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Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc

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Whether you’re a social science graduate or a working professional, this course will help you develop an advanced knowledge of people management.

With its international perspective, this course will explore a whole range of human resources themes – from employee well-being to managing diversity.

If you’re already working and can’t commit to full-time study, this course has a part-time option over two years.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.


Key benefits

  • We provide consulting for major companies in London – you’ll have access to our network for research or job prospects.
  • We encourage an evidence-based approach. And our cutting-edge research in human resource management and organisational behaviour informs our teaching.
  • We want to prepare you for the working world. So you’ll learn to think independently about both human resource management and 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

Further details

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

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty King's Business School

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Description

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

We want to improve your career skills. Whether you’re working already or will start looking for a job on graduation, we’ll make sure you’re capable of great things.

With our international focus and our expertise in a wide range of HR issues, we’re committed to creating capable future leaders.

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Course format and assessment

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.

teaching
Module Lectures, seminars and feedback  Self-study
Per 15-credit taught module Between 20 and 30 hours which typically consist of a combination of lectures, case discussion and class activities; there may be some variation in the precise format. Each 15-credit taught module has 120 – 130 hours of self-guided learning time.
Dissertation module Dissertation workshops and one-to-one supervision. Approximately 592 hours self-study and project work.

 

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Your assessment on taught modules, which make up 120 of the final credits, will be predominantly
by written examination, but may include other forms of assessment. The written dissertation submitted in September each year makes up the final 60 credits. The dissertation will be assessed on one 12,000-word extended piece of writing.

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

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

Required Modules

You are required to take:

• The Management of Human Resources; Conceptual and Strategic Perspectives (15 credits)

• Research Methods in HRM and Organisational Analysis (15 credits)

• The Business and Financial Context of Management (15 credits)

• Approaches to the Analysis and Management of Organisations (15 credits)

• The New Workforce: Issues and Challenges (15 credits)

• Managing Diversity; Contemporary Issues (15 credits)

• High Performance and Employee Well-Being (15 credits)

• The New Employment Relations (15 credits)

• Dissertation (60 credits)

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.

Optional Modules
There is an option to gain a CIPD accreditation by attending 14 workshops (no credit towards MSc). This accreditation is optional and costs £1500.

Entry requirements & how to apply

Human Resource Management Entry Requirements
Minimum UK requirements

High 2:1

(65%)

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) required in a social science related area. Please note, you may be considered if you have a degree in another discipline, particularly if you have relevant work experience.

Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements for your application to be considered does not guarantee an offer as applications for this programme are very competitive.

International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band B Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £55 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

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.  Our first application deadline was the 30th March 2018.  Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full.  For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 27th July 2018 or from UK/ EU nationals after 31st August 2018.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time UK fees: £9,900 per year (2018/19)
  • Full time overseas fees: £23,940 per year (2018/19)
  • Part time UK fees: £4,950 per year (2018/19)
  • Part time overseas fees: £11,970 per year (2018/19)

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. 

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/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2018, payment is due by 27th April 2018.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2018 and 30th June 2018, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2018 and 31st July 2018, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2018, payment is due within one week 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.

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarships available for King’s Business School Master’s students. Please visit our scholarships page for more information.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, 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.

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

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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