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Our Human Resource Management MSc is perfect if you want to build and develop your career in human resources and is among the most flexible in London. It will give you a deep insight into leading, managing and developing people from different levels and perspectives. You will learn about the role of the HR profession and its role in relation to an organisation's strategic objectives and the broader environment. The course has been designed to meet employers' needs and gives you the tools you need to succeed in a career in human resources.

Key features

  • This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Students who complete this programme are eligible for CIPD membership.
  • Kingston Business School has 30 years' experience of running human resources programmes.
  • Notable alumni.
  • Excellent networking opportunities.
  • From Research to Practice seminar series (co-presented by an HR academic and HR practitioner), jointly organised with the CIPD and delivered by leading HR managers, recruitment specialists and talent and development consultants alongside Kingston's own expert academics.
  • Programmes taught by Kingston University's expert staff and leading researchers, alongside many guest speakers, visiting professors and fellows.
  • Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

What will you study?

Following an induction programme that prepares you for intensive study, you will gain an advanced understanding of human behaviour in organisations, employee engagement, organisational learning, the role of HRM in enhancing organisational and management performance; strategic HRM approaches; reward management; employee relations; employment law; and people resourcing issues and techniques.

"We don't want our graduates to be seen as just academics or just practitioners; we want them to be both! This comes through in our 'theory into practice' approach." – Dr Jelena Petrovic, director of postgraduate HRM programmes

HR and management reports

You will complete a management report (dissertation) that involves primary research into an HR issue. This meets CIPD requirements and develops the practical skills you need to excel as an HR professional. This research can be carried out with an organisation in the UK or overseas. Our students have provided management reports for host organisations such as Transport for London, Prudential and Whirlpool Corporation. We can offer assistance to students looking for a host organisation.

Assessment

You will be assessed through individual coursework, unseen exams and management report.

Work placement scheme

Many postgraduate courses at Kingston University allow students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The responsibility for finding the work placement is with the student; we cannot guarantee the work placement, just the opportunity to undertake it. As the work placement is an assessed part of the course, it is covered by a student's tier 4 visa.

Invoicing on the placement courses is split into two stages. The standard course fee is payable in year 1 with the placement fee invoiced in year 2. Therefore, students starting in September 2018 would therefore be charged the placement fee of £1,230 in September 2019. Students commencing the course in September 2019 will be invoiced the placement fee in 2020 (provisionally £1,350).

This amount will only be charged to your account after you find a placement and are enrolled on the module. You will not be charged this fee if you do not manage to secure a work placement.

Find out more about the postgraduate work placement scheme.


Visit the Human Resource Management (MSc) page on the Kingston University website for more details!

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