MSc Human Resource Management

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  • Core Modules

    Employee Relations, Practices and Law (Term A)

    The module aims to provide you with major contemporary research evidence on employment and effective approaches to human resource (HR), learning and development (L&D) practice and performance and reward management. In addition, the module introduces you to major debates about theory and practice in resourcing, managing, developing and rewarding people, the aim being to help learners become effective managers as well as effective HR specialists.


    Global HRM, Leadership and Teams (Term A)


    This 30-credit module will provide for you to critically evaluate the relevance of skill development to the work and environment of an HR professional and the relevance of global HRM and Leadership in a global business context.


    Knowledge Management, Metrics and Quantitative Data (Term B)

    The cornerstone of all human resource (HR) management activity is the employment relationship – as a legal, social, economic and psychological exchange. This module will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of comparative employment relations perspectives and debates, both national and international, from a legal perspective.


    Organizational Development and Research (Term B)

    This module will equip you with the theoretical knowledge of Organisation Development (OD) and the practical tools and techniques for effective organisational development practice, with a focus on the values of OD, behavioural science and the stages involved in OD consultancy. In developing an understanding of both theory and practice students will learn how to bridge the performance gap caused by the disequilibrium between the external environment and the internal organisation. The module also covers alternative change management perspectives to provide students with a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of OD in terms of revolutionary and evolutionary change, and a critical overview of planned versus emergent and continuous change. Understanding these differing perspectives on change are critical to HR practices within organisations and how they operate within a framework of organisation theory.

    This module will also discuss how research is undertaken to generate knowledge in organisational development and change management. From this, students will gain insight into how to construct a research question and objectives, link research questions and objectives to research philosophy and quantitative or qualitative research design, leading to students developing a research proposal for their own research in an applied HR topic


    Mental Wealth and the HR Professional (Term C)

    This module provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate the ability to diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue from a variety of perspectives, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice.


    Applied Business Project (Term C)

    The aim of this module is to enable you to conduct a live applied business project. This could include a work-based project, report on internship or placement (paid or unpaid), business simulation, Bloomberg project, project management report, or case study.




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The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.