Queen's University Belfast

Human Resource Management (full time and part time options)

Queen's University Belfast
In Belfast City

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Typology Master
Location Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Missed the recent webinar?  The recording is now available to watch: Speaker -  Denise Currie, Programme Director Click below to watch the recorded webinar.   Part A

Part B   Why is this subject for you? 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...

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Belfast City (County Antrim)
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University Road, BT7 1NN


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· Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline. We welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds so we may also consider previous work experience alongside and/or in lieu of academic qualifications. Prior experiential learning in business, management or marketing in lieu of academic qualifications will be considered on an individual basis under the University's RPL Policy http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpol. A formal interview, the submission of written work,...

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What you'll learn on the course

Resource Management
Full Time
Part Time

Course programme

Course Details

This programme consists of the following modules and a final dissertation.

  • Human Capital Development
  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • Human Resource Management Theory and Strategy
  • Managing Employment Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Research Methods for Business
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Rewards Management
  • Final Dissertation

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.

Assessment & Feedback

The programme draws on a variety of assessment methods including written assignments, case study analysis, presentations, simulations and traditional examinations.

Learning and Teaching

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.

Additional information

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...

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