MSc in Human Resources and Employment Relations (Brunel Business School)

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
MSc in Human Resources and Employment Relations (Brunel Business School)
Next enrollment cycle January 2024 See all cycles
Total Cost KES 2,217,300
Course Accredited By CIPD
1 Years On Campus Postgraduate Degree

Managing teams of people while recognising the needs of individuals in the workplace is a growing area of interest for corporations who want to ensure employee wellbeing and good productivity levels.

  • With the introduction of concepts such as flexi-hours and remote working, and rights around parental leave, human resource management is taking centre stage. This comprehensive course will give you a thorough grasp of current theory and practice, both nationally and internationally.
  • The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which students and graduates are encouraged to join. The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) is the world’s largest Chartered HR development professional body. As an internationally recognised brand with over 135,000 members across 120 countries, the CIPD supports and develops individuals responsible for the management and development of people within organisations. CIPD membership will provide you with the resources and networking opportunities to develop your knowledge and progress your career.
  • Whilst the UK is the primary focus for the study of employment relations issues, we will also consider the HR management challenges of organisations that operate across national boundaries. There is an entire module dedicated to the importance of the relationship between employers, employees, and their representatives in effective organisational working.
  • Key issues of employee communication and the impact of EU directives on work arrangement will be considered. A number of optional modules are also available on the programme allowing you to specialise, including Global Diversity Management, International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance.
  • As a prospective human resource manager, you will be able to address business and professional situations knowledgeably, making a contribution to improved organisational performance and delivering sound HR support.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2024
  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification. 

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)
  • The course consists of both compulsory modules which provide a strong basis of knowledge in HR with an emphasis on managing employee relations, and optional modules which allow you to diversify somewhat in areas such as entrepreneurship and diversity in the workplace. 
  • This course can be studied 1 year full-time, starting in September. Or this course can be studied 15 months full-time, starting in January.

Year 1

  • MG5572 Issues in Employment Relations
  • MG5577 International and Comparative HRM
  • MG5595 Organisational Behaviour
  • MG5615 Understanding Business and Management Research
  • MG33611 HRM in Context: Resourcing, Performance and Assessment
  • MG5618 Contemporary HRM: Policy, Development and Evaluation
  • MG5510 Dissertation


  • MG5565 International Management
  • MG5591 Global Diversity Management
  • MG5592 Entrepreneurship
  • MG5593 - International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • MG5596 Strategic Management

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