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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years full-time (with advanced practice), 2 years full-time (with study abroad)

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    15 January 2019

Course content

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Are you looking to complement your undergraduate studies with a business-focused master’s degree that will enhance your employability? This course develops broad business skills while also offering a specialist pathway in human resource management (HRM) that starts after the first semester.

Specialist modules cover principles and approaches in HRM as well as organisational behaviour and practice. You’ll gain a clear understanding of how HRM can add value to individual and organisational objectives.

The course culminates in either a master’s dissertation or, if you prefer, a consultancy project where you’ll tackle an issue faced by a real client. Throughout the course there’s a focus on self-development and employability.

There is no requirement to have studied business or HRM at undergraduate level.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at The Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Modules and Learning

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops. As this is a master’s course there is a major element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection.

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that helps ensure a successful learning journey. We make sure that extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, is built into the course.

Our assessment strategy is based on our understanding that everyone has different needs, strengths and enthusiasms. Assessment is based on course work and our methods will include essays, reports, group work, presentations, and the master’s dissertation or consultancy project.

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

Year one

  • HR4038 - HRM in Practice (Core,20 Credits)
  • HR4043 - Organisational Behaviour and Practice (Core,20 Credits)
  • NX0422 - Dissertation Preparation and Research Methods (Core,0 Credits)
  • NX0472 - Developing Global Management Competencies I (Core,20 Credits)
  • NX0473 - Developing Global Management Competencies II (Core,20 Credits)
  • NX0474 - Strategic Management for Competitive Advantage (Core,40 Credits)
  • NX0475 - Academic and Professional Development (Core,0 Credits)
  • NX0477 - NBS Masters Consultancy Project (Optional,60 Credits)
  • NX0480 - The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation(Optional,60 Credits)

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £9,000

Full EU Fee: £9,000

Full International Fee: £15,000

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Your Future

Our graduates typically go into professional and graduate management positions and, by the end of the course, you’ll be well-equipped to follow them. Thanks to the specialist modules – HRM in Practice, Organisational Behaviour and Practice, and the dissertation/consultancy project – you’ll have a particular edge in roles related to human resources.

If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

The course could also lead you to a postgraduate research degree such as an MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate.

Whatever you decide to do, you will have the transferable skills that employers expect from a master’s graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.


Visit the Business with Human Resource Management MSc page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

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