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Human Resource Management (MSc)


Course Description

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.

Professional accreditation

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.

Specialist facilities

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.

Field trips

- 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:
- French
- Spanish
- Italian
- Japanese
- Mandarin

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.

Careers

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 highlights

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.

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

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

John Henry Brookes Scholarship Scheme 2011 - 7 Awards

A total of £13,000 worth of £1,000 or £2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students applying for full-time Masters courses in the Business School and Publishing, starting in September 2011.Full details available on the webpage below.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Various - £1,000 or £2,000

Eligibility

You must be a new full-time masters student starting your course in September 2011.These awards are open to UK, EU and International students unless otherwise stated. (2 x £2,000 awards are for international students only)You should have, or expect to obtain, a good honours degree or equivalent from a recognised institution of higher education, or have experience which demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard.Candidates receiving awards from other sources of funding which cover all their tuition fees will not be eligible for a John Henry Brookes Scholarship; eligibility is not affected by funding covering maintenance costs.

Application Procedure

Applicants should complete ALL relevant sections of the application form which can be downloaded from the webpage below along with notes for guidance. The form should be emailed to Laura Cox, Postgraduate Admissions Tutor on the email address given on the form. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 1 July 2011.

Further Information

http://www.business.brookes.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

The Simon Williams Scholarship 2011 - 2 Awards

The Simon Williams scholarships have been established to commemorate the contribution to the Business School and the University of Simon Williams, Dean of the Business School from 1999 - 2005. The scholarship awards are £1,000 paid towards the cost of programme fees.Criteria
The award committee has identified several significant qualities associated with Simon which made his contribution so distinctive. A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate potential for achievement under these headings but the boundaries inevitably overlap and the committee will consider applications holistically, rather than expecting candidates to provide equally strong evidence under every heading. Candidates should, however, use the headings to structure the way in which they present their application.
1. Intellect
Academic achievement, both before and during an applicant’s time studying at Brookes, is one way of demonstrating intellectual potential but the committee will also be looking for other factors that indicate, for example, use of an analytical approach to solving practical problems or capacity to think creatively.
2. Industry
Under this heading the committee would expect to see evidence showing a high level of commitment to completing an undertaking, self-motivation and a willingness to work hard over and above general expectations.
3. Integrity
Under this heading the committee would expect to see demonstration of a candidate’s personal values in action – concern for others, understanding of the impact of their own behaviour on the groups to which they belong, high standards, loyalty and friendship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000

Eligibility

Final year Oxford Brookes University Business School undergraduate students are eligible to apply.This includes students studying at Nilai College (Malaysia), CCCU (Hong Kong), POU (Poland), IIMT (India) and IBS (Hungary).This scholarship can be held simultaneously with other scholarships and awards.The scholarships will be announced annually.

Application Procedure

Applications should be made in writing with supporting documentation to include the names of two referees no later than 1 July 2011. The scholarship committee will announce its decision shortly after the deadline.Contact Laura Cox (Postgraduate Admissions Tutor) with any queries at [email protected] or +44 (0)1865 485911.

Further Information

http://www.business.brookes.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Alumnus Discount Scheme - 20+ Awards

In recognition of the personal loyalty shown by recent graduates and alumni registering for a postgraduate degree, Oxford Brookes University Business School is pleased to announce a discount of 10% off tuition fees for its postgraduate programmes.Eligible students include any student who has graduated from Oxford Brookes University and wishes to stay on or return for an additional degree (e.g. an undergraduate student who then studies for a taught master's programme, or a taught master's graduate who enrols on another taught master's or a MPhil/PhD programme).

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% discount off tuition fees

Eligibility

Applicant must be an Oxford Brookes Graduate.

Application Procedure

Download an application form from our website.

Further Information

http://www.business.brookes.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/



Entry Requirements

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.

Course Fees

Home / EU: Full-time £8,000, Part-time £4,910; International: Full-time £13,970


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