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MScHuman Resource Management

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Application fee £50 one-time
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Many organisations claim ‘our people are our most important asset’, and the human resource management function is increasingly significant to business strategy and success. Activities such as recruitment, selection, managing labour relations, training and career development are important to the effectiveness of organisations wherever they are located.

Programme structure

The MSc HRM pathway offers a suite of core and elective modules that explore and critically assess relevant and contemporary HRM-related theories and research, giving insight into their practical applications.

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.
12 month programme
The 12 month programme begins in September. Students are required to undertake 120 credits of taught elements and a 60 credit dissertation. You will receive training in research methods so as to enable you to carry out the dissertation, undertaken between June and September. The training will also prepare you for doctoral research, should you choose to continue your studies.

24 month programme
A 24 month programme is available where students take a general business qualification to develop their knowledge and expertise in functional and strategic business areas.

During the course of the year you will undertake a research dissertation on an appropriate topic, to be submitted in September. You’ll choose your own topic in consultation with academic staff, usually building on a particular area of interest from one of the taught modules. You’ll also work with the guidance of a supervisor in carrying out the research and submitting the final dissertation.

Career opportunities

As a postgraduate at Birmingham Business School you will have access to our specialist careers service, Careers in Business. This service is only available to postgraduates and provides support with job applications and interviews, job seeking and skills development.

Services include:

Individual appointments to review your CV or application form, discuss your career plans and provide advice about job seeking
Workshops to help you develop the skills that multinational employers look for
Events and exercises to help you get through the graduate selection process include practice interview sessions and a mock assessment centre
Opportunities to interact with employers and recruiters at sector specific events such as Careers in Banking and Careers in Consulting.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States