Postgraduate MSc

Human Resource Management

Develop your knowledge and expertise in human resource management practice. This master’s course will enable you to establish or enhance your career in strategic people management.

Human Resource Management

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Learn how to perform effectively as a people management practitioner across a range of diverse business environments and sectors
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of strategic people management, managerial and business practices in both internal and external business contexts
  • Critically evaluate and then apply theory and techniques to a range of complex issues, problems, and situations
  • Practise making ethical and informed quantitative and qualitative professional judgements
  • Develop creativity and transferable skills to use in organisational and professional settings with awareness of inclusivity, sensitivity to equality, diversity, and culture

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Professional recognition
This course has been developed to the strategic people management standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for human resource management practitioners. You’ll enhance your academic capabilities and management aspirations as you study for a master’s degree. On completion, you’ll be prepared to commence or further your career in human resource management.

Research-led teaching
Our teaching is informed by research and professional practice, and guest speakers will provide specialist input on your modules. Using genuine case examples, you’ll critically analyse differing approaches to strategic people management. Your dissertation project will enable you to focus on policy and practice within a professional context, with the aim of adding to established research in this field.

The academic community
You’ll join a diverse and inclusive close-knit community of students and academics. We work communally and you’ll have individual support from our course team. 

Your learning will have a strong focus on employability. Our mentoring scheme offers the opportunity to receive support and advice from an experienced practitioner. In addition, you’ll be encouraged to attend academic conferences, CIPD conferences and events, and the Leeds Business School Guest Lecture programme.

Why study Human Resource Management at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professional standard of learning - this course meets the CIPD strategic people management standards 
  2. Strong links to practice - and the professional HR community
  3. Opportunities to gain insight - through mentoring, conferences and guest lectures
  4. Learn from experts - you'll be taught by an experienced, highly qualified, and dedicated teaching team
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