Taught course

Human Resource Management and Employment Relations

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

This exciting programme will give you a thorough grasp of current theory and practice relating to the management of human resources and employment relations. Whilst the UK is the primary focus for the study of employment relations issues, students will also consider the human resource management challenges of organisations operating across national boundaries. The course is designed both for fresh graduates and HR practitioners alike or anyone planning to undertake research in this area.

Human Resource Management and Employment Relations MSc at Brunel is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

Students will benefit from an entire module dedicated to the issues in Employee Relations which focus on the key role played by employers, employees and their representatives in enhancing effective organisational working. Key issues of employee communication and the impact of EU directives on work arrangement will also be considered. A number of leading edge elective modules are available on the programme including Global Diversity Management; Ethics and Corporate Governance.

Special Features

  • Full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), enabling graduates to achieve associate status, subject to membership.
  • Tutors are on this programme are leaders in the field of HR and active researchers within the Human Resource Management and Organization Behaviour Research Group (HRM - OB).
  • A number of Associate level memberships to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) are available free to graduates of this programme.
  • Considers key HR systems and processes from an international perspective with a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity Management.
  • Students will benefit from an entire module dedicated to the Issues in Employee Relations which focuses on the key role played by employers, employees and their representatives in enhancing effective organisational working.

Aims

The aim of this MSc is to provide a critical theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of human resource management and employment relations. 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.

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.

Brunel Business School is ranked amongst the Top 20 UK Business Schools in the Financial Times Business Schools table.
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

IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT 65% (min 60% in all areas). For further information on language requirements visit the Brunel International website.

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