This course is designed for students who want to upgrade their PgDip in human resource management or international human resource management to an MSc.
The course is carefully designed to meet employers' needs and is recognised for its quality, giving you the tools you need to succeed in senior human resources roles, executive training and development roles. This course produces graduates who are ready to succeed in senior human resources jobs with responsibilities in one or more countries.
-Kingston Business School has 30 years' experience of running human resources programmes.
-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.
-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?
The programme consists of a research methods and dissertation module. This guides you through all stages of a research project step by step, from developing and clarifying the research idea to writing up the final dissertation. You will learn about:
-Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods
-Data analysis techniques
Your dissertation will look at an international human resources issue in depth. You will be given supervision as you analyse and structure the problem, examine relevant source material, carry out research and produce an action-orientated report on your findings.
Data analysis and dissertation.
The taught part of the programme is normally during four weekends – typically one weekend in November, one in April and two in May. Exact dates for 2016/17 are to be confimed. While you are expected to be physically present on these four weekends, the dissertation supervisor meetings can be held online and via email.
You are expected to start thinking about what topic you want to focus on in your dissertation from the moment you enrol. In order to make an informed decision about this, you start with some background reading. The University has a huge electronic library you are encouraged to access from the moment they enrol.
To apply for this course, you need 120 credits at level 7 in a human resources related subject. All candidates must demonstrate their motivation and ability to work at postgraduate level. Students need to be well-prepared, self-disciplined and able to manage their time and workload effectively.