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MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Industrial Relations

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

People are at the heart of any organisation, so the ability to manage and develop employees, ensure their wellbeing and understand changing employment legislation is essential to business survival.

  • Develop knowledge of the theoretical foundations and real-world practice of human resource management and industrial relations, both in the UK and internationally
  • Build understanding of strategic changes in HRM
  • Gain strategic insight and boost your CV by attending workshops delivered by HR practitioners
  • Work on a live employment tribunal case
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) approval gives you a competitive edge in the job market.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, essays, course work, assignment, report and group presentations. A dissertation of between 12,000 and 15,000 words is also undertaken in the final semester over the summer.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the programme have gone on to a wide variety of careers and further study, mostly, but not exclusively, in related fields.


Legal framework of the employment relationship; employment status; sources, content, variation & termination of the contract of employment; discrimination & equal pay; general pay issues; unfair dismissal; business restructuring (including redundancies & transfers of undertakings); health & safety (especially stress at work); freedom of association & human rights.

Tuition fees

UK fees
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International fees
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Entry requirements

We require a First or Upper Second class honours degree (2:1, with 60% average) from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. We particularly welcome applications from institutions of high ranking and repute.