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Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc

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Our MSc in Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis is designed to prepare you for key challenges in human resources, learning and development, organisational development, and organisational change. Today's organisations are characterised by constant change. For people professionals, success depends on acquiring the tools needed to navigate this turbulent landscape. Through our research-led, evidence-based, innovative teaching approach, we provide the foundation on which to build your career as a leading people professional of the future. Study either full-time or part-time to suit your personal and professional requirements.

Key benefits

  • Located in the iconic Bush House on The Strand in Central London, King’s Business School benefits from established relationships with major city-based organisations within close proximity.
  • Our evidence-based, research-led approach to teaching is delivered by our research-active academics. This approach provides students with direct access to experts at the forefront of knowledge generation and leaders in cutting-edge practice.
  • Benefit from the extensive employability services, support and networks offered by King’s Business School. Our students gain from access to a dedicated team of careers consultants who provide guidance on careers and job applications and facilitate professional networking.
  • CIPD credentials are now highly desirable among employers in the people profession, both in the UK and in the wider global context. Completion of our CIPD-accredited MSc courses and our add-on Professional Stream Skills Workshop satisfy requirements for Associate Membership with the CIPD at the advanced Level 7.
  • Once a term and when possible, we will hold a panel discussion involving 2 – 4 connections from practice via our HRM Applied Partner Network (HAPN). These discussions will be preceded by a social event in a group-based format that will allow you to network with our speaker panel. HAPN is co-chaired by Laura Hinton, a partner at PwC, Simone Erharter, senior consultant at EY, and Duncan Jackson, Programme Director of the MSc in HRM&OA. In collaboration with Laura Hinton, HRM MSc students will, where available, have the opportunity to engage in a student visit of PwC's London offices and to connect with key members of PwC staff to learn more about their innovative and sustainable approach to the practice of HRM.
Kate Adams

The course was a good introduction to the broad field of HR, the business case for the function and the theory behind it. At the time it helped me to have more context for the world I was working in and how I could help my clients, as well as how to think more critically about my work.

Kate Adams , Director (Nesta Challenges), Alumni, Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc

CIPD credentials are now highly desirable among employers in the people profession, both in the UK and in the wider global context. Completion of our CIPD-accredited MSc courses and our add-on Professional Stream Skills Workshop satisfy requirements for Associate Membership with the CIPD at the advanced Level 7 and provides: • A comprehensive, self-contained course on practice in the people profession. • Automatic upgrade from student membership of the CIPD to Associate Level membership upon successful completion. • Employability support and guidance for careers in human resource management. • Guest talks and interactions with thought-leaders in the discipline.

Course Aims

  • Achieving an MSc in Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis from King’s Business School will equip you with in-demand and current knowledge and skills. As organisations become progressively more turbulent and the solutions required to meet organisational demands become more diverse, we can help to future-proof your career in the people profession.
  • Our courses cover critical and challenging issues in the people profession, including strategy, organisational management, contemporary challenges in human resource management, high performance, well-being, and advanced qualitative and quantitative analytics. The MSc involves completion of a dissertation, for which you will receive supervision by qualified academic advisors.

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

The total contact time for each 15-credit taught module is typically 20-30 hours. These sessions will include lectures, teacher-led and student-led group discussions based on the main areas of study. Each 15-credit taught also module has approximately 120-130 hours of self-guided learning time.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Assessment

    Throughout the degree students are assessed by a variety of methods, which include written examinations, coursework and individual or group projects and presentations for the taught modules. The dissertation submitted in September each year is worth 60 credits. Assignment feedback is provided within four working weeks of submission.

    Structure

    Required modules

    You are required to take:

    The Foundations of Human Resource Management: Strategy and Conceptualisations (15 credits)
    Research Methods in HRM & Organisational Analysis (15 credits)
    Approaches to the Analysis & Management of Organisations (15 credits)
    Globalisation and Employment (15 Credits)
    The New Workforce: Issues & Challenges (15 credits)
    Managing Diversity; Contemporary Issues (15 credits)
    High Performance & Employee Well-Being (15 credits)
    Dissertation (60 Credits)

    Optional modules

    In addition, you are required to take 15 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

    International Human Resource Management and Employment Relations (15 credits)
    Analytics for Human Resource Management and Business (15 credits)

    Part-time students should plan to take 60 credits of required modules in their first year, and 45 credits of required modules and the dissertation in their second year. 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.

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    As a Business School student you not only have full access to all the award winning events and resources from our central team King’s Careers and Employability service but a bespoke service curated especially for you by our dedicated careers team.

    • Develop greater self-awareness of strengths, interests and values. Increase confidence in presenting yours authentic self to employers and making career decisions that work for you.

    • Gain insight, make connections and uncover opportunities through our campus events and connections with world- leading organisations, alumni, thought leaders and investors.

    • Sharpen your application skills for internships, placements, graduate schemes and jobs using cutting edge technology combined with personalised expert feedback and specialised workshops.

    • Build an impressive portfolio of work relevant domain knowledge, leadership, workplace digital or technical skills through employer and professional programmes and micro-certifications.

    • Apply and hone your skills in a real world context. Access a world-class range of internships, placements, start-up incubators, leadership initiatives and focused diversity and inclusion opportunities.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: £13,380 per year (2022/23)

    Part time: £6,690 per year (2022/23)

    International:

    Full time: £27,900 per year (2022/23)

    Part time: £13,920 per year (2022/23)

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

    Deposit

    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 deposit is £500.

