Online Leadership and HRM MSc


Award MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management 
Locations Online
Duration 1 year (full-time), 21 months (part-time)
Next Start May 2018, September 2018, January 2019
Course Fees: May 2018 £7,160 
Course Fees: from Sep 2018  £8,500 
Further information on course fees

The MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management provides you with the expertise required to effectively manage personnel and lead across global HR systems. Our degree is aligned to Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) standards.

Delivered 100% online, this programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and awarded by The University of Law. Graduates will receive a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management alongside their degree.

Who is this course for?

This is the ideal programme for anyone interested in roles in human resource management and organisational leadership. 


COURSE CONTENT & Structure

This online course comprises of four modules, each worth 30 credits, followed by the research methods module and dissertation, which is worth 60 credits, totalling 180 credits.

If you decide on the 1 year full-time option, you will study two modules of eight weeks each per term. When you have finished your modules you will start to research and write up your dissertation. You will submit your dissertation 12 months after the commencement of your course.

When your choice is the 21-month, part-time option you will study one module at a time. There are four modules, each of an 8-week duration. Upon successful completion of your modules you will take time to research and write up your dissertation which you will submit 21 months after the starting date of your course. 

Your course will cover the following modules:

  • Leadership and Management Development (30 credits)
  • Human Resource Management Practice in Context (30 credits)
  • Coaching and Mentoring  (30 credits)
  • Leading Organisational Design and Development (30 credits)
  • Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation / Project (60 credits)

Leadership and Management Development

This module will enable you to critically evaluate core theories, models and concepts of leadership. In addition you will learn the best practices and skills used in a professional environment, with a focus on how to become an effective human resource practitioner using practical leadership skills.

Human Resource Management Practice in Context

This module will enable you to evaluate the interaction between the business environment and the organisation within which HR professionals work. In addition, you will explore models of organisational design and environmental analysis. You will analyse HRM issues enabling you to make recommendations for HR policy and practise.

Coaching and Mentoring

You will design, apply and practise coaching methods, addressing them from an ethical and professional viewpoint. You will explore a range of psychological theories that will help you understand various coaching and mentoring strategies.

leading organisational design and development

You will learn how to evaluate the contribution of organisational design and development as well as how to assess and apply design options regarding structures and relationships. The role of HR in organisational design and development will be discussed with a strong focus on cultural awareness, the practical applications of organisational design and organisational development concepts.

Research Methods: Investigating a business issue from an HRM perspective

This module is divided into three distinct parts; research design, quantitative analysis and qualitative analysis. Each section will provide you with an overview of the conventions of research in the social sciences and within a chosen specialist area. You will also study the role that quantitative and qualitative methods play in research.


How will you learn?

Online Study

The University of Law Business School recognises the demands faced by students balancing study with other aspects of life.  We are committed to providing you with the flexibility you need to successfully complete your course. Online students can therefore now choose to undertake the course over 12 months or on a part-time basis over 21 months.

As a part-time student you’ll still access the same high quality of teaching as your fellow full- time comrades. You’ll enjoy the same benefits as if you were studying full time with the only difference being that you’ll study one module at a time enabling you to balance studying with other commitments.

At The University of Law Business School, we give you the opportunity to gain your postgraduate degree entirely online, with the same standards of tuition and academic rigour as you’d find on our campus programmes. As well as having the freedom to study with us from any location worldwide, you’ll receive dedicated support from our faculty members and have access to careers guidance throughout the duration of your programme.

Whichever online programme you choose, you’ll acquire the skills, competencies, and business acumen needed to take your career forward through our full range of innovative online study resources, which allow you to create your own timetable and fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments.

With your postgraduate study materials delivered directly to your PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone at the time and location of your choice, you’ll have the freedom to get the knowledge and skills that leading employers are looking for – wherever you are in the world.

As an online student, you’ll have access to:

  • A range of professionally produced tuition videos to support each module, featuring detailed animations to help you absorb complex concepts
  • Case studies taken from the real business world to help strengthen your learning 
  • Downloadable reading materials, so you can revise on-the-go
  • Varied assessments and assignments and complemented by online discussions with your programme tutor and classmates
  • An online library of international recognised journals, databases, newspaper articles, and primary source materials
  • Interactive VoiceThread videos where you can comment on tutor-led presentations via webcam
  • One-to-one student support, including a personal tutor who will supervise your academic development throughout the duration of the course

Examination and assessments

Assessment for the online programmes are designed to meet the academic and professional learning outcomes for each module. Online students can expect to prepare for and receive feedback on seminars, workshops, tests and presentations, as well as assignments, projects, and exams. Online students are particularly required to partake in group work and group assessments with their peers, which will form part of their summative grade.

Study materials and online support

Upon enrolment, students will receive access to Canvas, our user-friendly e-learning platform which hosts all of your digital learning materials in one place. You will gain access to e-books, videos, downloadable PDF flashcards, and an online community hub of bespoke academic resources. Students are allocated a subject supervisor for each subject, who provides feedback on submitted work. Induction covers handbook and assessment/learning regimes. In addition, you will have access to our online library of facilities and learning resources form the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and the Financial Times. These resources provide a range of professional and business based materials that represent live or the most up-to-date market trends, sector based articles, and analysis reports.

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