What will I learn?

Overview

This programme aims to develop your expertise in the field of Human Resource Management, and allows you to gain professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). You will be provided with a strong basis of theoretical and practical learning, and be encouraged to develop the critical thinking skills and strategic orientation that underpins excellence in the HR profession. Taught by a team of world class researchers and experienced practitioners, the course is designed to provide you with a high standard of knowledge and understanding of the current trends, opportunities and challenges facing HRM practitioners and researchers within the global context. You will have the opportunity to engage with experienced HR and organizational leaders, apply learning to the real-world context and develop the practical skills for working in a HR environment.

The programme’s mixture of disciplinary rigour, academic expertise and applied focus equips you for work in a wide range of positions across the human resource management field. You will be well positioned to advance your career in the HR-related field with the potential to gain employment in a range of roles such as HR analyst, HR advisor, HR generalist, HR manager, recruitment manager, career advisor as well as positions in consultancy, trade unions and academic and policy research across all sectors.

Career Prospects

Introduction

The MSc programme prepares students for a range of HR-related roles in management and research such as HR analyst, HR advisor, HR generalist, HR manager, recruitment manager, careers advisor, as well as positions in consultancy, trade unions and academic and policy research across all sectors.

Recent graduates of the programme have gained employment in a range of organisations from various sectors, including: First Derivatives, Moy Park Group, Power NI, Zurich Insurance, Energia, Inspire Well Being, Baker McKenzie, Allen and Overy, Fin Tru, A&L Goodbody, NHS, Crane Co., Finnebrogue and many others.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus, Graduate Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes, alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Which department am I in?

Queen's Management School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,500.00 (US$ 28,205) per year
Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Queen's University Belfast

University Road,

Belfast,

Northern Ireland,

BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry to graduate diploma or taught Masters programmes usually requires either a UK upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor's degree may also be considered. The comparable US qualifications are as follows: UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1); Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2); Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8. Please note the following key differences between graduate studies in the US and a taught Masters degree at Queen's: Master's degrees in the UK are normally one-year in duration. There is no GRE or GMAT required for entry to Queen's. A taught Master's refers to a program that combines academic instruction as well as the completion of a written dissertation. PhD degrees are three years in length and typically require you to have a Masters degree prior to applying and to prepare a research proposal. Minimum English Langauge requirements - 6.0 with minimum of 5.5 in all four elements of the test. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline. Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and sufficient relevant experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. English Language Requirements: Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (taken within the last 2 years). TOEFL iBT - 90 with minimum marks as follows: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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