Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Human Resources and Employment Relations

This 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.

Entry requirements

Applicants require 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 2nd Class degree in a management, business studies or cognate discipline may be considered, providing they can show evidence of significant relevant work experience (minimum 2 years); applicants with non-degree qualifications will be also considered who have relevant work experience (minimum 5 years) and will be assessed on an interview basis; applicants may be required to attend an interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); TOEFL paper-based test 580 (with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with a minimum of 20 in reading, listening, speaking and writing); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all areas); or BruneELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).

Course modules

Modules include: Human resource management in context resourcing, performance and assessment; international and comparative human resource management; issues in employment relations; understanding business and management research; organisational behaviour; dissertation; contemporary human resource management. Optional modules: international management; international business ethics and corporate governance; global diversity management; strategic management.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by examinations, coursework, group and individual presentations, and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

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