Masters in Human Resource Management (Distance learning)
The Distance Learning Masters in Human Resource Management provides an insight into human resource management and training within the context of organisations at a national and international level.
You will study the way in which employee and organisational development are closely related to HR topics such as recruitment, performance appraisal, teamwork and motivation.
The post graduate Distance Learning Masters in Human Resource Management degree is delivered over a 2 year period, and consists of 4 modules which are assessed either by assignments or an exam, followed by a dissertation.
Benefits of a Masters in Human Resource Management
Throughout the Distance Learning Masters in Human Resource Management programme, students will engage critically with theories and practices around training and learning in the workplace and the role of the human resources practitioner, and will develop a critical understanding of the issues and problems associated with implementing practices aimed at enhancing employee performance and organisational competitiveness.
Students will also develop practical, transferable skills, which are invaluable in the workplace, such as oral and written presentations, problem solving, teamwork and collaboration.
On the completion of the MSc HRM and Training programme, graduates will be equipped with the latest academic and professional knowledge in the field of Human Resource Management, enabling them to take up managerial responsibilities such as those of an HR manager.
Entrance is open to those who hold a first or second class honours degree in a relevant field.
If you do not have the required qualification, the university will consider applications on case by case basis if you can demonstrate at least 3 years of relevant work experience and submit a personal statement of 500-1000 words detailing relevant work experience and suitability for the course.
English language proficiency – If English is your 2nd language, you are required to submit an IELTS Test of 6.5 with 7.0 in writing OR a TOEFL Test of 250 (Computer)/600 (Paper)/90 (IBT)
As an alternative to the above English language requirements: The University of Leicester English Language Test takes only 90 minutes and is available on demand.
Employee Development and Workplace Learning
This module introduces students to the concept of learning and explores key theoretical debates in the field. It moves on to examine the implications of different approaches to learning for employee development and HRD practice by analysing, through specific examples, their impact at individual and organisational levels.
On completion of this module students will be able to:
- Understand and critique theories of learning and the ways in which they can be applied to employee development
- Analyse and critique theories of workplace and work-related learning
- Reflect on the role of the training and HR practitioner
Managing Human Resources
This module provides an understanding of the organisational context within which HRM and training operate, and the constraints that act on those responsible for their implementation. It explores organisational theory and looks at the implications for the trainer and for those in management development. Finally, it considers the contribution that HRM makes to an organisation.
On completion of this module students will be able to:
- Situate the study of HRM within the context of the employment relationship
- Better understand HRM within the context of organisational theory and of the ways in which organisations change and evolve
- Critically examine contemporary theories of HRM
- Understand current trends in labour management in the light of current HR theory
This module introduces the process of social science research and the fundamental debates pertaining to the philosophy of social science. The module also provides research methods training in a range of techniques that students will be able to apply as they move on to the dissertation stage of the programme.
On completion of this module students will have:
- An understanding of the practical, ethical and theoretical processes underpinning social science research
- The ability to select appropriate research methods
- An understanding of the issues relating to the design, construction, implementation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative research
Changing Nature of Skills, Production, Performance and Competitiveness
This module provides an understanding of changes in the fundamental concepts of skills, training and work practices and how they contribute to competitive strategy in organisations.
Implementing Improvements in Organisational Performance
This module provides an in-depth and critical appreciation of the issues and problems associated with the implementation of the techniques and practices used to enhance performance and competitiveness.
The Global Context of Human Resource Development and Human Resource Management
This module provides an overview of changes in the world economy brought about by globalisation. It considers the ways in which these changes have impacted on the organisation of production and employment in different societies and identifies the issues for HRM and HRD.
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- Start Date Jun 2022
- Application Deadline 23 May 2022
- Duration 24 months
- Study Mode Distance Learning
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