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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English language requirements: If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English language qualification, such as: * Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service in the US, in which scores of at least 580 overall and 4.0 in the Test of Written English are required. The computer-based test requires scores of at least 240 overall and 4.0 in essay-writing. * The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) test, administered by the British Council, in which scores of 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5 are required. Academic entry requirements: * You will need a good first degree or equivalent qualification in the social sciences. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without a first degree will be considered on the basis of their relevant work experience and potential for benefiting from the programme. * International applicants may be asked to take GMAT, in which a score of at least 600 and an AWA of 4.0 are required.
  • Academic Title
    Human Resource Management MA
  • Course description
    Drawing on theory and practice in the social sciences, this programme examines the practices of HRM in the wider international context, drawing on developments in the management of people in Europe, Asia and the USA.

    The programme is available full-time or part-time. The one year full-time programme starts in mid-September and is taught over two semesters, September to January and January to May, followed by a dissertation from May to September. The part-time programme also starts in September and is studied over two or three years.

    12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

    Leeds University Business School
    Housed in state-of-the-art facilities, Leeds University Business School is ranked in the world’s top 100 business schools and has both EQUIS and AMBA accreditation. The latest Financial Times Full-Time MBA Survey (2005) ranked the quality of the school’s research as the 5th highest amongst UK business schools and 8th in Europe. Specialist areas of activity include: Accounting and Finance; Economics; International Business; Management; Marketing and Work and Employment Relations.

    The school has many valuable links with business and commerce. Directors and senior managers from leading organisations advise the school, and provide placements and projects for students on our programmes. Recent participants have included Barclays Bank, British Aerospace, British Telecom, Eurotunnel, GE Capital Bank, The National Health Service Executive, PowerGen, SAP, Unisys and Wang Global. At the same time, staff have been consultants to more than 80 companies, and income from research contracts has topped £2.8 million in the last five years.

    All our programmes take an international perspective and, as a result, students worldwide come to study at Leeds. We think you'll enjoy the international mix - it's a great chance to network and to make lasting international friendships.

    What you study

    Compulsory modules (60 credits)

    -Research Methodology 1
    -Research Methodology 2
    -Human Resource Management (core)


    Optional modules (60 credits) - select two worth 30 credits each

    -Gender and Equality at Work
    -Industrial Relations
    -Occupational Psychology
    -Employment Law
    -Training and Development
    -HRM in the Asia Pacific


    -Dissertation (60 credits)

    Total 180 credits

    How you study
    All modules incorporate taught lectures and classes. June-September is spent doing a dissertation based on a research area of choice.
    On the MA Human Resource Management students experience a variety of teaching methods - taught lectures and classes, workshops, computer based teaching, case studies, group work and elements of self study.

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