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Human Resource Management (MSc)

Course Description

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in HRM or allied fields of management. On completion of the programme, it is anticipated that students will meet the knowledge requirements for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Taught by academics with both a strong track record in HRM related research and practical experience as HR managers, the programme focuses on developing critical thinking and analytical skills alongside of the more practical skills required for a career in people management.

Core subjects include HRM theory and practice, developing skills for business leadership, strategic HRM, HRM research methods, and a dissertation.

See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/business-economics/hr-management/

Programme modules

Semester 1:
Compulsory modules
- HRM: Theory and Practice
- Developing Skills for Business Leadership

Optional modules (choose two)
- Employee Engagement, Motivation and Voice
- Work Design, Organisational Change and Development
- Wellbeing and Work
- Employment Law

Semester 2:
Compulsory modules
- Strategic HRM
- Research Methods for HRM

- HRM Dissertation


Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments.

Careers and further study

Most large and medium sized organisations employ HR and personnel specialists. Graduates will be well equipped to bring expertise to both specialist HR and more general management roles in both private and public sector organisations.

Why choose business and economics at Loughborough?

Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics is a thriving forward-looking centre of education that aims to provide an exceptional learning experience.

Consistently ranked as a Top-10 UK business school by national league tables, our graduates are highly employable and enjoy starting salaries well above the national average.

The rich variety of postgraduate programmes we offer ranges from taught masters, MBA and doctoral programmes, to short courses and executive education, with subjects spanning Management, Marketing, Finance and Economics, Work Psychology, Business Analytics, International Crisis Management and Information Management. New for 2016, we are also launching two exciting new programmes in Human Resource Management. All of this contributes to a lively and supportive learning environment within the School.

- Internationally Accredited
The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

- Career Prospects
Our graduates are in great demand. Over 94% of our postgraduate students were in work and/or further study six months after graduating.* As such, you will be equipped with skills and knowledge that will serve you well in your career or enable you to pursue further study and research.

*Source: DLHE

Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/business-economics/hr-management/

Visit the Human Resource Management (MSc) page on the Loughborough University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Minimum upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent overseas qualification with a substantial business, management or cognate social science component. Lower qualifications with relevant work experience may be considered. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University.

Course Fees

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