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MSc Management and Human Resources


Programme overview 

The MSc Management and Human Resources programme is a challenging and highly distinctive 12 month course of study that provides a rigorous, interdisciplinary social science foundation with a strong business and management orientation. The programme offers students a broad choice among specialised topics through the vast array of required courses and optional electives.

The programme 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. Additionally, as an option to fulfil the dissertation requirement, students can apply through a competitive selection process to carry out a “Links” business project for a LSE business partner.

The programme has a significant international focus, but does not place as much emphasis on comparative employment relations as the MSc International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management.

Key features:

  • A one-year degree designed to allow students to satisfy the educational requirements of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) professional levels of membership.
  • Multidisciplinary training, taught by world-leading international faculty
  • Compulsory core courses focus on Foundations of Business and Management for HR, Organisational Behaviour, and Human Resource Management. A wide range of optional courses also allows students to explore different disciplinary approaches to analysing the employment relationship, including those of organisational behaviour, sociology, comparative politics, law, corporate social responsibility and negotiation analysis.

Intellectual skills:

  • Critical thinking skills about the core Human Resource Management (HRM) disciplines and contemporary HRM strategy, policy and practice from multi-disciplinary frameworks.
  • Skills in utilizing diverse analytical techniques and managerial practices

Domain knowledge:

  • Organisational behaviour and theory, employment relations, labour markets, pay and reward, staffing, training and development with instruction from psychological, economics, sociological, ethical, cultural, and business/management foundations.

How we deliver:

  • Multi-disciplinary, dedicated core courses
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HRM contemporary issues and practices from social science theoretical perspectives – complemented by practical examples and experience, using case studies and other active learning techniques.
  • International faculty with research expertise covering a range of industries, organisations, and countries
  • Access to the School's vast graduate offerings in management, law, comparative politics, and public policy.