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Managing teams of people while recognising the needs of individuals in the workplace is a growing area of interest for corporations who want to ensure employee wellbeing and good productivity levels. With the introduction of concepts such as flexi-hours and remote working, and rights around parental leave, human resource management is taking centre stage. This comprehensive course will give you a thorough grasp of current theory and practice, both nationally and internationally.
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which students and graduates are encouraged to join. The CIPD is the world’s largest Chartered HR and development professional body and by becoming a member, you become part of a global network of HR professionals.
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A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a related or non-related subject. Work experience is not required.
Brunel University London is an international university dedicated to education and research, relevant to the global economy, industry and society. Postgraduate study will take your learning to a higher academic level. You’ll learn and work with some of our world-renowned academics, develop a specialist understanding of your field and build your skills to develop your career.Read more
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.
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