Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Human Resource Management

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in HRM or allied fields of management. On completion of the programme, it is anticipated that students will meet the knowledge requirements for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).

MSc

Human Resource Management

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in HRM or allied fields of management. On completion of the programme, it is anticipated that students will meet the knowledge requirements for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Programme information

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

Core subjects include HRM theory and practice, developing skills for business leadership, strategic HRM, HRM research methods, and a dissertation.

 

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments.

Entry qualification

Minimum upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent overseas qualification with a substantial business, management or cognate social science component. Lower qualifications with relevant work experience may be considered.

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.

Careers and durther study

Most large and medium sized organisations employ HR and personnel specialists. Graduates will be well equipped to bring expertise to both specialist HR and more general management roles in both private and public sector organisations.

Programme modules

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

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

Optional modules (choose two)

  • Employment Relations: Theory and Practice OR Wellbeing and Work
  • 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

Optional modules (choose two)

  • Employment Law OR Psychological Development in Organisations
  • Learning Development and Knowledge Management
  • Career Development

Summer

  • HRM 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.