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Human Resource Management (MSc)

Course Description

Programme description
The aim of the MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) is to give you the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today’s HR professionals and to enable you to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations.

Managing people – an organisation’s most valuable and often most costly resource - has for a long time been a key business challenge. Changing economic, financial, demographic, and political landscapes mean that the constitution of effective human resource management and how it may best be practiced is constantly evolving. Recent developments indicate clearly that the portfolio of HRM responsibilities within organisations is growing with the need for employee engagement with broader policies such as corporate social responsibility or work-life balance.

The programme has been designed to provide a combination of courses that will enable the professional development of future HR managers.

Programme structure

Learning will primarily be through lectures, set reading, class discussions, exercises, group-work assignments, problem solving in tutorials and case studies. Assessment methods include examinations, assignments, presentations or continuous assessment.

Learning outcomes

Students who undertake this programme will:

gain an understanding of key terms, theories/concepts and practices within the field of human resource management
identify and analyse problems in the field of HRM and be able to provide innovative solutions
be able to identify and appreciate the significance of ethical issues in HR practices and the management of people in the workplace
obtain the practical skills required by managers actively engaged in the strategic management of people within organisations
gain proficiency in communication skills, independent action and team working
develop an ability to undertake qualitative and quantitative research and apply this knowledge in the context of an independently constructed piece of work (i.e. dissertation)

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

Entry Requirements

A UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. An undergraduate degree in any subject is normally required. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.

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