University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Human Resource Management

The programme caters for graduates wanting to develop a career in human resource management, an area in which there are many opportunities; it is distinctive in being internationally orientated, and devotes attention to issues related to international human resource management policies and practices; by the end of the programme you will have a high standard of knowledge and understanding of the current practical, intellectual and policy challenges facing practitioners in the field of human resource management; these include: the relationship between HRM and business strategy; the impact of HRM on company performance; the challenge of developing HRM strategies in an international context; the implications of new individual and collective employment rights; managing change and introducing new forms of work organisation; ensuring that employees are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge.

Entry requirements

At least an Upper 2nd class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. For those not qualified for direct entry to the 1 year MSc programmes, a preliminary year may be available. English language scores of 7.0 IELTS (no less than 6.5 in any band), 95 TOEFL (with no less than 22 in any band), or 67 (in all skills) Pearson Academic Test of English are required.

Course modules

Core Modules: human resource management (20 credits); international perspectives on industrial relations (10 credits); training and development (10 credits). Elective modules (subject to change): Leading and managing within organizations (10 credits); global shift (20 credits). Semester 2 core modules: International human resource management (10 credits); researching work, employment and employee relations (20 credits); leadership development (10 credits). Elective modules (subject to change): change management (10 credits); cross cultural management (10 credits); labour relations and global enterprise (10 credits); contemporary issues in work, employment and people management (10 credits).

Assessment methods

Taught modules contribute towards 2/3 of your final assessment. The dissertation contributes 1/3. Modules are assessed using written examinations and coursework. Coursework can take a variety of forms, including reports, essays, group presentations and practical assignments. Some coursework is group based.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,370 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,370 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,580 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,370 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,370 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,370 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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