This exciting programme will give you a thorough grasp of current theory and practice relating to the management of human resources and employment relations.
Whilst the UK is the primary focus for the study of employment relations issues, students will also consider the human resource management challenges of organisations operating across national boundaries. The course is designed both for fresh graduates and HR practitioners alike or anyone planning to undertake research in this area.
Students will benefit from an entire module dedicated to the issues in employee relations which focuses on the key role played by employers, employees and their representatives in enhancing effective organisational working.
Key issues of employee communication and the impact of EU directives on work arrangement will also be considered. A number of leading edge elective modules are available on the programme including Global Diversity Management, International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance.
You will gain a critical theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of human resource management and employment relations.
Graduates as prospective entrants to human resources management roles, as 'thinking performers', should be able to address business and professional situations knowledgeably, making contributions to improved organisational performance and delivery of sound personnel/human resources practice and services.
The MSc consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.
HRM in Context - Resourcing, Performance and Assessment International and Comparative Human Resource Management Issues in Employment Relations Understanding Business and Management Research Organisational Behaviour Contemporary HRM: Policy, Development and Evaluation Dissertation
International Management International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance Global Diversity Management Strategic Management Entrepreneurship
UK Industrial and Commercial Visits
Where possible, events and external visits are arranged with UK organisations to help demonstrate theory in practice.
Graduate School Workshops
In addition to the events and training sessions organised within the Business School, masters students have exclusive access to the workshops and skills training provided by Brunel University’s Graduate School.
A year ago I decided to do something about the total lack of job satisfaction inherent in the work I was doing in China. Choosing to study for a Master’s in Human Resource Management followed on from that decision. Eventually I would like to work as a careers consultant and so help others avoid the difficulties I have experienced. Brunel supports students in many respects. I am particularly impressed with the orientation programme, the ‘in-sessional’ English courses and the one-to-one consultations – which have helped me to adapt to cultural and academic differences. So far, I have acquired not only knowledge, but also a new way of learning – I now use my own initiative to conduct independent research and analysis. In addition, I enjoy the tremendous entertainment and sports facilities available on campus.
After my bachelor’s degree, I worked briefly in personnel before embarking on a lucrative career as a Relationship Manager in banking. After a while, the lack of importance attached to staff began to resonate with me and I decided to return to HR, but I didn’t want to do so without getting a relevant postgraduate degree behind me. As an international student I’ve had to deal with the challenges arising from the differences in culture and teaching styles. Fortunately, the lecturers in Brunel understand these challenges and have been very supportive. Opportunities to learn are not just confined to my degree course. The free language courses on offer at Brunel have enabled me to start learning Mandarin.
Brunel University International Scholarships
The Brunel International Scholarship Programme is an annual award run by the Brunel International office that is open to all international students. Its goal is to provide financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University.For 2013/14 we are please to be able to offer 30 awards, which will comprise of a 15% discount off the cost of tuition fees. These awards are open to Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research students who are classed as overseas for fee purposes.
Value of Scholarship(s)
In order to apply for the Brunel International scholarships, applicants must:1.Have applied for a full time course for the 2013/14 academic year at Brunel University and been given an applicant number. 2.Be classed as an international fee paying applicant (students from the EU are not eligible) 3.Not be a current Brunel student, unless they are applying for a course of a higher level (for example you are a final year undergraduate and are applying for a Postgraduate Course)
Applications can be made from January 2013 and should be made electronically via the Brunel International website.
The Academic Excellence Scholarships will be awarded in August for courses starting in September and in December for courses starting in January to all students meeting the eligibility criteria. The University will offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad. This equates to an average as follows:Home students discount for MSc programmes – £1200 International students discount for MSc programmes – £2025 MBA discount (Home and International) – £2775
Value of Scholarship(s)
up to £2775
Anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.
The Scholarships are automatic as long as the student meets the entry criteria.
A 2:2 UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in management, business studies or a cognate discipline (with a large component of management related subjects in their degree).Applicants from non-business/management disciplines (and without any business/management element) will be considered on an indivudual basis by the Admissions Tutor if they have a 2.2 Honours degree or the overseas equivalent with a minimum of 2 years post qualification related work experience.Applicants with non-degree qualifications will be also considered who have relevant work experience (minimum five years full-time) and will be assessed on an interview basis.
05 June 2017
Recipient: Brunel University London
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