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 programmes 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.
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 Queens Management Schools 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 Schools 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.
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.