You want to become an expert in the field of Human Resource Management, and gain professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). You want to advance your career in the HR-related field and have potential to gain employment in a range of roles such as HR analyst, HR advisor, HR generalist, HR manager, recruitment manager, career advisor as well as positions in consultancy, trade unions and academic and policy research across all sectors. You have an interest in the importance of people management for the achievement of organizational success and you want the opportunity to apply learning to the real-world context and develop practical skills for working in a HR environment.
This Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) accredited MSc Human Resource Management is taught by a mixture of world class researchers and experienced practitioners, and is designed to provide you with a high standard of knowledge and understanding of the current trends, opportunities and challenges facing HRM practitioners and researchers, as well as the skills to advance your career in a HR-related field. The programme’s mixture of disciplinary rigour, academic expertise and applied focus equips you for work in a wide range of positions across the human resource management field.
The programme delivers a suite of modules that explore and critically assess relevant and contemporary HRM- related theories, research and HRM practice (see course modules). You will also have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation that involves the investigation and analysis of a HRM-related issue and provides you with an opportunity for an applied and in-depth study of organizations and the management of work. You can be assured that our MSc HRM course is at the forefront of research-led, practical and theoretically informed education.
Human Resource Management highlights
- The programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The programme provides the necessary knowledge and understanding to be awarded Professional Membership of the CIPD at Associate, Chartered or Chartered Fellow levels.
- The MSc HRM will provide you with the opportunity to participate in career management sessions delivered by careers advisors and leading HR professionals in the field. These sessions will enable you to consider your career goals and how they can be achieved.
- Throughout the programme you will be subject to a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, seminars, videos, case studies, skills workshops and visiting speakers. You will benefit from the School’s wide ranging industry networks and its links with the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute, also based at Riddel Hall. The programme draws on a variety of assessment methods including: Written assignments in both a business report and essay style, case study analysis, presentations, simulations and traditional examinations.
- This premium programme is taught at the Riddel Hall campus in South Belfast, which has dedicated facilities and resources for postgraduate students, including new lecture theatres, a postgraduate common room, computer suites, catering and parking on site.
Human Resource Management in Context
Human Resource Management Theory and Strategy
Human Capital Development
Managing Employment Relations
Research Methods for Business
Resourcing and Talent Management
*Final Dissertation; or
Consultancy Based Report
*The dissertation often involves the investigation and analysis of a HRM-related issue within organisations and provides you with an opportunity for an applied and in-depth study of organisations and the management of work.
The MSc programme prepares students for a range of HR-related roles in management and research such as HR analyst, HR advisor, HR generalist, HR manager, recruitment manager, careers advisor, as well as positions in consultancy, trade unions and academic and policy research across all sectors.
Recent graduates of the programme have gained employment with a number of organisations, including: First Derivatives, Moy Park Group, Power NI, Zurich Insurance and Energia.
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.
Learning and Teaching
Learning opportunities associated with this course are outlined below:
Learning and Teaching Methods
You will learn through lectures, seminars, videos, case studies, skills workshops, as well as sessions delivered by guest speakers from industry.
You will be taught by world-class researchers in Human Resource Management and by experienced practitioners - evidenced by their CIPD Chartered and Fellowship membership status.
You will also benefit from Queen’s Management School’s wide-ranging industry networks, engaging with leading HR employers, professionals and experts who are guest speakers in a number of modules. Students will also benefit from links with Queen’s William J. Clinton Leadership Institute, also based at Riddel Hall.
Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:
The programme draws on a variety of assessment methods including written assignments, case study analysis, presentations, simulations and traditional examinations.
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline.
Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and sufficient relevant experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL). Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for more information. A formal interview, the submission of written work, exam or GMAT test may form a part of this procedure.
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.
English Language Requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
- Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
- Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.
INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
|Northern Ireland (NI)||£7,000|
|England, Scotland or Wales (GB)||£7,000|
|Other (non-UK) EU||£7,000|
MSc (T) Human Resource Management
All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2018-19 and relate to one year of study only. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Additional course costs
Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies. Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges. Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs. If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding. Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen. There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.
How do I fund my study?
From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.
A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.
Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.
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