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MSc Human Resources and Organisations

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Programme overview   

The MSc Human Resources and Organisations is a challenging one year programme that provides a rigorous, interdisciplinary social science foundation with a strong business and management orientation. The programme offers students an international and comparative approach and provides broad choice among specialised topics through the vast array of required courses and optional electives.

Human Resource Management stream (HRM) - code: N6U8

This stream has been designed to allow students to satisfy the educational requirements of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) professional levels of membership. Students participate in workshops to develop the skills and competencies that are essential for an HR professional career and CIPD accreditation.

Key features:

  • Gives students practical experience of the competencies required by HR professionals and allow them to explore how the HR function operates in practice
  • Familiarises students with the tools necessary to research HR issues within organisations and give them the opportunity to use those tools in a company-based project
  • Ensures students reach the standards required for a professional qualification (Membership of the CIPD) that will facilitate a career in HRM and inspire them to become ”reflective practitioners”
International Employment Relations (IER) - code N6U7

This stream has been designed to give students the tools to develop and evaluate successful employment and human resource policies in a rapidly changing global economy. Upon graduation, students will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to tackle contemporary management and policy challenges in a range of organisational and international settings.

Key features:

  • Familiarises students with the main features of human resources, employment, and the labour market in a variety of countries and gives them the tools to compare, contrast and evaluate them.
  • Provides students with analytical skills that will help them think about contemporary issues in employment relations and human resource management and contribute to policy debates.
Organisational Behaviour stream (OB) - code N6U9

This stream examines behaviour and change in organisations, primarily through the lenses of psychology and sociology. Students will engage in a multi-disciplinary, in-depth approach to understanding the fundamental issues of behaviour and change in organisations at the individual, group and organisational levels.

Key feature:

  • Provides students with the requisite knowledge about behaviour in organisations to facilitate a career in management and consultancy or the foundational knowledge in the discipline to pursue a PhD in Organisational Behaviour
Important information about applying for this programme:

You must apply for your chosen stream using the correct application code (see above) . Before making your application it is vital that you take the time to research and choose the stream suitable for you. 

Successful applicants will receive an offer for a specific stream. Switching to a different stream may not be possible as it depends on availability and fit with the other cohort. Therefore, please ensure you choose your stream carefully.

Applicants should also be aware that the additional fee for the HRM stream cannot be refunded if students switch to a different stream when the programme starts.