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Human Resources and Employment Relations MSc


Course Description

This exciting programme will give you a thorough grasp of current theory and practice relating to the management of human resources and employment relations. Whilst the UK is the primary focus for the study of employment relations issues, students will also consider the human resource management challenges of organisations operating across national boundaries. The course is designed both for fresh graduates and HR practitioners alike or anyone planning to undertake research in this area.

Students will benefit from an entire module dedicated to the Issues in Employee Relations which focuses on the key role played by employers, employees and their representatives in enhancing effective organisational working. Key issues of employee communication and the impact of EU directives on work arrangement will also be considered. A number of leading edge elective modules are available on the programme including Global Diversity Management; Ethics and Corporate Governance

Accreditation

Brunel Business School is proud to announce the accreditation of MSc Human Resources Management and MSc Human Resources and Employment Relations by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). CIPD is the world’s largest Chartered HR and development professional body working together with over 100 institutions around the world to set global standards for HR and support development of HR professionals.

CIPD accreditation enables students and graduates of the MSc Human Resource Management and MSc Human Resource Management and Employment Relations to gain access to the wealth of resources provided by the Institute. These include a bi-monthly magazine, People Management, which provides key insight into contemporary HR issues in practice. The CIPD also commission major research studies into key areas of HR and HR-ER practice, providing information to students and informing decisions of practicing managers. Through their nationwide branch network, the CIPD provide a forum for practitioners and students to meet on a regular basis, engage with high profile speakers and network in respect of areas of common interest.


Chartered Management Institute (CMI):
A number of Associate memberships to the CMI are open to graduates of Brunel Business School postgraduate programmes, offering discounted full membership rates upon application. Members of the CMI may use the following letters as appropriate: Associates can use ‘ACMI’, Members ‘MCMI’ and Fellows ‘FCMI’.

Core modules

Human Resource Management: Contexts, Concepts and Policies
International and Comparative HRM
Issues in Employment Relations
Theory and Practice in Management
Understanding Business and Management Research

Elective modules

(Students must choose one elective from the following):

Strategic Analysis and Management
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
International Business, Ethics and Sustainability

Employability

Previous students from MSc Human Resources & Employment Relations have achieved graduate positions at:

Ehret Ltd
HSBC
Southern Publishing Group
Yo! Sushi

Visit the Human Resources and Employment Relations MSc page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Hanjing Li

1735.jpg A year ago I decided to do something about the total lack of job satisfaction inherent in the work I was doing in China. Choosing to study for a Master’s in Human Resource Management followed on from that decision. Eventually I would like to work as a careers consultant and so help others avoid the difficulties I have experienced. Brunel supports students in many respects. I am particularly impressed with the orientation programme, the ‘in-sessional’ English courses and the one-to-one consultations – which have helped me to adapt to cultural and academic differences. So far, I have acquired not only knowledge, but also a new way of learning – I now use my own initiative to conduct independent research and analysis. In addition, I enjoy the tremendous entertainment and sports facilities available on campus.

(Student Profile)

Chioma

1736.jpg After my bachelor’s degree, I worked briefly in personnel before embarking on a lucrative career as a Relationship Manager in banking. After a while, the lack of importance attached to staff began to resonate with me and I decided to return to HR, but I didn’t want to do so without getting a relevant postgraduate degree behind me. As an international student I’ve had to deal with the challenges arising from the differences in culture and teaching styles. Fortunately, the lecturers in Brunel understand these challenges and have been very supportive. Opportunities to learn are not just confined to my degree course. The free language courses on offer at Brunel have enabled me to start learning Mandarin.


(Scholarship)

Brunel University International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Brunel International Scholarship Programme is an annual award run by the Brunel International office that is open to all international students. Its goal is to provide financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University.For 2013/14 we are please to be able to offer 30 awards, which will comprise of a 15% discount off the cost of tuition fees. These awards are open to Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research students who are classed as overseas for fee purposes.

Value of Scholarship(s)

3000

Eligibility

In order to apply for the Brunel International scholarships, applicants must:1.Have applied for a full time course for the 2013/14 academic year at Brunel University and been given an applicant number.
2.Be classed as an international fee paying applicant (students from the EU are not eligible)
3.Not be a current Brunel student, unless they are applying for a course of a higher level (for example you are a final year undergraduate and are applying for a Postgraduate Course)

Application Procedure

Applications can be made from January 2013 and should be made electronically via the Brunel International website.

Further Information

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/scholarships


(Scholarship)

Academic Excellence Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Academic Excellence Scholarships will be awarded in August for courses starting in September and in December for courses starting in January to all students meeting the eligibility criteria. The University will offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad. This equates to an average as follows:Home students discount for MSc programmes – £1200
International students discount for MSc programmes – £2025
MBA discount (Home and International) – £2775

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £2775

Eligibility

Anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Application Procedure

The Scholarships are automatic as long as the student meets the entry criteria.

Further Information

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-study/funding/scholarships-bursaries



Entry Requirements

At least a good honours degree (2.1) or equivalent normally in a cognate discipline eg management, business studies or other related social science subject.Candidates from non-business/management disciplines (and without any business/management element) will be eligible if they have a first class honours degree or the overseas equivalent.IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)

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