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MSc Human Resources and Organisations

with specialisation in Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management or International Employment Relations

About the MSc programme

The MSc Human Resources and Organisations is a challenging one-year programme designed to prepare students for outstanding careers in people management and human resources. Grounded in LSE’s critical and analytical approach to learning, the programme provides a unique bridge between theory and practice. Not only will you develop critical thinking skills as an adaptive, innovative and strategic manager, but you will also gain a clear understanding of the practical issues which organisations face today in managing individuals and workforces.

You will also have the opportunity to acquire valuable experience and industry contacts with a real-world independent consulting project with an external client, through our Links Scheme. The Scheme enables students to apply their learning in practice during the programme, and past projects have worked with a broad range of clients such as HSBC, Accenture and Revlon.

You will gain core knowledge in the general foundations of human resource management and strategy. Building on this foundation, you will then develop your learning into one of three specialist streams according to your specific career goals and interests:  Human Resource Management, International Employment Relations, or Organisational Behaviour.

Programme details

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Human Resources and Organisations in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

The programme is designed to prepare students for a range of careers in the fields of human resource management, organisational behaviour, and international employment relations.

Our students have gone on to work in human resource management, international management, and consultancy positions in the private and public sectors, as well as for labour unions and in academic and policy roles.



Application code: N6U7 (IER), N6U8 (HRM), N6U9 (OB) (check availability)

Start date: 21 September 2017

Duration: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time (HRM stream only)

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: Not compulsory but will be considered

Fee level: £21,576 (Organisational Behaviour, International Employment Relations specialisations), £22,584 (Human Resource Management specialisation)

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support)

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions

Intake/applications in 2016:  146/1147