If you recognise the importance of acquiring knowledge in the recruitment, motivation, retention and development of people, then this CIPD approved course is designed for you.
It will benefit you if you want to acquire skills to pursue a high-level career involving managing employment relationships in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors, as well as getting the best out of people you employ in your own business.
You will sharpen your understanding of the importance of having the right mix of people with the appropriate sets of skills and competences, the significance and role of leadership, change management, the development and retention of talent, the challenges of managing people in multi-cultural and global contexts, and strategic human resource management.
Two key features of this course are its multi-disciplinary nature, and its engagement with contemporary debates in theory and actual practice. You will have the opportunity to learn from world-class experts, to participate in highly interactive lectures, workshops, case study analyses and blogs.
You will also engage in rigorous research and learn from practitioners, applying theory to practical organisational contexts that you will encounter in your working life.
Academic English preparation and support
If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent.
Specialist business and management courses are available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once. Students who enter via the CELE route are exempt from paying the school's £2,000 course deposit. For more details, please contact us
- This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, offering you full exemption from their advanced diploma
- Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
- 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching underpinned by the latest developments
- An inspiring research portfolio worth £799m
- 91.1% of MSc graduates from Nottingham University Business School secured work, self-employment or further study within six months of graduation
- More than 19,000 Business School alumni connect you to a powerful global network of business contacts
Across the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 120 credits of taught modules. Each module typically consists of 10 two to three hour sessions.
You will complete a 60-credit dissertation over the summer, and will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress.
You will be assessed through a combination of individual essays or group projects and written exams.
- Employment Relations
- Managing and Developing Organisations
- Strategic Human Resource Management
- Contemporary Developments in HRM/OB
- International Human Resource Management
- Research Methods in OB/HRM
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, offering you full exemption from their advanced diploma.
- finance and investment analysts
- higher education teaching professionals
- investment bankers
- IT business analysts
- management consultants
- marketing professionals
- public relations professionals
- university researchers
Postgraduate careers team
Our in-house Postgraduate Careers Team provides expert advice and guidance so that you can make an informed decision about the right career path for you.
As soon as you have accepted your offer of a place at the Business School, we can begin working with you to support your career planning needs. You can take part in pre-course careers discussions and take advantage of remote and online support through Career Leader, an online assessment tool which helps you to measure your business interests and motivations before starting your course. Our support continues throughout your time at Nottingham and after you graduate.
Employability and average starting salary
91.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £25,000 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £57,200.*
* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career and professional development
Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.
Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunities and one-to-one discussions.
2.1 (or international equivalent) in any discipline, excluding specialist degrees in human resource management and/or organisations
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
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Last updated November 1, 2018