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Human Resources and Employment Relations MSc


Course Description

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; Ethics and Corporate Governance

Accreditation

Brunel Business School is proud to announce the accreditation of MSc Human Resources Management and MSc Human Resources and Employment Relations by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). CIPD is the world’s largest Chartered HR and development professional body working together with over 100 institutions around the world to set global standards for HR and support development of HR professionals.

CIPD accreditation enables students and graduates of the MSc Human Resource Management and MSc Human Resource Management and Employment Relations to gain access to the wealth of resources provided by the Institute. These include a bi-monthly magazine, People Management, which provides key insight into contemporary HR issues in practice. The CIPD also commission major research studies into key areas of HR and HR-ER practice, providing information to students and informing decisions of practicing managers. Through their nationwide branch network, the CIPD provide a forum for practitioners and students to meet on a regular basis, engage with high profile speakers and network in respect of areas of common interest.


Chartered Management Institute (CMI):
A number of Associate memberships to the CMI are open to graduates of Brunel Business School postgraduate programmes, offering discounted full membership rates upon application. Members of the CMI may use the following letters as appropriate: Associates can use ‘ACMI’, Members ‘MCMI’ and Fellows ‘FCMI’.

Core modules

Human Resource Management: Contexts, Concepts and Policies
International and Comparative HRM
Issues in Employment Relations
Theory and Practice in Management
Understanding Business and Management Research

Elective modules
(Students must choose one elective from the following):

Strategic Analysis and Management
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
International Business, Ethics and Sustainability

Employability
Previous students from MSc Human Resources & Employment Relations have achieved graduate positions at:

Ehret Ltd
HSBC
Southern Publishing Group
Yo! Sushi

Entry Requirements

At least a good honours degree (2.1) or equivalent normally in a cognate discipline eg management, business studies or other related social science subject.Candidates from non-business/management disciplines (and without any business/management element) will be eligible if they have a first class honours degree or the overseas equivalent.IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)

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