Taught by renowned academic experts who are research active in their field.
Students develop skills and competencies in a variety of areas, including communication, research and analysis of complex information.
This unique course is interdisciplinary in nature and provides students with the opportunity to complete a dissertation on a subject of their choice, which can also act as a gateway to doctoral study if so desired.
The blended learning nature of this course ensures it can be completed by those combining study with employment.
In contemporary society, the world of human resource management and employment law has expanded significantly in recent years. The taught content incorporates a critical examination of the changing ideas within human resource management, the nature of the employer-employee relationship within employment relations, the employment contract and associated issues such as appointment and dismissal. The course also explores legal issues such as management of the employee within the context of discipline and conduct, performance, stress at work as well as traditional areas such termination, redundancy and the role of the Employment Tribunal.
This course is being offered as a blended learning course with a combination of face to face learning which will be supported by the use of online resources via a virtual learning environment.
This course is particularly suited to graduates seeking a specialist route to enter the field of human resource management and employment law. The course will provide a starting point for those seeking elements of CIPD accreditation and provides expertise for those seeking to work within the sectors of human resource management, mediation and arbitration, recruitment and personnel management, trade union roles and others who need specialist legal knowledge and understanding within this area.
Course Fees and Finance
The expected study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totalling 90 credits in your first year of study and the other 90 credits in your second year of study. If you follow this pattern of study you will pay a fee of £3,060 for your first year in 2017/18. The fee for your second year of study will be broadly the same, except that an inflationary uplift may apply.* You will be invoiced for the modules that you register for each year, so if your study pattern is different from the expected pattern, you will pay more or less each year accordingly.
If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.
* The fees listed are for the 2017/18 academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an inflationary uplift.
Alumni Discount: If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to 15% off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.'
Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a loan of up to £10,280 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. You won't have to start repaying the loan until you are earning more than (currently) £21,000 per year.
Students initially complete a 15 credit core module in Research Methods which is delivered in a condensed session at the commencement of the award in September. Students will then study a number of 15 credit modules which include the following indicative content:
Human resource management in a contemporary world
The nature of employment relations
The socio-legal context of the employer-employee relationship
Recruitment and talent management
The nature of the employment contract
Management of the employee in the context of conduct and discipline, performance management and stress at work
Termination of employment including restructure and redundancy
Human resource management and equality and diversity
Management of employee benefits and rights including parental rights and flexible working