Imaginative and expertly-designed human resource management (HRM) is seen by today’s leaders as central to an organisation’s success. HR practitioners are an integral part of that success, and as recognition of the distinctive contribution of human resource management grows, it is increasingly valued, both as a career in its own right and as a foundation for careers in other branches of management.
The MSc in Human Resource Management (part-time) is for students who are pursuing an HR career in the UK. Tailored to the needs of HR professionals the course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), providing a route into the people profession in a wide range of industry sectors. We’ll consider applications from graduates of any discipline, as well as those with CIPD level 5 qualification and/or significant HR experience.
Bristol Business School has one of the largest and most diverse teams of human resource management subject experts of any British university. Many of the tutors on our HRM Master’s are active in HR-related research and have worked in the industry across a diverse range of sectors.
We have long-established links with the CIPD and share their aim of championing better work and better working lives. Our courses lead to associate CIPD membership and satisfy the core knowledge and core behaviours standards of the new Profession Map. We have close links with the CIPD and encourage you to play an active part in your local CIPD branch.
Whether you study the course full or part-time, the Human Resource Management Master’s is designed, above all, to target the needs of practitioners, with education that is intellectually stretching, practically relevant and up-to-the-minute. A particular feature is the personal interest we take in your development. Using people analytic tools, behaviour development workshops and a range of practical activities, we’ll profile your unique attributes, develop your strengths and offer extensive feedback on your progress throughout. Our mentoring programme offers every student a personal link to a local HR professional who will discuss your progress with you and help you to relate the content of the course to practice.
Preparing you for a leadership role in HR
Our intensive course prepares you to contribute immediately in an entry level HR role, or (if you are already employed within the field) to take your career to a more senior level. As a Level 7 qualification, the MSc Human Resource Management is designed to enhance your insight into the strategic role of HR in contemporary organisations and to equip you with a fundamental knowledge of organisations and management that will prepare you for a leadership role in HR. Our careers guidance programme offers practical tips and skills for developing your career. Past students say that the course helped them to advance within their own organisation or to move on to more fulfilling, challenging or senior positions elsewhere. Local employers approach us directly to fill HR vacancies.
Studying on the Human Resource Management Master’s course means you will also have many opportunities for networking with fellow-HR practitioners across the South West.