Prepare yourself for a career in human resources
MSc in Human Resource Management
Our programme prepares you for a career in Human Resource Management (HRM). Accredited by CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), and drawing on the skills of our internationally-renowned Institute of Work Psychology (IWP), our team of leading human resources, organisational behaviour and employment relations experts will introduce you to relevant theoretical debates and help you to gain the practical business skills you will need for the workplace.
You will gain a critical understanding of the role of human resources in modern organisations; this will include studying the strategic importance of HRM (locally, nationally and globally) and the implications of different organisational, financial, political, socio- economic and legal environments for the management of people at work. You will learn about the latest thinking, research and management practices relating to matters such as recruitment, selection and retention, performance management, employee development, consultation and collective bargaining, trade unions, and pay and rewards.
You begin with an induction programme which will enable you to acquire presentation and team-working skills. This is followed by a focus on developing the professional skills and knowledge bases relevant to HRM organisational practice and core sub-disciplines. In the second semester, you will integrate the knowledge and skills you have acquired with a strategic perspective and learn how to develop, implement and manage human resources.
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for those who work in the field of HRM (www.cipd.co.uk). The CIPD, which is increasingly recognised by employers outside of the UK, has 135,000 members and many organisations regard membership of the organisation as an essential requirement when hiring staff to fill HR roles. Our students are able to join the CIPD and gain access to its resources during their studies. By completing the programme, students will achieve the CIPD’s Advanced Level Qualification standard and be able to apply for Associate and Chartered levels of CIPD membership, once they have acquired sufficient work experience (http://www.cipd.co.uk/qualifications/)
Profile of typical candidate
This programme appeals to students from a variety of backgrounds. You may already be working in HR or management and want to accelerate your professional progress. Alternatively, you may be seeking a career change, or simply want to gain a better understanding of how organisations work. This course gives you the opportunity to gain professional recognition and move your career forward.
Our dedicated Careers Service provides excellent support for Masters students and will help you to develop the skills that you need to progress your career. They are also able to put you in touch with a variety of different employers.
You will need a good degree in any subject (2:1 or higher) combined with a desire to learn about the principles and practices of people management. You do not need prior management experience.
IELTS is our preferred test of language. You need an IELTS score of 7, with at least 6 in all the component tests
If you are unable to sit the IELTS, you should take TOEFL. You need iBT 100, with a minimum component score of 23.
Course Fees for 2012/3 are:
Alumni of the University are entitled to a scholarship of £1000 (reduction in fee charged) if they choose to remain at the University to study for a Masters programme.
University of Sheffield Management School
9 Mappin St
Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 3376