Human Resource Management and Training

MSc, 2 years, by distance learning

This is for you if... you want to gain the knowledge and skills relevant to management, further study or research in human resources, training or organisational development.

Course Description

This degree provides an insight into human resource management and training within the context of organisations at a national and international level. You will study the way in which employee and organisational development are closely related to HR topics such as recruitment, performance appraisal, teamwork and motivation.

The MSc in Human Resource Management and Training will equip you with the professional knowledge and skills to engage critically with theories and practices around training and learning in the workplace and the role of the human resources practitioner. You will develop a critical understanding of the issues and problems associated with implementing practices aimed at enhancing employee performance and organisational competitiveness. You will also develop your practical transferable skills which are invaluable in the workplace, such as oral and written presentations, problem solving, team-working, self-appraisal, and independence in the planning and management of your learning.

The course has been designed to meet your needs if you are either a newly-qualified graduate or an experienced professional looking to enhance your career prospects. Distance learning gives you the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Key Facts
Start date
February, June and October each year
Department
School of Business
Contact

Distance Learning Team
+44 (0)116 252 5377
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Why Leicester?

We have over 25 years’ experience of offering high quality distance learning courses. Over 25,000 students have graduated from our distance learning courses.

We are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, and hold a Small Chartered Business Award in recognition of our role in helping to kick-start British enterprise.

Our wide range of option modules provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study around your interests.

Course Structure

Core modules

Core modules

Plus your Dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Option modules

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Additional Information

Start date: 1 February 2017
Application deadline for February 2017: 21 December 2016

Start date: 1 June 2017
Application deadline for June 2017:
2 May 2017

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching

As a distance learning student you will receive support throughout the course from a group of dedicated academic mentors and module tutors.

You will use module study books - available in hard copy and electronically - and Blackboard, our virtual learning environment. This will give you online access to materials to support each module, discussions forums hosted by module tutors and chat rooms where you can network with fellow students.

You will be invited to attend our annual residential summer school held on campus at the University. This week-long programme of lectures, activities and workshops, takes place every July/August and is open to students on any of our distance learning postgraduate Management courses, at any point in their studies.

Assessment

You will be assessed at the end of each module either by an exam or written assignment of between 4,000 to 5,000 words. Your final piece of work, the dissertation, is 15,000 words.

Distance Learning

Online learning is an important feature of this course, therefore it is essential that you have reliable, regular access to the internet (preferably with a broadband connection) in order to participate.

As a distance learning student, you will have access to the University Library's electronic service, the Leicester Digital Library, which includes a large number of e-journals and e-books.

If you live close to Leicester you can, of course, visit the Library in person. For UK-based students who wish to use other libraries, we can issue you with a card which allows you to do so. This is a national scheme which allows distance learning students to borrow material from up to three other participating libraries.

Entry Requirements

  • A first or second-class honours degree in a relevant field
  • Or an approved professional qualification coupled with three years or more suitable professional experience
English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

International Qualifications

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Fees and Funding

  • This is the total course fee.

    Starting in February 2017 or June 2017

    • £8,760

    If you start before 31 July 2017 your fee will be determined by where you will be living during your studies.

    Starting in October 2017, February 2018 or June 2018

    • £9,155

    If you start after 31 July 2017 you will pay this fee, wherever in the world you live.

    Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

    School of Business Scholarship: If you plan to start this course during the 2016/17 academic year, you may be eligible for a scholarship in the form of a 12% fee reduction.

    Did you know you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000, subject to eligibility?

     

  • This is the total course fee.

    Starting in February 2017 or June 2017

    If you start before 31 July 2017 your fee will be determined by where you will be living during your studies.

    Starting in October 2017, February 2018 or June 2018

    • £9,155

    If you start after 31 July 2017 you will pay this fee, wherever in the world you live.

    Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

    School of Business Scholarship: If you plan to start this course during the 2016/17 academic year, you may be eligible for a scholarship in the form of a 12% fee reduction.

Career Opportunities

Studying for a distance learning qualification can help your career prospects – you will gain the deeper knowledge and high-end skills that will set you apart. Studying with us gives a clear signal to employers. It demonstrates that you have the spark, ambition and commitment to take your career to the next level. Your employer will also benefit directly from your newly acquired understanding and capabilities.

By taking the MSc in Human Resource Management and Training, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of recruitment, selection, managing labour relations, training and career development, employee and organisational development, which will enhance your professional development and career prospects. The course has been designed to meet the needs of newly qualified graduates as well as experienced professional looking to enhance their career prospects.

Careers

Our Career Development Service is here to support you – by email, phone or skype – with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience and more. From registration to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Human Resource Management and Training MSc 2 years part-time February, June and October each year Apply Now
Course
Human Resource Management and Training
Qualification
MSc
Duration
2 years part-time
Start Dates
February, June and October each year
Availability