MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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People are at the heart of any organisation, so the ability to manage and develop employees, ensure their wellbeing and understand changing employment legislation is essential to business survival.
- Develop knowledge of the theoretical foundations and real-world practice of human resource management and industrial relations, both in the UK and internationally
- Build understanding of strategic changes in HRM
- Gain strategic insight and boost your CV by attending workshops delivered by HR practitioners
- Work on a live employment tribunal case
- Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) approval gives you a competitive edge in the job market.
CIPD Course recognition
The course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) to the new equivalent advanced level postgraduate standard. You can enhance your studies by taking additional CIPD components that prepare you for CIPD membership.
To qualify for membership you need to attend a series of skills workshops, with presentations by guest speakers, and complete a range of activities enabling you to develop practical HR skills.
You join CIPD as a student member and when you have passed all course units (including the dissertation) and the CIPD components, your CIPD membership will be automatically updated to Associate Member. Once you have applied your knowledge in the workplace, you can apply for Chartered membership.
If you are particularly interested in international human resource management and /or comparative industrial relations you might like to consider our MSc International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations course.
The Business School presents three prizes associated with the CIPD programme. One is for best Portfolio, one for best Management Research Report and one for overall best student. Further details of the prizes will be available during the programme.
Coursework and assessment
Course unit details
During the course you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semester one and two total 120 credits and consists of both compulsory and optional taught units which can be viewed in the list below.
Over the summer period, you will carry out your Research Dissertation, worth 60 credits. Examples of recent dissertation project topics include:
- Employment security in domestic privately owned enterprises in South China
- The role of unions in gender equality
- The fairness of reward management and implications for staff retention
- Disability discrimination
- Organisational boundaries and temporary agency staff
- Work-life balance in China
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Workplace Research and Analysis Skills||BMAN60261||15||Mandatory|
|Multinationals and Comparative Employment Systems||BMAN70051||15||Mandatory|
|HRM: Strategy and Practice||BMAN70231||15||Mandatory|
|HRM: Context and Organisation||BMAN71242||15||Mandatory|
|Employment Practice and Equality||BMAN72382||15||Mandatory|
|International Human Resource Management||BMAN60992||15||Optional|
|Comparative Industrial Relations||BMAN71911||15||Optional|
|International Labour Law and Regulation||BMAN71922||15||Optional|