|Part time||1 year||Typically four weekends per year||September 2016|
Our Human Resource Management MSc top-up course provides a quick and flexible way for students who have completed a PgDip in human resource management (HRM) to 'top-up' to a full Human Resource Management MSc.
The course is carefully designed to meet employers' needs and is recognised for its quality, giving you the tools you need to succeed in senior human resources roles, executive training and development roles.
Dr Jelena Petrovic, Director of Postgraduate HRM Programmes at Kingston Business School, introduces our postgraduate HRM portfolio:
Following an induction programme that prepares you for intensive study, you will build a solid knowledge of research methods and develop the academic skills to put theory into practice.
The programme consists of a research methods and dissertation module. This guides you through all stages of a research project step by step, from developing and clarifying the research idea to writing up the final dissertation. You will learn about:
Your dissertation will look at an HR issue in depth. You will be given supervision as you analyse and structure the problem, examine relevant source material, carry out research and produce an action-orientated report on your findings.
Data analysis and dissertation.
The taught part of the programme is normally during four weekends – typically one weekend in November, one in April and two in May. Exact dates for 2016/17 are to be confimed. While you are expected to be physically present on these four weekends, the dissertation supervisor meetings can be held online and via email.
You are expected to start thinking about what topic you want to focus on in your dissertation from the moment you enrol. In order to make an informed decision about this, you start with some background reading. The University has a huge electronic library you are encouraged to access from the moment they enrol.
This module prepares you for each stage of your independent research project – dissertation.
Gain the ability to review research literature systematically, design research, choose appropriate qualitative or quantitative data collection methods, collect existing and original research data, apply appropriate data analysis techniques, then write up and present useful insights that make a real contribution to the HR profession.
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Kingston Business School is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Approved Centre.
Kingston Business School has once again been awarded 'Excellent' business school status, following a vote by 250 deans and directors from the best Business Schools in the world.