Human Resource Management MSc

Durham University
  • Info on Application
  • 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • County Durham

Our one year, full-time MSc in Management programmes are designed to provide you with the tools, techniques and knowledge to succeed in business.

Effective management of human resources is vital to business success. The MSc Management (HRM) will develop your knowledge of human resource management and can help you prepare for a career in human resources.

Our MSc Management (HRM) is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). The CIPD is the largest professional body of HR and Learning and Development professionals with some 140,000 members across the globe. As a student on the MSc Management programme you have the option to join the CIPD (additional fee applies). Upon successful completion of your MSc (in line with the requirements of the CIPD) you will be eligible for the award of the CIPD’s Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management; your CIPD membership will be automatically updated to Associate Member, confirming your credentials as prospective HR professional.

The programme consists of a set of core and elective modules, culminating in a practice-based business project or a research-based dissertation.

Core and elective modules
You will study:

Business Economics and Accounting
Organisational Behaviour
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Strategic Marketing Management
Strategy

In addition, you will choose two electives to complement your core modules. The list of modules may vary from year to year, but has typically included Change Management, Human Resource Development, Consulting, Employee Reward Strategy and Competitive Strategies and Organisational Fitness.

Business Project or Dissertation

During term 3 you will complete a final project under the supervision of a faculty member, either in the UK or abroad through an international partner institution. Designed to develop your business insight and research skills, and help you to present your analysis and ideas in a rigorous, systematic and professional manner, it takes one of two forms:

business project (sourced by you or the School), you will apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired in terms 1 and 2 to address a real organisational problem, or
research project, you will apply advanced techniques to analyse a topic of your choice, relevant to your course.

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