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The Course

Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem-solving techniques, the MSc Human Resource Management (HRM) degree provides students with the opportunity to learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HRM solutions that drive organisational performance.

Professional accreditation, industry links and a business focus make this programme ideal if you are currently involved in human resources or are interested in pursuing a career in this area.

With distinct academic and practitioner perspectives you will have the chance to discover new ways of managing people in the modern workplace, taking into consideration people development and employee relations and understanding the broader business concerns of senior management. You will be challenged to think critically upon matters of organisational management and self-reflection.

This programme provides the opportunity to gain a professionally recognised qualification that will assist in meeting the increasing requirement of HRM practitioners to hold a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification.

As well as entitling you to the CIPD membership level of Associate, this programme provides the necessary supporting evidence of professional knowledge to apply for upgrading CIPD Chartered Membership, subject to associated work experience.

How You Study

Our part-time MSc HRM programme is delivered on a day release basis. Year one is taught on a Monday, year two on a Tuesday, and year three on a Wednesday (year three teaching is for half a day in term one only) during term time. There are two two-day residential visits, one in year one and one in year two that students attend for block teaching.

There are two two-day residential visits, one in year one and one in year two that students attend for block teaching.

  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Residential Visit
  • Support Lectures
  • Library Resources
  • Group study

Programme Structure

Year 1 core modules:

  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Human Resource Management in a Global Context
  • International Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Leading, Managing, and Developing People

Year 2 core modules:

  • Human Resource Strategy
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Learning and Talent Development

Options Year 2 – taught in term 2 alongside full-time MSc HRM students.

Students choose 1 module:

  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Coaching and Mentoring for the Human Resource Professional
  • Comparative Human Resource Management
  • Managing Employment Relations
  • Performance Management

Year 3 core modules:

  • Research Methodologies and Methods (HRM)
  • Applied Research (HRM) Dissertation

Contact Hours and Independent Study

As well as attendance at the University, participants are expected to undertake additional independent study for preparation, research and assignment writing.

  • As a general guide on this part-time programme, for every hour in class students are expected to spend three hours in independent study. This is based on an allocation of 150 learning hours per 15 credit module minus 36 hours teaching = 108 hours for private study per module throughout the academic year. (The amount of time needed may vary throughout the year).

How You Are Assessed

Written assignments, individual and group presentation, development portfolio, reflective accounts. There are two examinations in Year 1 which are a requirement of the professional body (CIPD) .

For more information on the course please visit our website https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/HRMHPTMS/


Visit the MSc Human Resource Management Part Time page on the University of Lincoln website for more details!

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