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Human Resource Management and Training MSc

Human Resource Management and Training MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Resources Management

Course type


Course Summary

This degree looks in depth at human resource management and training processes and their relationship with organisational performance and culture. You will acquire the specialist knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a professional in the field of HR management and training. The course has been designed to meet the needs of newly qualified graduates as well as experienced professionals looking to enhance their career prospects with a formal graduate qualification.

The degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to engage critically with theories and practices around training and learning in the workplace and the role of the human resources practitioner. It will also develop your practical transferable skills such as oral and written presentations, problem solving, team-working, self-appraisal, and independence in the planning and management of learning.

Student performance is assessed through assignments and examinations, plus a dissertation of 16,000 to 20,000 words. By taking this degree, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of employee development, workplace learning, human resource management, and organisational performance and skills which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module, you'll identify a topic which is suitable for empirical investigation in the dissertation. You'll consider the practical, ethical and theoretical processes underpinning social science research while investigating various aspects of human resource management and employee development. In preparation for your dissertation, you'll select an appropriate research design, and consider the methods you're going to use. This will involve designing appropriate and feasible research tools to collect qualitative and quantitative data, which you'll use to analyse and discuss in relation to existing literature relevant to the chosen area of research. This module belongs to semester two.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a good UK honours degree or its equivalent, or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution, or a relevant graduate level professional qualification.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the 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 research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren’t...more

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