Human Resource Management and Organisation MSc

 
  

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Qualification
MSc Human Resource Management and Organisation
Duration
1 year full-time
Entry requirements
2.1 (or international equivalent) in any discipline, excluding specialist degrees in human resource management and/or organisations.
Other requirements
IELTS
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
September
Campus
Jubilee Campus
School/department
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.
 

Overview

If you recognise the importance of acquiring knowledge in the recruitment, motivation, retention and development of people, then this CIPD approved course is designed for you.
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It will benefit you if you want to acquire skills to pursue a high-level career involving managing employment relationships in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors, as well as getting the best out of people you employ in your own business.

You will sharpen your understanding of the importance of having the right mix of people with the appropriate sets of skills and competences, the significance and role of leadership, change management, the development and retention of talent, the challenges of managing people in multi-cultural and global contexts, and strategic human resource management.

Two key features of this course are its multi-disciplinary nature, and its engagement with contemporary debates in theory and actual practice. You will have the opportunity to learn from world-class experts, to participate in highly interactive lectures, workshops, case study analyses and blogs.

You will also engage in rigorous research and learn from practitioners, applying theory to practical organisational contexts that you will encounter in your working life.

Academic English preparation and support

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

Specialist business and management courses are available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once. Students who enter via the CELE route are exempt from paying the school's £2,000 reservation fee. For more details, please contact us.

Key facts

 

Course details

Across the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 120 credits of taught modules. Each module typically consists of 10 two to three hour sessions.

You will complete a 60-credit 12-15,000-word dissertation over the summer, and will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of individual essays or group projects and written exams.

 
 

Modules

Core modules

Semester one

Employment Relations

The module focuses on the broad aspects of employment regulation, relating to all elements that circumscribe unilateral decision-making power of management with regard to employment matters. Topics cover include modes of workforce voice and participation, conflict, equality and diversity, and the role of the state and the law.

 
International Human Resource Management

This module aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the context, strategies, issues and key debates of International Human Resource Management. Areas covered include:

  • globalisation and HRM
  • HRM in multinational companies
  • HRM in emerging economies
 
Managing Organisations

You will be provided with concepts, theories and illustrations which will help you a become effective manager in a rapidly changing world. To enable this the following issues will be considered:

  • Organisational design: in particular the alignment of strategy, structure and environment
  • The management of organisational processes: organisational culture; organisational change; decision making; power, conflict and control; knowledge management
  • The relation between organisational design, management and organisational performance
 
Strategic Human Resource Management

The module aims to develop an advanced understanding of human resource management. Core elements of the course include recruitment and selection, training, performance management, job design, work-life balance and health and safety.

 

Semester two

Contemporary Developments in HRM/OB

The module examines core contemporary topics in OB/HRM to highlight theory and provide you with a business context within which to understand the topic.

Topics include:

  • challenges organisations face in creating and retaining knowledge
  • developing talent across all the major functions
  • managing multi-cultural teams at the domestic and international context
  • the impact of the global economy on employees
  • reconciling individual expectations and the exigencies of the business world
  • employment law
 
Leadership and Management Development

The module will cover:

  • the meaning, nature and evolution of the field of leadership in an organisational, social, environmental and multicultural context
  • critical issues in leadership and management development, including how leaders are selected, development tools that are available, and issues of evaluation
  • leadership skills for building teams and securing involvement and participation - working collaboratively, ethically and effectively to support a partnership approach to leadership and management development
  • leadership and strategic change - the key roles that leaders play in creating visions and strategies, and the implementation of leadership and management strategies to meet current and future organisational demands
  • leadership and sustainable strategic management
  • leading change - how leaders influence and persuade others and the key challenges that organisations and individual managers face
 
Organisational Development and Change

This module will explore theories and concepts related to the areas of organisational development, work and systems design and organisational change.

For example, you will be encouraged to reflect on how theories concerned with organistional structure and relationships, organisational culture, performance measurement, technology in the workplace and organisational change can be applied in practice. In doing so, they will explore how to be an effective leader, implementer and recipient of change.

 
Research Methods

Part I: Introduction Qualitative Analysis

This part of the module will be concerned with the collection and analysis of qualitative data.

Part II: Introduction Quantitative Analysis

  • Survey design and measurement
  • Introduction to statistics; hypothesis testing, t-tests, ANOVA, regression analysis and factor analysis
 

 

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

 
 

Funding

Funding information is available on the school website and can also be found on the Graduate School website.

Government loans for masters courses

The Government offers postgraduate student loans of up to £10,280 for students studying a taught or research masters course. Applicants must ordinarily live in England or the EU. Student loans are also available for students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

International and EU students

Masters scholarships are available for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.

Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.

 
 

Careers

Professional accreditation

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, offering you full exemption from their advanced diploma.

Career destinations

Career destinations for our postgraduates include accountants, finance and investment analysts, higher education teaching professionals, investment bankers, IT business analysts, management consultants, marketing professionals, public relations professionals and university researchers.

Postgraduate careers team

Taught students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your career management skills. Our weekly MSc Advanced Career Leaders Programme is complemented by individual careers consultations, networking events and access to a wide range of employer presentations, volunteering activities and work experience opportunities.

Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer, you will be in an excellent position to enhance your career prospects and move onto the next stage of your career.

Employability and average starting salary

82.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £28,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £50,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career and professional development

Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.

Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunities and one-to-one discussions.

 
 
 
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Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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