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).

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university. Management development professionals and consultants without a first degree but with suitable professional qualifications and at least 5 or more years' significant management experience in a range of organisations may be considered. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

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).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,075 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 7,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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