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Human Resource Management

Overview
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 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.

Why Queen's?
Accreditation
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.

HR Future Insights Programme
The MSc HRM offers the opportunity for you to participate in our HR Future Insights Programme which focuses on current and future trends and issues in HR and may include, for example, sessions on HR analytics, talent management, the changing make-up of the workforce and conflict management and negotiation. The programme will offer you the opportunity to benefit from Queen’s Management School’s wide ranging industry networks and learn from key leaders in HR and the wider business community.

Innovative teaching and assessment
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.

Career Management Skills
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.

Facilities
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.

Entry 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, exam or GMAT test may form a part of this procedure.

International Qualifications
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information for International Students
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

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

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

For additional information, please visit our website.
• English for University Study - 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.
• See also the INTO Graduate Diploma in Management programme which combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a university Masters degree.

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
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.

Further enquiries

Dr Denise Currie, Programme Director
Queen's Management School
Tel: 9097.99981867634
Email: qms@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/mgt

Subjects taught

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.

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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.

Assessment method

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

Application date

Postgraduate Taught
In general, there are no closing dates for the majority of courses (those with closing dates will be highlighted in the Course Finder). However we advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

Postgraduate Research
There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University’s website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2017

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