Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Human Resource Management

This programme is aimed at those who wish to develop a critical understanding of people and organisations. It focuses on strategic and individual-level improvements, through assessment of the role of human resource management (HRM) in modern organisations, the issues involved in developing strategic aims (including on an international basis), employment relations, and selecting, motivating and developing staff. You will also acquire applied research skills. The programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Course modules

The programme comprises 8 compulsory modules. You must complete all 8 modules and a supervised independent applied research project. Research methods and skills are integrated throughout the programme. Modules: Comparative Employment Relations; Human Resource Strategies; International Human Resource Management; Leadership and Performance Management (RCP); Leading and Developing People; Professional Development and Learning; Research Methods; Selection and Assessment . Research project.

Assessment methods

Essays or reports; written examinations at the end of each term; and a project (8000-10,000 words).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,475 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Department of Management