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Human Resource Management (MSc/PGDip)


Course Description

The MSc HRM course aims to develop the professional capability of human resource management practitioners through developing a range of skills, knowledge and understanding in Leadership and HR Management, including:

- people management and development,
- business understanding,
- professional and ethical behaviour,
- analytical and intuitive/creative thinking
- continuing learning and development

You can choose to study the PgDip as a stand alone qualification or you can choose to complete the full Masters qualification. Both courses are approved by the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) and meet the CIPD Advanced Standards. This means on successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc you'll become an Associate member of the CIPD. In addition the programme provides you with the knowledge to upgrade to either Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow levels of professional membership, providing you meet the respective criteria as set by the CIPD.

Benefits of PgDip

The PG Dip HRM is designed for busy professionals working within the context of personnel/human resource management and the allied professions, seeking personal or career development but who may not have the time to commit to a full masters degree.

Benefits of MSc

The MSc course has all of the benefits of the PgDip – including CIPD accreditation – plus a research methods and dissertation module.

The dissertation involves the identification and refinement of an HR problem, undertaking an in-depth literature review, the collection of primary data, and the analysis and evaluation of this data so as to produce a set of implementable and/or secondary recommendations.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/human-resource-management

Modules

Students studying for the MSc HRM will be required to complete the 4 core units in your first year. In your second year you will take Research Methods plus one core unit and two electives. Each year of the programme features a residential weekend as an integral part of the overall course. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to link theory with practice within an organisational context.

The taught units are assessed by a mixture of individual assignments, group presentations and by examination at the end of some units.

Year 1:
- Power and constraint : the strategic context
- Leadership and HR strategy
- Leadership and management skills
- Resourcing and talent management

Year 2:
- Research methods for HR
- Managing the employment relationship
- Management report (8000 words) (PG Dip only)

Plus 2 electives (subject to minimum numbers; at least one elective be taken from Group A)

Electives A:
- Managing reward
- Employment law

Electives B:
- Leading and managing change
- Managing coaching and mentoring
- Leadership and management development

Year 3:
- Dissertation (20,000 words) (Only MSc)

Employability

The programme is designed for professionals or line managers who are working in the field of Human Resource Management or Development. Students who have successfully completed the course have found it has enabled them to take on additional responsibilities and/ or move onto more senior positions within HR and/or Management.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes. The programme is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).This means on successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc you'll become an Associate member of the CIPD. In addition the programme provides you with the knowledge to upgrade to either Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow levels of professional membership, providing you meet the respective criteria as set by the CIPD.

Centre of Excellence status is the IoEE’s (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) flagship organisational accreditation for organisations that promote and deliver enterprise skills development – and is in recognition of the School’s entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.

Visit the Human Resource Management (MSc/PGDip) page on the London South Bank University website for more details!

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