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MSc Human Resource Management


Course Description

Key fact

Bristol Business School has been a leading provider of professional HRM education for over 40 years. With one of the largest teams of HRM subject experts, long-established links with the CIPD, and up-to-the-minute, practitioner-focused training, we are widely regarded as a leading name in the field.

Introduction

Imaginative and expertly-designed human resource management (HRM) is seen by today's leaders as central to an organisation's success. HR practitioners are an integral part of that success, and as recognition of the distinctive contribution of human resource management grows, it is increasingly valued, both as a career in its own right and as a foundation for careers in other branches of management.

Bristol Business School offers two popular Masters in Human Resource Management, both of which are recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD);
•The MSc in Human Resource Management is for students from Britain or elsewhere who are pursuing an HR career in the UK. Tailored to the needs of British HR professionals, the course has full and part time versions.
•The MSc in Human Resource Management(International) has a more international and comparative focus. If you wish to practise HRM outside the UK, this course is likely to better suit your needs. Visit our MSc in Human Resource Management (International) pages for more information.

Teaching expertise

Bristol Business School has one of the largest and most diverse teams of human resource management subject experts of any university in Britain. Many of the tutors on our HRM Masters are active in HR-related research and have worked in the industry across a diverse range of sectors. Most tutors are Chartered Members or Fellows of the CIPD. We have long-established links with the CIPD and share their aim of championing better work and better working lives. Our courses lead to associate CIPD membership and satisfy the knowledge requirements for the highest membership grades. Student membership of the CIPD comes free with the full-time programme.

Personal approach

Whether you study the course full or part time, the Human Resource Management Masters is designed above all, to target the needs of practitioners, with education that is intellectually stretching, practically relevant and up to the minute. A particular feature is the very personal interest we take in your development. Using psychometric assessments, skills development workshops and a range of practical activities, we will profile your unique attributes, develop your strengths and offer extensive feedback on your progress throughout.

Preparing for employment

Our intensive programme prepares you to contribute immediately in an entry level HR role, or (if you are already employed within the field) to take your career to a more senior level. Recent employers include Avon & Somerset Constabulary, British American Tobacco, Barclays Bank, Colgate Palmolive, Deloitte, KPMG, L'Oréal (Paris), the National Health Service, Nestlé, and Towers Watson plc. Local employers approach us directly to fill HR vacancies.

Ten-week work experience placement

We arrange a ten-week placement for full-time students in a local organisation between May and July. Here, you'll investigate a live HR issue for the purpose of your dissertation research. This challenging project develops research, consultancy, influencing and practical problem-solving skills. Your workplace supervisor and research tutor will guide you towards a viable, creative and business-focused solution.

Accreditations and Partnerships

The MSc in Human Resource Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which represents a worldwide community of more than 135,000 members. Student membership of the CIPD comes with the programme, and the University pays your membership fees for your year of study. Most tutors on the course are Chartered Members or Fellows of the Institute: http://www.cipd.co.uk/

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website: http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/N630M2/2016#about

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Visit the MSc Human Resource Management page on the University of the West of England, Bristol website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A second class degree or above in any discipline. Overseas students require IELTS 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each part of the test. Applicants without a degree are eligible if they have sufficient work experience and pass a written assessment.

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