Human Resource Management (HRM) at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MSc HRM Masters provides unique insights into this new area of Human Resource Management. HRM benefits employers and employees, as well as creating wider social benefits including lower unemployment, inclusion for marginalised people, reduced demand for out-of-work and in-work benefits while reducing healthcare burdens due to work-related illness and disability. We recognise the rapidly changing trends in employment and offer an exciting selection of specialist courses to educate current and future HR practitioners in a more sustainable and socially responsible form of managing people. There are eight taught courses (divided equally over two semesters) and a HRM dissertation in semester 3, in a topic of your choosing. If you chose to study Part-time, you will register for two courses per semester and progress to the dissertation at the end of the second year. There are four mandatory courses in Semester one: Work, Culture and Organisation, The HR Practitioner, Digital Human Resource Management and the Legal Context of Work. These courses provide insights into the fundamentals of Human Resource Management and develop a deeper understanding of specialist areas within the HR profession. In semester two you will take a further three mandatory courses, Research Philosophy and Practice, Sustainable HRM and Employment Trends. You will then customise your degree to match your specific interests or career pathway by selecting an optional course from a choice of three: The Psychology of Leadership, People Analytics, or Diversity in Business. In Semester three the HRM dissertation is the capstone course where you will be supported by our world leading faculty to “deep-dive” into your chosen area of HRM. The dissertation enables you to investigate an HRM topic of your choice, where you will be able to demonstrate your mastery of the subject area by developing new insights from analysis of valuable primary research. Go Global Some of our Postgraduate Taught Masters Programmes are eligible for Inter-Campus Transfer. Please contact [email protected] for further information

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (first or second class), or its non-UK equivalent, in a related subject. Applicants with relevant education and work experience may also be considered.

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Human Resource Management (HRM) at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS