Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Employment Relations and HRM

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of the field of employment relations as preparation for a career in Employment Relations, Labour Relations or related fields.

MSc

Employment Relations and HRM

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of the field of employment relations as preparation for a career in Employment Relations, Labour Relations or related fields.

Programme information

In addition to providing students with a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of Employment Relations it is anticipated that on completion of the programme students will also meet the knowledge requirements for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR, Employment Relations and related professions in the UK.

Taught by academics with a strong track record in both Employment Relations related research and practical experience of Employment Relations and HRM, the programme focuses on developing critical thinking and analytical skills alongside of the more practical skills required for a career in Employment Relations and HR.

Core subjects include employment law, developing skills for business leadership, HRM theory and practice, employee engagement, motivation and voice, work design, organisational change and development, wellbeing and work, employment relations, strategic HRM, HRM research methods, and a dissertation.

Entry qualification

Upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a quantitative element. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. 

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Scholarships and sponsorships

School awards may be available for high-calibre national and international students.

 

Careers and further study

Most large organisations in both the public and private sectors employ employment relations specialists. The grounding in Employment Relations and UK employment law, in addition to a grounding in more general HRM, that the programme provides also means graduates will be well equipped to bring expertise to both specialist Employment Relations and more general HR and management roles in both private and public sector organisations.

Programme modules

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules

  • HRM: Theory and Practice
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Employment Relations: Theory and Practice

Optional Modules (choose one)

  • Leadership and Performance Management
  • Employee Engagement, Motivation and Voice
  • Work Design, Organisational Change and Development
Semester 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Strategic HRM
  • Research Methods for HRM
  • Employment Law

Optional Modules (choose one)

  • Learning, Development and Knowledge Management
  • Career Development
Summer
  • Employment Relations Dissertation

 

 

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 2 (Mid-Range) £9,000 £17,000

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.