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University of Kent: Human Resource Management with Industrial Placement

Institution University of Kent View institution profile
Department Kent Business School View department profile
Study type Taught


Are you a strong communicator with leadership qualities? Do you see yourself working in people management?

Overview A Human Resource Management (HRM) department is committed to enabling staff members to do more, maintain their wellbeing, and grow professionally as part of the business.

The course is delivered by published academics and co-developed by industry leaders and will kickstart your career by exploring HR Management practices such as employee relations, employee resourcing, HRM development, HR data and performance management alongside the theory of general management and leadership.

Taking a 12-month industrial placement allows you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas as part of your Master's. While the placements are self-sought, the School offers support through extra-curricular engagement with our dedicated placements team. Opting for this course with a placement takes the length of your course to up to two years.

Reasons to study MSc Human Resources Management with Industrial Placement at Kent

CIPD-accredited course Gain Level 7 CIPD Advanced Learning Award First-class facilities at our historic Medway campus, close to London Study at a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business school Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide Take part in the Business Start-Up Journey through ASPIRE Enhance your experience through an Industrial Placement and In-Company Student Consultancy Project Excellent Postgraduate funding options available Employability support from enrolment up to 3 years after graduation Become part of the KBS global alumni community Academic Adviser and in-house student support team available Optional pre-sessional courses for international students Graduate at the historic Rochester Cathedral

What you'll learn

You’ll learn a broad overview of human resource management including practices and business skills involved in managing people, HRM and development in practice, HR Analytics, employee resourcing, employment relations, research methods and consultancy skills. You will end your Master's with a detailed report, to further develop your skills in human resource management theory and then move on to an Industrial Placement.


Here at the University of Kent, we understand your passion to progress. Whether gaining advanced skills or joining a global academic research community drives you, our networks and facilities will help you achieve your ambition.

And at the Kent Business School, ambition never stops. Our passion for education fills diverse, ethically minded and employable students with the determination to make a positive difference. At our core, we’re driven by a responsibility to create a world that is both socially and environmentally sustainable. What we do now builds on the progress and entrepreneurship of past students, researchers, and partnerships. …

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