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Management with Human Resources

During this course you'll acquire the necessary skills and acumen to plan and manage HR strategies within the public and private sector. You'll develop an ideal blend of specialist human resource and generalist management expertise in order to stand out in the highly competitive HR career market.

Specialist units explore issues including employment and law relations and the development of people as a resource. These are complemented by core management units which concentrate on the management of people, marketing & strategy, as well as contemporary issues in the business world.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above, or equivalent. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above. 

Course modules

  • Managing People: The concepts and practice of management and leadership in the changing nature of international work and business. You'll take an evaluative approach to exploring these areas in a range of organisational scenarios. This will help you develop a range of conceptual and practical managerial tools.
  • Marketing & Strategy: Explore and analyse this premise: in order to be successful, organisations must have a good understanding of their customers’ requirements and achieve organisational objectives by satisfying their customers’ needs and wants. You'll look at marketing against the backdrop of corporate strategy development, and establish links between the two activities.
  • Leadership Essentials: Leadership theory and practice in a variety of business contexts. You'll recognise and address the challenges of contemporary leadership and improve your skills in strategic leadership, leading in a global context and leading change.
  • Organisation & Employment Studies - Issues & Debates: You'll be exposed to classic theories of organisation and topical debates in employment relations and you'll show how you apply to real-life scenarios.
  • People Resourcing & Development: The theory and practice of people resourcing and development (PR&D). You'll show how these activities can contribute to achieving corporate strategic goals, be aware of the impact of the changing environment of work and business on these activities and the internal and external contexts in which these activities operate. The role of the HR professional in helping the relationship between PR&D and organisational effectiveness will be examined. There's an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills you'll need to fulfill this role.
  • International Human Resource Management: Theoretical and practical knowledge in International Human Resources from an ever increasing globalised environment. Examples are drawn from classic and current literature from the developed and developing world. This covers a wide spectrum of knowledge and makes the way human resource management (HRM) theory is translated into practice in different economies around the world clearer.
  • Research Project: An opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in an area that interests you. You'll have the opportunity to undertake optional work experience as part of your Dissertation unit, subject to interview and availability. This experience can be used to inform your dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships available from £2,000


The EU tuition fee for 2017/18 is subject to review in response to changes in government policy.


Qualification Study mode Fee status Fee Study period Duration
MSc Full-time Home/EU £ 9,250 Whole course 12 16 months
MSc Full-time International £ 14,500 Whole course 12 16 months

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