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Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc



The Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc course presents a contemporary and international perspective on the managerial development of human resources and the analysis of organisations for the 21st century. This course provides unique opportunities to develop an advanced knowledge and skills in people management and human resources, making it an ideal for both graduates and professionals alike.

Key benefits

  • Internationally recognised faculty who consult with major national and international London-based companies providing you with unique research access and employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors.
  • Leading HRM/OB lecturers with a strong commitment to excellence in both education and research pathways.
  • Offers a robust evidence-based approach, drawing on the very latest research in HRM and OB and emphasising both theory and practice.
You will learn to think critically and independently about fundamental issues in Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis and the interaction between them.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration 1 year FT / 2 years PT (PT teaching scheduled during the day - Monday year 1; Tuesday year 2), September to September

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value UK 180 / ECTS 90

Programme accreditations 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 7000
fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form

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 if you have a degree in another discipline, particularly if you have relevant work experience.

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies. 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 for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.


Course detail


The Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc degree covers a diverse range of modules. You will explore key issues associated with the change in the global economy, social and technological change, cultural diversity; as well as the nature and role of financial and management accounting in business organisations.

The programme offers you flexibility with the choice to study either full or part-time and is made up of optional and required modules. You must take modules totalling 180 credits to complete the course. If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your programme will take two years to complete, you will study the required module in the first year, and the dissertation in your second year.

There is an opportunity to gain CIPD accreditation by attending 14 additional workshops. (will not count towards the MSc).

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

Course format and assessment

Two-hour 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

£9,450 p.a. (2017/18)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£22,800 p.a. (2017/18)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£4,725 p.a. (2017/18)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£11,400 p.a. (2017/18)*

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 


When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2017, payment is due by 30th April 2017.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2017, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2017, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

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


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