Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is aimed at those who wish to develop a critical understanding of people and organisations. It focuses on strategic and individual'level improvements, through assessment of the role of human resource management (HRM) in modern organisations, the issues involved in developing strategic aims (including on an international basis), employment relations, and selecting, motivating and developing staff. You will also acquire applied research skills. The programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Course Modules

The programme comprises 8 compulsory modules. You must complete all 8 modules and a supervised independent applied research project. Research methods and skills are integrated throughout the programme. Modules: Comparative employment relations; human resource strategies; international human resource management; leadership and performance management; leading and developing people; professional development and learning; research methods (occupational psychology); selection and assessment; research project.

Course Additional Entry

A good honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university. Management development professionals and consultants without a first degree but with suitable professional qualifications and at least 5 or more years' significant management experience in a range of organisations may be considered. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £14,075  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees