Loughborough University: Employment Relations and Human Resource Management

InstitutionLoughborough University View institution profile
Department School of Business and Economics View department profile
Web http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/study/masters/
Email pgenquiries@lboro.ac.uk
Study type Taught


Our MSc Employment Relations and Human Resource Management programme is accredited by the Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is ideal for those interested in developing a career in employment relations, labour relations or related fields.

The programme offers you the opportunity to explore a range of aspects relating to human resources and employment relations. You will gain an insight and understanding into the management of the employment relationship including the relevant employment regulations that organisations work within.

A wide selection of optional modules enable you to tailor your degree to match your career aspirations. You will also have the opportunity to undertake an individual research project on an agreed topic, guided by one of our expert research supervisors.

Subject to appropriate option choices and professional membership, graduates will meet the knowledge requirements for Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for human resources, employment relations and related professions in the UK.

Our MSc Employment Relations and Human Resource Management programme is taught by academics with a strong track record in both employment relations related research and practical experience of employment relations and human resource management (HRM.

You will develop critical thinking and analytical skills alongside the more practical skills required for a career in employment relations and HR. These practical skills include making presentations, role-play practice in handling challenging situations, and problem solving skills through case study analysis.

Our links to the CIPD reinforce the professional skills and behaviours that you develop throughout the course, as well as providing the opportunity for networking with business leaders and HR professionals.

We pride ourselves on the international perspective which is a theme throughout the programme, as is the emphasis on ethical best practice which one would expect from aspiring professionals. Loughborough School of Business and Economics is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), and these values are reflected throughout the programme.

On successful completion of this programme, you should be able to:

- Critically analyse and evaluate complex topics

- Formulate arguments from an extensive range of theory and evidence

- Demonstrate effective personal organisation, including time management, independent study, self-direction, decision making, and written and oral communication

- Use effective team working skills including leadership, team building and project management

- Apply logical thinking and problem solving in unstructured situations.

- Demonstrate the capacity to reflect critically on own practice and update skills and knowledge through CPD.

Sponsorship info

The scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of: alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students); outstanding academic achievement scholarships; sports scholarships; hardship bursaries and other funding options; international student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships. Whilst some of scholarships are offered automatically based on the course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.


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