The MSc Human Resource Management has been developed to produce graduates capable of making a difference in the HR arena. This one year programme is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as meeting the knowledge requirements that are pre-requisite for Chartered Membership or Chartered Fellowship of the CIPD.
Increasingly the value of CIPD qualifications is being recognised nationally and internationally. The CIPD's research amongst leading organisations ensures that the content of this programme is contemporary and highly valued by employers.
Please note the following information for applicants.
As a student on MSc Human Resource Management (full-time) you will be entitled to a free iPad to enhance your learning experience. Students will be provided with the iPad upon commencing the course to access the latest learning materials. Additionally, students will also be supplied with £100 Blackwell's book vouchers.
Students on this course are also eligible to apply for a scholarship from Nottingham Business School. For full details on eligibility and how much is available visit the postgraduate fees and funding section of our website.
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Course length: One year full-time
Study location: City site
Fees and funding:
See the fees and funding information. Please note that fees are subject to annual review.
The following core modules will give you a solid grounding in HRM, providing you with a greater understanding and knowledge of human resource practice in contemporary organisations.
- HRM in its Business Context
- People Resourcing and Talent Management
- Learning and Talent Development
- Research Methods and Professional Skills
- Applied Consultancy Project.
Specialist modules develop skills and knowledge in an area of your own particular interest. In your second term you will complete three specialist modules. The specialist options we offer may include:
- Performance Management
- HRM in an international Environment and Designing
- Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision
- Organisation Design and Organisation Development
- Developing Coaching Competence
- Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision
- HRM in an International Environment
- CSR and diversity in HRM.
The options currently being offered are Performance Management, HRM in an International Environment and Designng, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision
We welcome you to Nottingham Business School with an extended induction which introduces you to staff and allows you to get to know each other. It also outlines the programme and offers opportunities to explore the various learning and support resources available. It is also an integral part of the Research Methods and Professional Skills core module.
How will I be assessed?
A variety of methods are used throughout the course, including examinations and assignments. Assessments maybe essays, reflective reports or consultancy reports they will require investigation, critical analysis and recommendations for improvement. Assignments may also include both formative and summative assessed presentations. Other forms of assignment may involve selection interviewing or being part of a consultancy group seeking to win a training contract.
How will I learn?
Teaching and learning methods are centred around interactive workshops which are highly participative in nature. These include lectures, seminars, case studies, interactive workshops, discussions, business simulations and group activities.
In-sessional English language support
For those students whose first language is not English, the Business School provides in-sessional support for academic writing specific to the requirements of the course.
We are continually investing in our facilities, and transforming our learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative atmosphere.
The School is based in the impressive Newton Building on NTU's City site. In 2009 the building was involved in a £90 million regeneration project on the site. Whilst maintaining its historic beauty, the Grade II listed building was transformed into an ultra-modern complex.
- You can take advantage of the NBS Link Lounge, a new space dedicated to Business School students, located on floor seven of the Newton building.
- Explore your career prospects with the help of the University's Career and Placements Centre (new for September 2012).
- You will benefit from spacious teaching rooms and lecture theatres.
- We provide students with a variety of social spaces.
- Your studies will benefit from the £13 million pound Boots Library.
- Students take advantage of our 24-hour IT facilities.
- Our Student Services Centre will also be on-hand should you need support.
The location of the City site also means that you have easy access to:
- sports facilities
- student accommodation
- music venue
91% of our postgraduates* are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (*of those available to work - DHLE Survey 2011 / 12).
Nottingham Business School students who have graduated from similar HRM Masters programmes report that the learning has greatly helped their knowledge and ability to apply it. This in turn has enhanced their credibility at work and improved their career prospects.
A recent HRM graduate secured a position as a Human Resources Outsourcing Manager with NorthgateArinso (NGA) which is a market-leading global Human Resources Services provider offering innovative HR solutions to its customers. This position was secured at NGA’s Global Headquarters in Granada Spain. Another graduate was appointed as the Graduate Recruitment and Training Administrator for Savills plc a global real estate organisation based in London England.
Further examples of graduate success include individuals taking up the following appointments:
- HR Manager at the world's leading Luxury Hotel and Leisure Organisation UK based
- Payroll Production Controller with the world's leading Payroll Outsourcing organisation based in Spain
- HR Adviser with Earnest and Young Consultancy based in Turkey
- HR Adviser at Jaguar / Landrover based in the UK.
Although this course does not currently offer a placement, the applied Consultancy Project provides the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained from the previous modules within a real life UK business setting. The Consultancy Project enables you to undertake a HR assignment and develop your consultancy skills and gain a detailed understanding of the management and operation of a modern business.
The consultancy project
Designed to integrate and operationalise theory, the consultancy project provides groups of programme members with the opportunity to put theory into practice in a real life UK business setting. The module aims to develop the capacity to work as part of a management team through active participation in a live consultancy project, and to enhance your ability to communicate clearly; argue rationally; and apply strategic concepts to produce real business solutions - given time constraints and conditions of uncertainty.
All of our courses are vocationally-oriented, providing the skills and experience that are relevant to and valued by employers. The real-world consultancy project, carried out in collaboration with local organisations, continues to be a key factor in the success of our courses and one on which we are keen to build. The new framework, in which the consultancy experience forms the basis of a 40-credit project, has preserved and extended this opportunity to provide you with work-based experience that is of genuine value to your future career.
You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) preferably in a business related subject. Alternatively, applicants with qualifications at a lower level and experience will also be considered.
Applicants with educational qualifications at a level lower than an undergraduate degree will also be considered but will be asked to provide evidence of capability to successfully complete a programme of study at HEM level. Typically, these applicants may be asked to complete a short assignment that would be assessed at interview by the programme leader. If applicants have previously completed the Certificate in Personnel Practice or the Certificate in Human Resourcing Practice, they will be assessed on an appropriate piece of work from that programme. These applicants should also have relevant work experience related to management and/or human resource management.
Are you an international student? See our full list of English language entry requirements accepted by the University.
One academic or vocational reference is required.
How to apply
Applications should be made using the 'Apply' button at the top of the page.
As places are limited you are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. The course starts in September so in order to receive enrolment materials in good time we advise that applications are submitted before the end of July. Please allow additional processing time for international applications from countries that require a visa.
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