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Management & Human Resources (MSc)

Course Description

*This is a new course and is subject to academic approval. The course may be subject to change and confirmed details of the content of the course will be published in our online prospectus from June 2016, subject to the course having been approved for delivery.

Learn the essentials of business leadership, critical thinking and analytical skills, underpinned with a thorough grounding in the key principles of business management.

By specialising in human resources, you will gain an understanding of how to use an organisation's best resource - its workforce - to achieve its strategic goals and get the very best out of each individual and team. You will also study key perspectives on human behaviour, how these behaviours are affected by times of uncertainty and change and what you can do to mitigate these challenges.

This course is ideal for graduates of non-business related courses who want to boost their employability by adding fundamental business and management skills to their CV - with a particular leaning towards human resource management.

Visit the website - http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/managementandhr_msc

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/recognition-of-prior-learning.htm).

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


Your qualification in business management principles allied to your deep-rooted knowledge of human resource management will demonstrate to employers that you are ready for a senior position in the public, private or charitable sector.

- Human Resources Manager
- Operations Manager
- Project Manager

Careers advice: The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit the careers site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

Course Benefits

With a strong focus on practical learning, you will make use of our purpose-built business simulation suite, allowing you to devise rapid response strategies to address a range of business-critical challenges and crisis situations. Immediate feedback from a facilitator will help evaluate and improve your analytical and decision making skills.

You will be taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials, using both individual and group work. Your tutors are academic experts, many of whom are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, and industry practitioners, qualified to professional chartered status in their respective fields.

Our modules have been co-designed by our academic staff and an industry advisory panel to ensure the knowledge and capabilities you develop match senior level responsibilities in organisations across all sectors.

For hands-on experience, you can choose to undertake a consultancy project with one of our partner organisations. You will negotiate the project's finer details directly with the client and present your research to your client and academic supervisor.

A guest lecture programme throughout the year will provide networking opportunities with presenting organisations. Past speakers have included the CEO of the London Stock Exchange and the deputy agent of the Bank of England in Yorkshire and The Humber.

Indicative Core Modules

Corporate Strategy
Acquire a strategic organisational perspective and a basis for progression and application of strategic level skills, competencies, and decision-making capability.

Management, People & Organisation
Gain an understanding of the key perspectives on human behaviour within an organisation and on the processes of organising and managing workforce activity.

Strategic Marketing
Develop an appreciation of strategic marketing tools, including brand and online strategies, used by managers to assess their company's market and achieve a competitive advantage.

Undertake an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to your course and your interests.

Consultancy Project
An alternative to the Dissertation, apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic importance across any relevant business and management discipline. You will be encouraged to manage a client-consultant relationship and work independently.

Indicative Option Modules

Leading, Managing & Developing People
Introducing the main strands of human resource management: learning and development, resourcing, reward and employment relations. You will also explore theory and practice in leadership, flexibility and change management.

Intercultural Dimensions of Management
An in-depth look at the dynamics of intercultural differences and intercultural relations and their impact on management practice.

Strategic Corporate Human Resource Management
Explore and develop your understanding of key topic areas in the study of organising and managing a workforce to achieve organisational performance measures.


- Library
Our Library is open 24/7, every day of the year. However you like to work, we have got you covered with group and silent study areas, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- The Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Visit the Management & Human Resources (MSc) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Shaun Walsh

After leaving the army I worked as a technician for a civilian company. Over time I knew I wanted more from my career and to move into management. My masters allowed me to interact with fellow students and lecturers, giving me an insight into the different ways people approach tasks - something which is invaluable in my current role as project manager.

Shaun Walsh
Corporate Systems Improvement Project Manager, William Hill


Entry Requirements

Please check our site for the most up-to-date entry requirements (View Website).

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