MSc Human Resource and Employment Relations

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences

Program Description

MSc Human Resource and Employment Relations

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences

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.

Aims

  • 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.

Special Features

  • 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.

Accreditation

Brunel Business School is proud to announce the accreditation of MSc Human Resources Management and MSc Human Resources and Employment Relations by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). CIPD is the world’s largest Chartered HR and development professional body working together with over 100 institutions around the world to set global standards for HR and support development of HR professionals.

CIPD accreditation enables students and graduates of the MSc Human Resource Management and MSc Human Resource Management and Employment Relations to gain access to the wealth of resources provided by the institute. These include a bi-monthly magazine, People Management, which provides key insight into contemporary HR issues in practice. The CIPD also commission major research studies into key areas of HR and HR-ER practice, providing information to students and informing decisions of practicing managers. Through their nationwide branch network, the CIPD provide a forum for practitioners and students to meet on a regular basis, engage with high profile speakers and network in respect of areas of common interest.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching

As a research intensive university, international level research findings by Brunel Business School tutors are regularly used in student lectures. Tutors on this programme are leaders in the field of HR and active researchers within the school’s Human Resource Management and Organization Behaviour Research Group (HRM - OB).

Modes of Study

One-year full-time in September: The taught element of the course (September to April) includes eight modules, delivery will be by a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials/group work. A further four months (May to September) is spent undertaking the dissertation.
One-year full-time in January: The taught element of the programme includes eight modules which are delivered in two terms (four in January to April, and four in September to December). Delivery will be by a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials/group work.

The dissertation is undertaken May to August, and then can be completed January to March after the second teaching term.

Assessment

  • Modules are typically assessed by individual assessment and an examination in May.
  • Teaching methods include lectures and informal small study groups.
  • Coursework and examinations place considerable stress on the ability to think and reason critically, but constructively.
  • The dissertation (12,000 words) is the capstone demonstration of these skills, requiring students to conceive, justify, design and execute a major project.
  • Individual and or group presentations using laptops, PCs and digital projectors.

Employability

Previous students from MSc Human Resources and Employment Relations have secured graduate positions at:

  • Ehret Ltd
  • HSBC
  • Southern Publishing Group
  • Yo! Sushi
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

UK/EU students: £9,400 full-time

International students: £15,400 full-time

Brunel University is offering Academic Excellence Scholarships to postgraduate students (15%) and scholarships for Brunel Alumni (15%).



Last updated September 13, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
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Duration
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1 year
Full time
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9,400 GBP
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Start date Sept. 2016
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United Kingdom Uxbridge, England
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Duration 1 year
Price 9,400 GBP
UK/EU students: £9,400 / International students: £15,400 full-time
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United Kingdom Uxbridge, England
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Duration 1 year
Price 9,400 GBP
UK/EU students: £9,400 / International students: £15,400 full-time
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