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MSc Human Resource Studies

Course Description

This Master's program focuses on issues relating to human resource (HR) policy, which views people as resources in which companies need to invest. It is a unique multidisciplinary degree program at a high academic level for those wishing to study the broad field of people, labor and organizations.
Academic research is central to this Master's program so developing your analytical skills in HR issues is important in preparing for later professional practice.Through specific training you will also work on the development of personal skills relevant to an HR professional. For your final thesis, you will conduct an extensive empirical study.

Human Resource Studies

Many organizations nowadays subscribe to the notion that people are their main assets. Huge amounts of time, money, and effort are spent on people management and employee development in order to improve individual and, ultimately, organizational performance. The Master's in Human Resource Studies provides you with a critical understanding of the importance of people for the performance of organizations.
It is a unique multidisciplinary degree program at a high academic level for those wishing to study the broad field of people, work, and organizations.

Extended Master HRS

If you are an excellent student and want an additional challenge to distinguish yourself from your fellow students, we can offer you the Extended HRS Master’s program (EMHRS). The EMHRS is an extension and deepening of the regular graduate program. It provides you with relevant experiences and learning opportunities to enhance your professional and academic skills and knowledge.

Within this Extended Master, we offer three different tracks:
1.International Comparative HR
2.Professional Traineeship
3.HR Analytics

Career perspectives

When you have graduated in Human Resource Studies at Tilburg University, you will have excellent career opportunities. The HRS Master prepares you for HR positions with an emphasis on analytical, strategic, and leadership qualities. Graduates are equipped to analyze and advise on HR, work, and organizational issues, such as understanding the underpinnings of HR decisions and their consequences for work, well-being, and performance, or to implement new HR policies in the context of a changing environment.

Five Reasons to choose Human Resource Studies

1.Multidisciplinary approach
2.Anchored in practice
3.International orientation
4.Focus on academic and personal skills
5.Interactive and engaging teaching methods

Visit the MSc Human Resource Studies page on the Tilburg University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

In order to be accepted directly onto our Master’s program in Human Resource Studies, you will be required to have the following academic background: 1) A Bachelor’s and/or a Master’s degree oriented towards work, personnel and organizational issues e.g. Human Resource Studies, Business Studies, Organization Studies; 2) Basic knowledge about the social sciences e.g. sociology, psychology, economics, research methods and statistics; 3) Relevant knowledge about subjects in the field of Human Resource Studies e.g. sociology of organizations, organizational psychology, human resource management.

Course Fees

EEA citizens (Statutory fee): € 1,998; Non-EEA citizens (Institutional fee): € 14,000

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