation of a complex business issue from an HR perspective. Upon the completion of this module students will be able to position identified issue within the body of contemporary HR knowledge, collect and analyse data, derive supportable conclusions and make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice.

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a variety of subject areas is accepted, but we encourage particularly applicants from the social sciences and humanities. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

University information

The University of Kent is a leading international higher education institution, with a reputation for academic excellence and the unofficial title of the UK’s ‘European university’. With postgraduate centres in Paris and Brussels alongside the Canterbury and Medway main campuses, students will find that the university is the perfect place to sharpen their focus and broaden their horizons as they continue their studies. The university is...more

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