Keele University

Keele University

European Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

Areas of study include public sector pay and industrial relations, trade union organisation, and industrial relations in the European Union.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to hold at least a second class honours degree (2.1 or 2.2) or overseas equivalent. Students who have appropriate professional qualifications or relevant work experience may also be considered.

Course modules

Core modules: the employment relationship; workers and their organisations; collective bargaining and the state. Industrial relations modules: industrial action; pay determination; comparative European industrial relations. Human resource management and industrial relations modules: managing employee resources; pay determination; discrimination and equal opportunities at work. Industrial relations and employment law modules: individual labour law; collective labour law; European Union social policy and law. European industrial relations and human resource management modules: managing employee resources; comparative European industrial relations; European Union social policy and law.

Assessment methods

Each module on the taught part of the course is assessed through a 3,000 word essay, with a pass mark of 50%. For those taking the Masters course there is a 1,500 word research methods essay and a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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