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Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc



Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis is for graduates and professionals seeking to develop advanced knowledge and skills in people management and/or work as human resource experts. The MSc presents a contemporary and international perspective on key developments in the management of human resources and the analysis of organisations for the 21st century.

Key benefits

  • Close links with major national and international London-based companies providing students with unrivalled research access and job opportunities in both the public and private sector.
  • Taught by one of the top groups of HRM/OB scholars in Europe with a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.

  • A strong evidence-based approach to teaching drawing on the very latest research in HRM and OB and emphasising both theory and practice. 


Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year FT, two years PT (PT teaching scheduled during the day - Monday year one; Tuesday year two), September to September.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Programme accreditations The optional CIPD-accredited element of the programme provides the academic and related practical knowledge and skills that form the basis for membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Students seeking to obtain the CIPD professional qualification will be expected to undertake additional study including organisational visits and workshops designed to develop core skills and knowledge.

Course intake Approximately 70 FT and PT.

Course leaders Professor Riccardo Peccei

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7429
fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200

Course contact email

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Department Department of Management


Entry requirements & how to apply

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

A good 2:1 undergraduate degree in the social sciences. You may be considered with a degree in another discipline, particularly if you have relevant work experience.

Application procedure

An application fee of £40 applies (non-refundable). Your application will be assessed by academic staff in the department; we aim to process all applications within four to six weeks, but during February, March and holiday periods, applications may take longer to process.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please provide a personal statement that shows how your own interests are linked to the programme. In this statement please describe your academic background, your reasons for applying for this programme and what you hope to gain from it, including any relevant experience, strengths, ambitions or research interests.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 01 April 2016 for 2016 entry. Prior to this date all applications will be given equal consideration and considered on their individual merits. After this date applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.


Course detail


For students seeking to obtain CIPD professional accreditation as part of the MSc as well as for those students not seeking to obtain CIPD qualification, the programme comprises a number of taught compulsory modules as well as a dissertation. The modules include: The Management of Human Resources; The Business and Financial Context of Management; The Analysis and Management of Organisations; Research Methods; The New Workforce; Managing Diversity; High Performance and Employee Well-Being; The New Employment Relations.

Course purpose

For graduates and professionals seeking to develop advanced knowledge and skills in people management and/or work as human resource experts. To present a contemporary and international perspective on key developments in the management of human resources and the analysis of organisations for the 21st century.

Further literature

Subject brochure

Course format and assessment

Written examinations for all main modules; dissertation; workshops; company link scheme, assessed by a management report.



Career prospects

Programme graduates go on to more advanced study in the field of HRM and OA and/or to work as human resource experts in public and private sector organisations in the UK and abroad.



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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£21,750 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£4,500 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£10,875 p.a. (2016/17)*

*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.


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