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Human Resource Management and Training MSc by distance learning

Human Resource Management and Training MSc by distance learning

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Resources Management

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

This degree provides an insight into human resource management and training within the context of organisations at a national and international level. You will study the way in which employee and organisational development are closely related to HR topics such as recruitment, performance appraisal, teamwork and motivation.

The MSc in Human Resource Management and Training will equip you with the professional knowledge and skills to engage critically with theories and practices around training and learning in the workplace and the role of the human resources practitioner. You will develop a critical understanding of the issues and problems associated with implementing practices aimed at enhancing employee performance and organisational competitiveness. You will also develop your practical transferable skills which are invaluable in the workplace, such as oral and written presentations, problem solving, team-working, self-appraisal, and independence in the planning and management of your learning.

The course has been designed to meet your needs if you are either a newly-qualified graduate or an experienced professional looking to enhance your career prospects. Distance learning gives you the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.


You will be assessed at the end of each module by a written assignment of 4,000-5,000 words. Your final piece of work, the dissertation, will be 16,000-20,000 words.

Distance Learning

Online learning is an important feature of this course, therefore it is essential that you have reliable, regular access to the internet (preferably with a broadband connection) in order to participate.

As a distance learning student, you will have access to the University Library's electronic service, the Leicester Digital Library, which includes a large number of e-journals and e-books.

Careers and employability

Studying for a distance learning qualification can help your career prospects – you will gain the deeper knowledge and high-end skills that will set you apart. Studying with us gives a clear signal to employers. It demonstrates that you have the spark, ambition and commitment to take your career to the next level. Your employer will also benefit directly from your newly acquired understanding and capabilities.

By taking the MSc in Human Resource Management and Training, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of recruitment, selection, managing labour relations, training and career development, employee and organisational development, which will enhance your professional development and career prospects. The course has been designed to meet the needs of newly qualified graduates as well as experienced professional looking to enhance their career prospects.


This module provides an understanding of the organisational context within which HRM and training operate, and the constraints that act on those responsible for their implementation. It explores organisational theory and looks at the implications for the trainer and for those in management development. Finally, it considers the contribution that HRM makes to an organisation.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have: A first- or second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant field; Or an approved professional qualification coupled with three years or more suitable professional experience. If you do not hold a relevant qualification but have three or more years of substantial work experience in human resources, management, training or employee relations then you can be considered for the course based on providing a copy of your CV and a personal statement of 500-1,000 words detailing your suitability and relevant work experience.

University information

For a century, the University of Leicester has been home to great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking work of the university’s expert research groups, postgraduate students will tackle the emerging social, economic, political, and scientific issues head-on and set the agenda where others simply follow....more