    The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

    • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.

    • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.

    • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.

    • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

    • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.  

    If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

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

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
    • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
    • Library fees and fines
    • Personal photocopies
    • Printing course handouts 
    • Society membership fees 
    • Stationery 
    • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
    • Graduation costs
    • If students wish to take the additional CIPD course, there is an additional fee which is usually £1500.

    Funding

    CIPD credentials are now highly desirable among employers in the people profession, both in the UK and in the wider global context. Completion of our CIPD-accredited MSc courses and our add-on Professional Stream Skills Workshop satisfy requirements for Associate Membership with the CIPD at the advanced Level 7 and provides: • A comprehensive, self-contained course on practice in the people profession. • Automatic upgrade from student membership of the CIPD to Associate Level membership upon successful completion. • Employability support and guidance for careers in human resource management. • Guest talks and interactions with thought-leaders in the discipline.

    Course Aims

    • Achieving an MSc in Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis from King’s Business School will equip you with in-demand and current knowledge and skills. As organisations become progressively more turbulent and the solutions required to meet organisational demands become more diverse, we can help to future-proof your career in the people profession.
    • Our courses cover critical and challenging issues in the people profession, including strategy, organisational management, contemporary challenges in human resource management, high performance, well-being, and advanced qualitative and quantitative analytics. The MSc involves completion of a dissertation, for which you will receive supervision by qualified academic advisors.

    Base campus

    strand-quad
    Strand Campus

    Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

    The total contact time for each 15-credit taught module is typically 20-30 hours. These sessions will include lectures, teacher-led and student-led group discussions based on the main areas of study. Each 15-credit taught also module has approximately 120-130 hours of self-guided learning time.

    We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

    Assessment

      Throughout the degree students are assessed by a variety of methods, which include written examinations, coursework and individual or group projects and presentations for the taught modules. The dissertation submitted in September each year is worth 60 credits. Assignment feedback is provided within four working weeks of submission.

      Structure

      Required modules

      You are required to take:

      The Foundations of Human Resource Management: Strategy and Conceptualisations (15 credits)
      Research Methods in HRM & Organisational Analysis (15 credits)
      Approaches to the Analysis & Management of Organisations (15 credits)
      Globalisation and Employment (15 Credits)
      The New Workforce: Issues & Challenges (15 credits)
      Managing Diversity; Contemporary Issues (15 credits)
      High Performance & Employee Well-Being (15 credits)
      Dissertation (60 Credits)

      Optional modules

      In addition, you are required to take 15 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

      International Human Resource Management and Employment Relations (15 credits)
      Analytics for Human Resource Management and Business (15 credits)

      Part-time students should plan to take 60 credits of required modules in their first year, and 45 credits of required modules and the dissertation in their second year. 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.

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      As a Business School student you not only have full access to all the award winning events and resources from our central team King’s Careers and Employability service but a bespoke service curated especially for you by our dedicated careers team.

      • Develop greater self-awareness of strengths, interests and values. Increase confidence in presenting yours authentic self to employers and making career decisions that work for you.

      • Gain insight, make connections and uncover opportunities through our campus events and connections with world- leading organisations, alumni, thought leaders and investors.

      • Sharpen your application skills for internships, placements, graduate schemes and jobs using cutting edge technology combined with personalised expert feedback and specialised workshops.

      • Build an impressive portfolio of work relevant domain knowledge, leadership, workplace digital or technical skills through employer and professional programmes and micro-certifications.

      • Apply and hone your skills in a real world context. Access a world-class range of internships, placements, start-up incubators, leadership initiatives and focused diversity and inclusion opportunities.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: £13,380 per year (2022/23)

      Part time: £6,690 per year (2022/23)

      International:

      Full time: £27,900 per year (2022/23)

      Part time: £13,920 per year (2022/23)

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

      Deposit

      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 deposit is £500.

      The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

      • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.

      • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.

      • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.

      • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

      • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.  

      If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

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

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
      • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
      • Library fees and fines
      • Personal photocopies
      • Printing course handouts 
      • Society membership fees 
      • Stationery 
      • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
      • Graduation costs
      • If students wish to take the additional CIPD course, there is an additional fee which is usually £1500.

      Funding

      Application closing date guidance

      We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible as we may need to request further information from you to assess your application. This is particularly important if your application is successful and you are required to meet any offer condition, and/or you need a Student Visa to study here at King's.

      King's College London is committed to the recruitment of students with the greatest academic ability and to maintain a diverse student population. In order to ensure a balanced international student population for our most competitive programmes, we have implemented the following deadlines:

      • The final application deadline for any students who are currently residing in mainland China is Friday 7 January 2022, 23:59 (UK time).

        Please note: if you reside in mainland China and apply for any of the above programmes after this deadline, your application will be automatically withdrawn, and you will not be eligible for an application fee refund.

      • Our first application deadline for any other applicants is on Friday 25 March 2022 (23:59, UK time). After this date, the programme will close at any point once it is full. If there are places still available, the programme will remain open until the final application deadlines below:

        Overseas (international) fee status: Friday 29 July 2022 (23:59, UK time)

        Home fee status: Friday 26 August 2022 (23:59, UK time)

        Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline listed and we are unable to process any further offers because places are filled before the final application deadlines.
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