About the Course
This exciting programme will give you a thorough grasp of current theory and practice relating to the management of human resources and employment relations.
Whilst the UK is the primary focus for the study of employment relations issues, students will also consider the human resource management challenges of organisations operating across national boundaries. The course is designed both for fresh graduates and HR practitioners alike or anyone planning to undertake research in this area.
Students will benefit from an entire module dedicated to the issues in employee relations which focuses on the key role played by employers, employees and their representatives in enhancing effective organisational working.
Key issues of employee communication and the impact of EU directives on work arrangement will also be considered. A number of leading edge elective modules are available on the programme including Global Diversity Management, International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance.
- You will gain a critical theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of human resource management and employment relations.
- Graduates as prospective entrants to human resources management roles, as 'thinking performers', should be able to address business and professional situations knowledgeably, making contributions to improved organisational performance and delivery of sound personnel/human resources practice and services.
- Full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), enabling graduates to achieve associate status, subject to membership.
- Tutors on this programme are leaders in the field of HR and active researchers within the Human Resource Management and Organisation Behaviour Research Group (HRM-OB).
- The course considers key HR systems and processes from an international perspective with a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity Management.
Members of HRM-OB undertake applied research into all aspects of performance in the workplace, individual well-being and performance, and Human Resources Management in its broadest sense. Using a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, our work investigates current and pressing issues in performance at three levels of analysis - the individual, the workteam, and the wider organisation. We publish in top-tier outlets internationally, advise organisations in partnership, and seek to generate innovative scientific understanding and professional practice in a diverse set of areas of work performance.
Employability Outcomes Previous students from MSc Human Resources and Employment Relations have secured graduate positions at:
- Ehret Ltd
- Southern Publishing Group
- Yo! Sushi
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Last updated July 14, 2016