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MScHuman Resource Management

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £15,500 per year
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No matter the type of organisation, people need to be recruited, managed and motivated in order to create an effective and successful workplace. Our MSc Human Resource Management gives you the knowledge, skills and understanding to become a successful leader and practitioner in this increasingly complex business world.

You receive an academically rigorous and practical grounding in core HR areas. There is also a particular focus on the interrelationship between managing and developing human resources, and the qualities and skills needed for effective leadership.

Topics you study include:

- the changing strategic role of human resource management departments
- the ethics of human resource management
- employment relations
- international human resource management

Our course has been designed to meet the needs both of newly qualified graduates and experienced professionals looking to enhance their career prospects. After studying our MSc Human Resource Management you’ll be prepared to take a role at the forefront of any human resource department and its parent organisation.

You study at Essex Business School (EBS), a UK top 20 business school (Association of Business Schools). EBS is also in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), embedding research into degrees to provide a cutting-edge education suitable for today’s fast-paced world of work.

Programme structure

Year 1

Human Resource Management
Reward Management
International Employment Relations
Research Methods in Human Resource Management
Developing Skills for Business Leadership
International Human Resource Management (optional)
Equality and Diversity (optional)
Managing Organisational Change (optional)

Career opportunities

This course provides a solid foundation for a career in human resources. Many of our graduates also enjoy roles in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy, with many using the skills developed at Essex to go into business themselves.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States