Human Resource Management MSc - 2019 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s)
Successful organisations have successful employee relations. However, it takes sophisticated conceptual and analytical skills to deliver this. It needs a deep understanding of people in an organisational context. This MSc provides the tools to allow you to thrive in the world of human resource management.
This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). You receive student CIPD membership immediately and become an associate member when you are awarded your degree (subject to successful completion of all modules and necessary fees).
Every organisational decision has an impact on its workforce. Our aim is to foster critical and reflective thinking and pragmatism. We will give you the confidence to challenge existing workplace thinking using good theoretical understanding. You will engage with real life business reports and learn how to assess the impact on HR issues which may include staff development, retention and workload alongside financial outcomes.
This course examines the role of the manager, the organisation and employment relations in human resource management. You will be taught by distinguished academics who are acknowledged leaders in their field. We offer a student-centred, supportive environment by keeping the number of students small. This allows our faculty members to role-play with students to give practical experience of situations they will face in the workplace for example, conducting a performance appraisal.
You will study HR concepts such as recruitment and selection, careers and wellbeing as well as Employment Relations issues such as the importance of equality and diversity. We will look at how contemporary organisations function and manage organisational change.
Our graduates leave able to manage people effectively and make sound judgements through conceptual and analytical understanding. Many progress to general management roles, HR management roles or into further academic study.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Human Resource Management I: Contexts, Controversies and Critiques
- Organisations in the 21st Century: New Forms of Organising in the Contemporary World
- The rise of management ideas and concepts
- Human Resource Management II: The rise and growth of HRM
- International Human Resource Management
- The Management of Organisational Change: Challenges and Debates
- Analysing management in practice
- Quantitative Methods in Management Practices
- Employment Relations
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Duration: 12 months full-time.
Designed for: Graduates from various disciplines building management careers or practitioners seeking a deeper understanding of human resource management. A degree in Management, Business Studies, Social Sciences, History, Philosophy, English, Languages, Arts or other Humanities subjects will be considered. Relevant work experience is beneficial but not essential.
Entry requirements: 2:1 (UK hons) degree or equivalent in various subjects
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/
We may consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for further information.
IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-requirements/requirements-p2/
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.
Pre-sessional English language programmes available:
10 Week – Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
4 Week – Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
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