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Human Resource Management and Employment Law

In contemporary society, the world of human resource management and employment law has expanded significantly in recent years. The taught content incorporates a critical examination of the changing ideas within human resource management, the nature of the employer-employee relationship within employment relations, the employment contract, and associated issues such as appointment and dismissal. The course also explores legal issues such as management of the employee in the context of discipline and conduct, performance, and stress at work, as well as traditional areas such as termination, redundancy and the role of the Employment Tribunal.

This course is being offered as a blended learning course with a combination of face-to-face learning and the use of online resources via a virtual learning environment.

Entry requirements

You must hold an undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above) from a UK university or the international equivalent. You must be able to demonstrate a good standard of English. A minimum score IELTS 7.0 is required for this award.

Other applicants will be considered on an individual case to case basis.

Course modules

Students initially complete a 15-credit core module in Research Methods. Students will then study a number of modules which may cover: Human resource management in a contemporary world; the nature of employment relations; recruitment and talent management; the nature of the employment contract; termination of employment including restructure and redundancy; human resource management and equality and diversity; and management of employee benefits and rights including parental rights and flexible working.

Assessment methods

Assessment will involve a variety of methods to suit all learning styles, including critical essays, reports, case studies, presentations and online activities. The remaining credits will be awarded for a final 15,000 word dissertation on a subject of the student's choice.


The expected study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totalling 90 credits in your first year of study and the other 90 credits in your second year of study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,173 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years

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