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.
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.
Semester 1: Compulsory Modules - Financial Economics - Research Methods - Research Communication (two-semester module) - The Financial System
Optional Modules: - Economics of Money and Finance - Macroeconomic Analysis - Microeconomics Analysis - Stochastic Models in Finance - Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales
Semester 2: Compulsory Modules - Asset Management and Derivatives, or Corporate Finance - Banking and Financial Markets - Further Quantitative Techniques for Finance and Economics - Research Communication (two-semester module)
Optional Modules (choose one) - Applied Banking and Financial Modelling - Comparative Banking - Credit Risk Management - Development Finance - Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing
The School reserves the right to vary the list of optional modules.
Summer: Students satisfy the research requirement by examined participation in research seminars. Subject to special conditions, students may submit a dissertation instead.
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.
Scholarships and sponsorships
School awards may be available for high-calibre national and international students.
Why choose business and economics at Loughborough?
Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics is a thriving forward-looking centre of education that aims to provide an exceptional learning experience.
Consistently ranked as a Top-10 UK business school by national league tables, our graduates are highly employable and enjoy starting salaries well above the national average.
The rich variety of postgraduate programmes we offer ranges from taught masters, MBA and doctoral programmes, to short courses and executive education, with subjects spanning Management, Marketing, Finance and Economics, Work Psychology, Business Analytics, International Crisis Management and Information Management. New for 2016, we are also launching two exciting new programmes in Human Resource Management. All of this contributes to a lively and supportive learning environment within the School.
- Internationally Accredited The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
- Career Prospects Our graduates are in great demand. Over 94% of our postgraduate students were in work and/or further study six months after graduating.* As such, you will be equipped with skills and knowledge that will serve you well in your career or enable you to pursue further study and research.