Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Employment Relations and Human Resource Management

This programme is suitable for students wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of the field of employment relations as preparation for a career in Employment Relations, Labour Relations or related fields. In addition to providing students with a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of Employment Relations it is anticipated that on completion of the programme students will also meet the knowledge requirements for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR, Employment Relations and related professions in the UK. Taught by academics with a strong track record in both Employment Relations related research and practical experience of Employment Relations and HRM, the programme focuses on developing critical thinking and analytical skills alongside of the more practical skills required for a career in Employment Relations and HR.

Entry requirements

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree in either business, management, or a cognate social science (sociology, psychology, economics), or a degree in another subject with a substantial business or social science component from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. Applications from those with a lower 2nd Class degree or from a different disciplinary background may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience.

Course modules

Semester 1 core modules: employment law; developing skills for business leadership; HRM: theory and practice. Optional modules: employee engagement, motivation and voice; work design, organisational change and development; wellbeing and work. Semester 2 core modules: strategic HRM; research methods for HRM. Optional modules: learning, development and knowledge management; career development; psychological development in organisations. Summer: employment relations dissertation. The school reserves the right to vary the list of all modules.

Sponsorship information

The scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of: alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students); outstanding academic achievement scholarships; sports scholarships; hardship bursaries and other funding options; international student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships. Whilst some of scholarships are offered automatically based on the course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
01509 223121