Taught course

Human Resource Management

Institution
Brunel University London · Brunel Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in management, business studies or a cognate discipline (with a large component of management related subjects in their degree). Applicants from non-business/management disciplines (and without any business/management element) will be eligible if they have a first class Honours degree or the overseas equivalent. Applicants with a lower second class degree (2.2) in a management; business studies or cognate discipline may be considered, providing they can show evidence of significant relevant work experience (minimum 2 years full-time post qualification). Applicants with non-degree qualifications will be also considered who have relevant work experience (minimum 5 years full-time) and will be assessed on an interview basis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Award winning, innovative and forward-looking Brunel Business School is one of the largest schools at Brunel University London. The School is well recognised by numerous international bodies and features prominently in many league tables, proudly voted as the Business School of the Year in 2013 by The Times Higher Education Awards.

About the Course

With employees now recognised as a key resource, the MSc in Human Resource Management offers students the opportunity to explore in-depth the theoretical and analytical issues in the management of human resources and the roles these play in organisation success. Students will examine a full range of HRM approaches, techniques and methodologies. With full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), this course is designed for those who wish to become human resource practitioners in academic, consultancy or commercial settings.

The course is designed for those who wish to become human resource management practitioners and/or those looking to undertake further research in academic, consultancy or commercial settings. Students will study core modules in relation to Human Resource Management Contexts, Concepts and Practices I and II, and contemporary issues such as talent and leadership recruitment and selection, reward management, performance management and facilitating learning and development in organisations. Issues in International Human Resource Management such as expatriation, managing across cultures will also be covered, as well as HR systems and processes from an international perspective. A number of leading edge elective modules are available on the programme including Global Diversity Management; Ethics and Corporate Governance.

Aims

The aim of this MSc is to provide a critical theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of human resource management. Graduates as prospective entrants to human resources management roles, as 'thinking performers', should be able to address business and professional situations knowledgeably making contributions to improved organisational performance and delivery of sound personnel/human resources practice and services.

Special Features

Accreditation

Brunel Business School is proud to announce the accreditation of MSc Human Resources Management and MSc Human Resources and Employment Relations by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). CIPD is the world’s largest Chartered HR and development professional body working together with over 100 institutions around the world to set global standards for HR and support development of HR professionals.

CIPD accreditation enables students and graduates of the MSc Human Resource Management and MSc Human Resource Management and Employment Relations to gain access to the wealth of resources provided by the Institute. These include a bi-monthly magazine, People Management, which provides key insight into contemporary HR issues in practice. The CIPD also commission major research studies into key areas of HR and HR-ER practice, providing information to students and informing decisions of practicing managers. Through their nationwide branch network, the CIPD provide a forum for practitioners and students to meet on a regular basis, engage with high profile speakers and network in respect of areas of common interest.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
A number of Associate memberships to the CMI are open to graduates of Brunel Business School postgraduate programmes, offering discounted full membership rates upon application. Members of the CMI may use the following letters as appropriate: Associates can use ACMI, Members MCMI and Fellows FCMI.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT 65% (min 60% in all areas).

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,400 full-time
International students
£15,400 full-time

Brunel University is offering an automatic Academic Excellence Scholarships to postgraduate students to the value of 15% of tuition fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Brunel International Scholarship Programme is an annual award run by the Brunel International office that is open to all international students. Its goal is to provide financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University.

Alumni concession - a 15% reduction in the fee for fully self-funding Brunel University graduates if full payment of the programme fee is made at or before registration

More about postgraduate funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Brunel Course Enquiries
Email
course-enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599