Master Employment Studies and Human Resource Management

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  • Objectives
    This course focuses on the challenges facing Britain and Europe in the employment and human resource field. It is for people who are, or will be, working in the fields of human resource management, industrial relations, trade unionism, training and education, equal opportunities, economic development and public policy. Opportunities for gaining Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Licentiateship and/or Graduateship are available through a professional route on the course. The work at the Centre for Equality Research in Business and the Management Research Centre and the Working Lives Research Institute support this course. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library, located in the University's Learning Centre, and the Women's Library at our City campus are also study assets. The University's provision in Business and Management was rated 'Excellent' in recent subject reviews by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
  • Entry requirements
    Normally a good Honours degree, an equivalent qualification and/or ability to demonstrate suitability for study at postgraduate level. Applicants with the University's Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or an equivalent postgraduate qualification from elsewhere or CIPD credits may be eligible for transferred credit and obtain the MA in one further year of part-time study.
  • Academic title
    MA Employment Studies and Human Resource Management
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The course balances issues of public policy and organisational practice in the field with a sound theoretical and research basis.

    It will offer you a broad education while also allowing you to specialise in your own area of occupational and academic interest through option choice and the completion of a dissertation.

    A professional studies (CIPD) route is provided for those aiming to enhance their careers as practitioners in human resource management and development.

    Core modules include:

    -Employment and Personnel Management: Issues and Practice
    -Re-framing HRM: Context, Practice and Change
    -Research Methods in Employment Studies and HRM

    Optional modules include:

    -Comparative Employment Systems
    -Gender and Work
    -International Personnel and Development
    -Labour Law
    -Learning and Development
    -Managing Change and Innovation
    -Managing Diversity and Equality
    -Psychological Assessment
    -Public Policy and Employment
    -Trade Union Issues
    -Work, Law and Economy
    -You also undertake a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words.

    Assessment is mainly based on coursework.

    Career opportunities
    This course will enhance the careers of those in HR management and development. Successful students are eligible for Licentiateship of CIPD; additional optional modules provide eligibility for Graduateship of CIPD (Grad CIPD). You can also apply to develop your dissertation topic into an MPhil/PhD course.

    Attendance & duration

    Full-time: one year, two days a week (Mon 10am-5pm, plus one other day dependant on options chosen)
    Part-time (eve): two years, two evenings a week (Mon, Wed)
    Part-time (other): flexible study is also available(one year part-time for holders of the Postgraduate Diploma HRM or equivalent)

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