Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This programme will give students a thorough grasp of current theory and practice relating to the management of human resources (HR) and employment relations. Whilst the UK is the primary focus for the study of employment relations issues, students will also consider the human resource management challenges of organisations operating across national boundaries. The course is designed both for fresh graduates and HR practitioners alike or anyone planning to undertake research in this area.

Course Modules

Modules include: human resource management in context resourcing, performance and assessment; international and comparative human resource management; issues in employment relations; understanding business and management research; organisational behaviour; dissertation; contemporary human resource management (policy, development and evaluation). Optional modules: international management; international business ethics and corporate governance; global diversity management; strategic management; entrepreneurship.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants require a 2.1 UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in management, business studies or a cognate discipline (with a large component of management related subjects in their degree); applicants from non'business/management disciplines (and without any business/management element) will be eligible if they have a 1st Class Honours degree or the overseas equivalent; applicants with a lower 2nd Class degree in a management, business studies or cognate discipline may be considered, providing they can show evidence of significant relevant work experience (minimum 2 years); applicants with non'degree qualifications will be also considered who have relevant work experience (minimum 5 years) and will be assessed on an interview basis; applicants may be required to attend an interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all areas); or BruneELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £15,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,400  Academic year. First year home fees