Sophisticated skills for understanding people, knowledge, and change in organisations in the 21st century.

Based in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology, the 12-month full-time MSc programme offers in-depth analyses of HRM, knowledge management and change in organisations at the dawn of the 21st century. You will examine the conditions in which HRM and knowledge management have become the central links between people, work, and technology in contemporary organisations.

LUMS is widely recognised as one of the best management schools in the UK and is a world-leader in management research. The MSc in Human Resource and Knowledge Management is recognised as one of the finest specialised Masters courses in the country. Indeed, getting on to the programme is, in itself, difficult with hundreds of applications from all over the world for a limited number of places.

The programme uses a wide range of concepts to help participants understand the management of people at the level of organisational practices, as well as in the wider, global context of contemporary economy and culture.

The MSc at Lancaster investigates new approaches in the specialist areas of human resource management (HRM) and knowledge management, as well as the ways in which changes in the structure of organisations, in the world economy and culture, and in government policies, affect the way we work, manage and organise in the 21st century.

This is not just a programme teaching you simple 'models' or 'techniques', but one which will help you develop the sophisticated conceptual and analytical skills needed to understand people, work, management and organisations in the contemporary world. These skills are absolutely necessary if you want to become an effective management professional in today's complex organisations.

Recognised pathway to PhD study

UK/EU applicants with a good honours degree who wish to go on to study for a PhD can apply for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3 Studentship. This covers tuition fees and, depending on eligibility, living expenses for the MSc and, provisionally, for a further three years’ study for a PhD.