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Master of Science

MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management

Want to develop your real world leadership and HRM skills?

This one year MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management is for those looking to advance in management or business-related HR management. With a range of modules in coaching and mentoring, employment relations, leadership, organisations and developing people, this course provides a depth of knowledge in the focused field of Human Resource Management while continuing to help you further develop key transferable skills that are desired by many employers.

Our MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management course can immediately add value to your working practice and organisation. You will build skills and knowledge to research effectively, develop strategy, lead and manage change and create a high-performance culture.

Optional Placement Year

New from September 2022 – all our Master’s courses will have an optional Placement Year, giving you the chance to practise your knowledge and skills, and enhance your employability. There will be no placement fee charged to students joining in September 2022, however a 20% charge of the full year standard fee will apply from January 2023 onwards. Find out more. 

Why study with us?

  • 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
  • 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data © HESA 2021 (www.hesa.ac.uk)
  • Check out how we can support your fees through scholarships and bursaries
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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

September 2022

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You can apply for this course directly with GISMA in Berlin.

 

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 (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data).

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), one of the UK's leading professional bodies for Management and Leadership.

Course Details

MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management

Our MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management degree is designed to familiarise you with the intellectual underpinnings required for a career in a modern, dynamic work environment. By building the course to incorporate a significant level of exposure to the professional world we have made your learning as interactive and realistic as possible. You will get to experience the realities of working within a business while learning from our professional experts, who have lots of real-world knowledge to help you develop the skills that employers are looking for. Our goal is to help you improve your skills and employability through a supportive, practical and challenging curriculum that is closely aligned with professional body requirements, so your qualification is recognised as a quality endorsement of your abilities.

We have also successfully accredited this programme with a professionally-recognised Chartered Management Institute qualification. Those graduating in the UK or online will receive the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

If you’re considering continuing your studies beyond this course, it is a great place to start before going on to study a PhD or a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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 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

Up to June 2022

  • 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 and Research Based Output (60 credits)

From October 2022

• 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)
• Coaching, Mentoring & Development (15 credits)
• Employee Relations (15 credits)
• Organisational Development (15 credits)
• Responsibility of Directors (15 credits)
• Business Project (45 credits)
• Professional Development (non-credit bearing)

Course Start Dates

  • MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate

Online

Study MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management Online starting September 2022, January 2023 or May 2023

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Study Online

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

MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management 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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Studying the MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management means you’ll receive a CMI accreditation and access to CMI research materials.

If you choose to study the online route you will also receive the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership in addition to your MSc.

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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 of Law, or GISMA if you’d like to study in Berlin.

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May 2022

Berlin Campus: €15,000 (UK/EU/International)

September 2022 - June 2023

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

All fees include a deposit of £250

Berlin Campus
€16,000 (UK/EU/International)

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

You could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan to study this course.

We offer a range of Scholarships and Bursaries to UK and International students to support access to this course.

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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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