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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 function 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) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Therefore, students who successfully complete the programme will receive both the CIPD and CMI professional qualifications in addition to the University qualification.
-You will automatically become a member of the CMI at the start of the programme and are expected to join as a CIPD student member.
-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 in Kingston Business School's renowned Centre for Research in Employability, Skill and Society.
-Proximity to the CIPD headquarters and library.
-Opportunity to study some modules in Moscow.
-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 evaluate various external influences on HRM practice in organisations – from developments in Europe to employment law, ethical issues and social responsibility.

You will gain an advanced understanding of human behaviour in organisations, the role of HRM in enhancing organisational and management performance, strategic HRM approaches, learning and development processes, reward management, employee relations and 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 using a variety of group and individual exercises, including role plays, coursework, and unseen exams in addition to your management report (dissertation).

Course structure

Core modules
-Leading, Managing and Developing People in Context
-Investigating a Business Issue
-Resourcing, Talent and Reward Management
-Managing Employment Relations and Employment Law
-Strategic Leadership Development and Performance Management
-Employee Engagement and Organisational Learning

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

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