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The MSc HRM course aims to develop the professional capability of HRM practitioners through developing a range of skills, knowledge and understanding in Leadership and HR Management, including people management and development, business understanding, professional and ethical behaviour, analytical and intuitive/creative thinking, customer focus, strategic thinking and communication, to a level where a significant professional contribution to the management of HRM can be made in an organisation or sector.
Students studying for the MSc HRM will be required to complete the 4 core units in your first year. In your second year you will take Research Methods plus one core unit and two electives. Each year of the programme features a residential weekend as an integral part of the overall course. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to link theory with practice within an organisational context. It involves the identification and refinement of an HR problem, undertaking an in-depth literature review, the collection of primary data, and the analysis and evaluation of this data so as to produce a set of implementable and/or secondary recommendations.
Plus 2 Electives (subject to minimum numbers; at least one elective be taken from Group A)
The taught units are assessed by a mixture of individual assignments, group presentations and by examination at the end of some units.
The programme is designed for professionals or line managers who are working in the field of Human Resource Management or Development. Students who have successfully completed the course have found it has enabled them to take on additional responsibilities and/ or move onto more senior positions within the HR or Management field.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
The programme is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). On successful completion of the course students can apply to the CIPD for membership assessment and depending on the level of experience will be upgraded to a professional level (Associate or Chartered) of CIPD membership.
One of the features of the course is the diversity of the student cohort. You may be working in any sector (private, public or not-for-profit) or industry (government, finance, consultancy, private industry). We welcome students from any background or academic discipline.
If you are interested in studying at LSBU, please refer to our Standard Entry Requirements
Applicants for this course must also meet the following additional entry requirements.
You will require two years postgraduate work experience and current employment in a HR or HR related role (recruitment, training and development, compensation and benefits etc). We will also consider applicants who are working in a management role with responsibilities for staff management.
If you lack the required academic qualifications but meet the work experience requirements above you are also eligible to apply as part of the application process you will be asked to complete a written assessment based on a work-related HR issue which will be assessed by the Course Admissions team. A programme is also available for those who have achieved Graduate CIPD within the last five years and wish to obtain a Masters qualification.
Application methods for undergraduate part-time and postgraduate study vary depending on the course you are applying for. When applying use the LSBU codes listed below.
Further information on how to apply:
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This course is run by the department of Management, more information about the department and faculty can be found online at Business.
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Last Updated on - Wed 15th May 2013 at 12:26:17
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