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Masters of Science

MSc Human Resources with Employment Law

Looking to advance your career in Human Resource Management or International Human Resource Management?

Our Master’s in Human Resources with Employment Law programme enables professionals to specialise in the legal aspects of human resource management and employment. With modules focusing on Global Business Strategy and Strategic Human Resource Management, Employment Law, Mediation and Dispute Resolution, you’ll develop a broad comprehension of the most important concepts in people management in both a legal and global context.

The course is available full time (1 year) and part time (2 years) as well as online.

Optional Placement Year

All our Master’s courses offer an optional Placement Year, giving you the chance to practise your knowledge and skills, and enhance your employability. Find out more. 

 Why study with us?

  • 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2019/20 Graduate Outcomes data).
  • Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise to boost your employability
  • Our Employment Promise offers your course fees back if you do not secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course
  • Focused learning - smaller class sizes mean friendly, personalised teaching, greater interaction and that your views will be heard
  • Check out how we can support your fees through scholarships and bursaries

International Students: we are no longer accepting applications from people who need a Student Route visa for full-time courses that start before July 2023.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s)

 

Full requirements

Next start date

May 2023

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STUDY ONLINE

 

If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?

 

Secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course or your fees back.

Terms and Conditions apply.

94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2019/20 Graduate Outcomes data).

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Course Details

MSc Human Resources with Employment Law

The MSc Human Resources with Employment Law programme prepares both entry-level and established professionals to develop their career as either HRM leaders, managers, general managers and HR business specialists.

Students will develop their understanding of Human Resource Management and Leadership across a variety of organisational settings, taking into account the way national and international contexts impact upon people management. They will also gain a critical understanding of the legal framework governing human resources and employment. 

The Business School prides itself on the practical relevancy of its programmes which combine critical theory with real life case studies and are delivered by academics with substantial industry experience. We have successfully accredited this programme with a professionally-recognised CMI (Chartered Management Institute) qualification.

Placement Year
Choose to study the optional Placement Year for the opportunity to gain significant practical skills and elevate your career. Employers are looking for graduates with a business-ready mind set; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Visit our Postgraduate Placement Year page for more details. 

Should you be unable to complete the full corporate governance and ethics programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.

Professional Development and Coaching

All Master’s programmes are integrated with a Professional Development Module, specifically designed to help boost your professional leadership skills and expertise. We will work with you on a Personal Development Plan (PDP) tailored to your career goals, in addition to employment workshops and events.

You will receive individual coaching from a professional coach to help improve your skills within leadership, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, innovation, cultural communication, and growth mindset. We are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching for all our postgraduate students and this is a testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.

Hossein Shokri, Business School faculty

Meet Your Faculty

Dr Hossein Shokri has worked as a lecturer, senior lecturer, module leader and content developer in business management at several UK universities. Before he commenced teaching in 2012, he worked in business operations within telecommunication and IT.

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Course Structure

  • Global Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Innovation Management in a Digital Age (15 credits)
  • Success Through Business Ethics (15 credits)
  • Leading, & Developing People (15 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Employment Law (30 credits)
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute esolution (30 credits)
  • Business Project (45 credits)
  • Professional Development (non-credit bearing)

Looking for a course with more of a law focus?

Our LLM Employment Law examines key employment legislations and common law principles, such as discrimination and unfair dismissal.

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Course Start Dates

  • MSc Human Resources with Employment Law
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Human Resources with Employment Law with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Human Resources with Employment Law
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Human Resources with Employment Law with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Human Resources with Employment Law
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Human Resources with Employment Law with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Human Resources with Employment Law
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Human Resources with Employment Law with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Human Resources with Employment Law
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Human Resources with Employment Law with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate

Online

Study MSc Human Resources with Employment Law Online starting May 2023, October 2023, February 2024, June 2024 or October 2024

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Study Online

You can also study the MSc Human Resources with Employment Law online. If you’re looking for true flexibility in how, where and when you study, why not consider our online study option?

MSc Human Resources with Employment Law Online ➔

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.

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You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University.

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October 2022 - June 2023

UK students: £10,000 (London), £9,000 (Non-London)
International students: £14,000 (London), £12,000 (Non-London)

October 2023 - June 2024

UK students: £11,300 (London), £10,750 (Non-London)
International students: £16,700 (London), £15,850 (Non-London)

All fees include a deposit of £250

A 20% additional charge of the full year standard fee applies to programmes including a Placement Year, starting from January 2023.

You could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan to study this course. We offer a range of bursaries and awards available to students for the development of skills in the professional services sector.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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