Human Resource Management and Training MSc, by distance learning, 2 years

Course information

UK/EU fee £10,500

International fee £10,500

Taught by School of Business

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This Masters in HR management and training gives you the flexibility to work from home, so you don’t fall behind in your professional life. We’ll show you how to help organisations and employees progress – at both a national and international level.

Course description

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.

We have over 30 years experience of offering distance learning education that gives you the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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

If you do not hold a relevant qualification but have three or more years of substantial work experience in human resources, management, training or employee relations then you can be considered for the course based on providing a copy of your CV and a personal statement of 500-1,000 words detailing your suitability and relevant work 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

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total fee. You will pay this fee wherever in the world you live.

Starting in October 2022, February 2023 or June 2023

  • MSc: £10,500

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

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you're eligible.

International Students

This is the total fee. You will pay this fee wherever in the world you live.

Starting in October 2022, February 2023 or June 2023

  • MSc: £10,500

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

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Our business, management and human resource management courses have been developed with the professional in mind and offer many opportunities for career enhancement.  Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from over 100 countries.

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.

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.

Related courses

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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.

Why Leicester?

We have over 30 years experience offering flexible, distance learning management and human resource management education.

You'll have the opportunity to visit the School of Business to attend our week-long Leicester Masterclass held every August at Brookfield. The Leicester Masterclass is a great opportunity to meet your tutors and network with your distance learning students.

At Leicester you will be taught by leading experts, who have both an excellent academic reputation and real-world experience.

The School of Business attracts students and academics from all over the world, ensuring a truly global feel and letting you become part of an inclusive, diverse and professional international network.

Teaching and learning

Teaching

As a distance learning student you will receive support throughout the course from module tutors and personal tutors. 

You will use module study books available electronically via Blackboard, our virtual learning environment.  This will give you online access to materials to support each module and discussion forums hosted by module tutors.

You will be invited to attend our Leicester Masterclass held on campus at the University. This week-long programme of lectures, activities and workshops takes place every August/September and is open to students on any School of Business distance learning course  at any point in their studies.

Assessment

You will be assessed at the end of each module by a written assignment of 4,000-5,000 words. Your final piece of work, the dissertation, will be 16,000-20,000 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 and the School of Business facilities 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.

Key dates

Start date: 1 June 2021
Application deadline for June 2021 start: 4 May 2021

Start date: 1 October 2021
Application deadline for October 2021 start: 2 September 2021

Start date: 1 February 2022
Application deadline for February 2022 start: 5 January 2022

Start date: 1 June 2022
Application deadline for June 2022 start: 4 May 2022

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