MSc Human Resource Management [HRM] in partnership with London South Bank University [LSBU]

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MSc Human Resource Management [HRM] in partnership with London South Bank University [LSBU]

Who is this course for?

The MSc HRM course aims to develop the professional capability of human resource management practitioners through developing a range of skills, knowledge and understanding in Leadership and HR Management.

It is particulary for students wishing to gain the benchmark qualification for Human Resource professionals. The programmes aims and objectives are constructed in line with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [CIPD] Level 7 advanced professional standards and provide the knowledge required for a professional level of CIPD Membership.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

Standard Entry: A first degree [minimum 2:2], together with at least 2 years post graduate work experience and be currently working in an HRM or HR related role [for example recruitment, compensation & benefits, organisational development, consultancy etc.]. Consideration will also be given to applicants who are working in general management and have significant people management responsibilities.

Non-Standard Entry: Where there is a minimum of 2 years HR experience but no first degree. Applicant must complete a 1,500 – 2,000 word report on an organisational HR issue, provide an extended personal statement and supply 2 supporting references confirming suitability for entry to a post graduate programme.

Exemptions: Credit may be transferred in to cover individual modules in Year 1. Only postgraduate level credits and awards may be considered by the University for this purpose. Any such credit must have been accumulated within the 5 years proceeding registration onto the MSc HRM.

Applicants who are members of the CIPD may apply to “top-up” their qualification to Masters level, and will be required to undertake 2 modules [one of which would normally be Research Methods for HR], plus the Dissertation. However, this provision will only be available if the MSc HRM programme is fully or near fully subscribed. The costing of these modules will be confirmed once final numbers are known.


How long is this course?

2 years [taught part part-time, block delivery – 2 x 2 days per module supported by online teaching and learning] plus an additional 9 months for the dissertation stage.

It is anticipated that subject to numbers, the programme will start in September 2019. For this to proceed, anyone who is interested in studying this programme will need to register their intention to do so as soon as possible with a view to being interviewed by the University before the end of this academic year. The date of this interview is to be confirmed.




What will I study on this course?

Year One Topics Include: Leadership & Management Skills, Leadership & HR Strategy, Power & Constraint: The Strategic Context & Resourcing & Talent Management.

Year Two Topics Include: Research methods for HR, Managing the Employment Relationship, Managing Reward & Learning & Talent Development.

Year Three: Dissertation [Masters 20,000 words] or Management Report [Post Graduate Diploma 8,000 words]. You will be supported by a LSBU supervisor  while you undertake these modules. 

Please Note: The PG Diploma will only be offered as a fall back provision for students who are unable to complete the Masters due to extenuating circumstances and will not incur a fee reduction.


What Qualification will I gain?

Successful completion of the programme will give a Masters Degree, along with eligibility for Chartered membership of the CIPD.

The programme is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [CIPD]. This means on successful completion of the MSc HRM there is a pathway to become an associate member of the CIPD. In addition, the programme provides the knowledge to upgrade to either Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow level of professional membership, providing the respective criteria as set by the CIPD is met.


Will I go out on work experience?



How is the course assessed?

Each module has differing assessment requirements including participation in workshop activities, written reports and examinations.


What does this course lead on to?

Students may continue to develop their HR skills through studying specialist areas.


How much will it cost?

£15,000 for the full Masters programme. This will normally be payable in two payments at the beginning of Years 1 & 2. A payment plan may be available.


How can I find out more?

For further information please contact Tony Bechelet at


Payment plan available upon request.