Our accredited Management MSc programme will prepare you for a wide range of careers in management. The Management (Human Resource Management) MSc is for those wishing to study HR within a managerial perspective and to undertake specialist studies in the management of talent, reward and performance.
Case studies, live client projects, company visits and the option of paid work experience help prepare you for management by putting the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice. You will learn about the major functions of management and their integration.
All students on our Management MSc programme complete the same core modules covering the major functions of management until the end of term two, at which point you will be able to tailor the course to your individual strengths and career aspirations through option modules, the option of an additional semester to study abroad, a specialism in one of five areas or a continuation of a more generalist route with our Management MSc.
An innovative alternative to a MBA, this one-year, full-time course is designed for graduates of any subject with or without work experience. Case studies, live client projects, company visits and the option of paid work experience help prepare you for management by putting the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice.
Teaching takes place over three terms, from late September to early June, with breaks after assessments in mid-December to early January and late March to mid-April.
Class attendance averages 14 to 18 hours a week, plus time for group work and independent study, with variations as you progress through the course. There are some special intensive workshops on topics such as leadership, management and research, and a one-week tutor-led international study visit to companies in another European country.
Your final project will take place over the summer after teaching finishes. Your optional work-experience based final project may continue for up to one-year past the end of teaching.
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course progresses you towards Chartered Manager status – the highest level that can be achieved in the management profession.
You will also be eligible for membership of the Institute of Directors, the longest running organisation for professional leaders in the UK. Membership provides you with access to the resources and the opportunity to network with leaders and executives.
Core management modules will give you practical knowledge in each key management subject. From term 3 you will be able to tailor your course through a choice of specialisms and option modules. The five specialisms currently offered are Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Innovation, Public Service Management and International Management.
Core Modules (Terms 1 and 2)
Mandatory specialism module (Term 3)
Option modules (choice of one)
Choose from over 20 options including:
Completion of your final project takes place throughout the summer after teaching finishes. You submit your project in October and receive your MSc award in December.
International management and leadership are at the heart of this course. You will work in small, multinational teams to develop international capabilities and build your global network.
Your tutor-led study visit to a European partner organisation will give you an international perspective to your study. Previous students have visited and heard from leaders at Xerox, Mercedes Benz, Carrefour and the European Parliament.
Our supportive learning environment includes an induction programme and specialist diagnostic tools to assess your learning strengths and needs. You will also be assigned an academic supervisor to support you in your project work. We also provide free language and support services throughout for international students.
Online learning tools and libraries also ensure academic journals, e-books, business articles and other resources are available to you 24/7, both for use at the university and at home.
Specifically to this programme, your learning is also supported by a Dragons’ Den initiative, access to the Business School’s Entrepreneur in Residence, and our Entrepreneurial Network, http://www.beepurple.co.uk.
You will also have access to our Careers Service, including CV checking, mock interviews and advice on setting up your own business.
This course will help you work more effectively as a manager and prepare you for a career in training, recruitment or another functional HR role. It is also valuable if you are interested in pursuing work as a business negotiator, consultant, commercial interpreter, lecturer or researcher.
To help you find a job, you will be offered training in how to improve your CV and achieve success at job interviews.
If you want to pursue a career in academia, the research skills training and experience you acquire on the course may be used to develop a proposal for a subsequent research degree or for published papers.
The school also has an industrial placements office that can offer you help in seeking work experience. Those who succeed in obtaining a work placement or internship may undertake a work placement report as the basis of their final project.
Visit the Management: Human Resources (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) page on the University of Brighton website for more details!