Human Resource Management and Training

MSc, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you want to gain an understanding of human resource management and training methods and how they operate in organisational settings.

Course Description

This degree looks in depth at human resource management and training processes and their relationship with organisational performance and culture. You will acquire the specialist knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a professional in the field of HR management and training.

You will gain a comprehensive grounding and critical understanding of a variety of HRM topics including recruitment, managing labour relations, workplace learning and employee development. You will also look at the culture of organisations and the workplace and the broader environmental factors that can impact on the decision-making of human resource management and training professionals.

The degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to engage critically with theories and practices around training and learning in the workplace and the role of the human resources practitioner. It will also develop your practical transferable skills such as oral and written presentations, problem solving, team-working, self-appraisal, and independence in the planning and management of learning.

The course has been designed to meet the needs of newly qualified graduates as well as experienced professionals looking to enhance their career prospects with a formal graduate qualification.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
School of Business
Contact

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)116 252 5382
pgadmissions@le.ac.uk

School of Business website

Why Leicester?

We are a member of the Association of Business Schools and have an excellent international reputation for intellectually stimulating business administration and management courses.

The research talents at Leicester are far-reaching and this research feeds directly into our teaching, allowing you to learn from those currently involved in cutting-edge research in your area of interest.

Our wide range of option modules provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study around your interests and with the skills and knowledge to move into a variety of careers or postgraduate research.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Modules

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.

Semester 2

Semester 2

Core module

Option modules

Either: Implementing Improvements in Organisational Performance

or two option modules from:

  • Managing Diversity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Critical Approaches to HRM
  • Knowledge Management
  • International Human Resource Management

Plus your Dissertation (to be completed over the summer)

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

CIPD logoThe University of Leicester's School of Management is an approved provider of CIPD qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has 140,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.

Teaching and Assessment

You will be taught through a mixture of methods including seminars, lectures, group work, case study analysis and guided reading. You will be assigned a personal tutor who has a pastoral role and can offer support and advice.

Student performance is assessed through both assignments and examinations, plus a dissertation of 16,000 to 20,000 words.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification.

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. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and Funding

Career Opportunities

Our Business, Management and Human Resources courses have been developed with the professional in mind and offer many opportunities for career enhancement.

By taking this degree, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of employee development, workplace learning, human resource management, and organisational performance and skills which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.

Careers

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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Human Resource Management and Training MSc 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Course
Human Resource Management and Training
Qualification
MSc
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

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