With this CIPD accredited master's degree, graduates go on to successful international careers with a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
On this MSc Human Resource Management course you will develop your career in the Human Resources profession, either as HR practitioner or consultant. This course is ideal if you are a general manager seeking to develop your people management responsibilities. You will build on your professional HR knowledge whilst developing your core HR skills. This master's course has many innovative features including skills development workshops and visits to organisations to examine their HR practice.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to Advanced Diploma knowledge standards.
See the website http://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/human-resource-management-msc/
Why choose this course?
- Employability: This course helps you develop academically and professionally through professional skills workshops held throughout the course. This enhances your future employment potential. We host a number of networking events with the local HR community, enabling our students to meet with local employers and HR professionals. We emphasise developing your CV and interview skills through the support of our Careers Centre.
- Teaching and Learning: Oxford Brookes University Business School offers a great environment for studying Human Resource Management. We have a track record of excellence in teaching, learning and research and you will be supported in your studies and beyond. We have received the top award from the Higher Education Funding council for England to become a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
- Opportunities: We host an annual HR Research conference. This conference is a chance for past MSc students to present their research to those currently completing the course and prestigious speakers such as HR Directors from Amey and BMW have presented the keynote speech.
- Student support: As a student you will be assigned to an Academic Adviser who will provide both academic and personal support. Student Support Co-ordinators provide guidance for your course and university-wide administrative issues. They organise a range of events to help you adjust to postgraduate study and are able to help you get advice about any issues you may have during your studies.
- Oxford Location: Oxford offers everything you could want as a student and more. As one of the world’s great centres of learning, it is a bustling and stunning cosmopolitan city full of history and beautiful buildings. Located just over an hour from the hub of business life in London with easy access to international airports, you'll be at the heart of the UK's most successful economic region. Oxford will provide you with a host of learning and employment opportunities with a range of internships and graduate jobs available.
The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) is the world’s largest Chartered HR development professional body.
Teaching and learning
Throughout the course you will attend practical workshops to develop your essential HR skills. This practical applied learning helps you to develop the skills and understand the challenges of HR in practice and improve your employment prospects. Teaching staff at the Business School are researchers and/or come from an industry background with an in-depth practical experience of business and management issues. Visiting speakers from business, industry, consultancies and research bodies provide further input.
Approach to assessment
Each module is assessed using a range of different methods including examinations, assignments, individual or group reports and group presentations. This range of assessments will help you to develop the analytical and presentational that employers within different organisations look for.
The Business School Postgraduate Centre at has a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, well equipped seminar rooms and a postgraduate lounge and private study area.
The Wheatley Campus library provides specialist business resources including more than 1,000 sets of UK and overseas companies' annual reports, statistics on all aspects of business and management, postgraduate MA, MBA, MSc and PhD theses in business and management and examination papers.
- International Business in Practice: Study Trip
This study trip provides you with experience of global business, with a focus on the economy of the country visited. There is no credit towards your master's degree from this module but it will give you practical insight. You will meet global business leaders, receive presentations from academic experts and tour company facilities. You will develop an understanding of the state and development of the economy and how leading companies operate in a variety of industries, looking at the impact of social, cultural and historical influences.
Having successfully completed the assessment (pass/fail), this module will appear on your transcripts, which will enhance your employment potential. Please note that the number of students who can join this field trip is limited and the cost is not included in the course fees.
Free language courses for students
Free language courses are available to all full-time postgraduate students. These include:
How this course helps you develop
The course provides you with the knowledge, skills and experience to help you start a successful career in HR Practice, HR Consultancy or general management. This course is professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Many career opportunities open up for individuals who gain their professional HR qualifications.
Graduates from the MSc in Human Resource Management course have pursued a number of different career routes. Many of these are in HR roles, across a wide spectrum of organisations, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large global commercial organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Some students develop academic careers and others pursue consultancy opportunities or general management.
Free language courses for students - the Open Module
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.
Research within the department of Business and Management brings together corporate strategy, competitive strategy, growth strategies, global business, international trade and foreign direct investment with subjects that focus on leadership, culture, motivation, practices, strategic human resource management and the management of the globalisation process.
Stemming from the nature of the department, this research covers a very wide range of subjects in the disciplinary area. Some examples within the field of human resource management include:
- employee relations;
- labour economics and reward strategies;
- migration labour;
- international human resource management;
- employee welfare and stress management;
- equal opportunities and diversity management.
Research areas and clusters
Research in this department is grouped around two clusters: International Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Operations and Organisation Studies.
This course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2) in any academic discipline, or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification is required. Applicants who possess a diploma rather than a good degree may be eligible for entry provided they have compensatory work experience and can demonstrate career development. Applications are welcome from those in work and seeking continuing professional development.