|Part time||1 year||Typically four weekends per year||September 2017|
This course is designed for students who want to upgrade their PgDip in human resource management or international human resource management to an 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. This course produces graduates who are ready to succeed in senior human resources jobs with responsibilities in one or more countries.
Dr Jelena Petrovic, Director of Postgraduate HRM Programmes at Kingston Business School, introduces our postgraduate HRM portfolio:
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 international human resources 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.
Only taught as part of the MSc postgraduate course, this module prepares you for each stage of your independent research project - dissertation. Then it's your turn!
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 international 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 joins an elite group of the top 5 per cent of institutions worldwide awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation.
The award for teaching excellence included specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of the University's courses.