With our MSc in People Analytics, you will learn how to assess workplace behaviours and connect them to your organisation’s wider strategy.
This course combines different specialisms that will help you see how variables from different areas of an organisation are interrelated. You will get an advanced understanding of Organisational Behaviour (OB), Human Resource Management (HRM), Data Analytics and Psychometrics.
You will learn to develop and apply a variety of psychological and statistical tools, including specialist software and psychometric instruments, within the workplace. You will be trained in quantitative and qualitative research methods so that you can make more strategic and data-informed decisions.
You will also become skilled in how to interpret and visualise data, so that you can explain your insights to your organisation’s key decision-makers and make suggestions for improving performance.
Organisations in all sectors are looking to develop their analytics capabilities. Whether your background is in HR, marketing or another function, this MSc will give you the data literacy and analytics skills that organisations need right now to become more effective.
Individuals with data analytics skills are in high demand in the labour market. Companies increasingly understand that to become more effective, they need data literate and analytically savvy staff within their businesses.
On completion of this MSc, you will be trained in quantitative and qualitative research methods. You will be able to use some of the most advanced techniques from statistics, machine learning and psychometrics. You will have the confidence to make strategic and data-driven decisions for organisations in many different sectors, making you highly employable.
Roles open to you as an MSc in People Analytics graduate could include
- People Analyst
- HR Analyst
- HR Consultant
- Data Analyst
- HR Analytics Manager
- Behavioural Scientist
- Computational Social Scientist
What you learn
Organisations in all sectors need individuals who understand how OB, HRM, leadership, business strategies and people analytics are interrelated. During this course, you will learn about the key concepts in OB and HRM, such as psychological constructs (e.g. organisational climate, culture, commitment, turnover) and HRM practices (e.g. recruitment and selection, training and development, and performance appraisal).
You will learn how to design and implement the right People Analytics projects to inform and support whatever strategic goals your organisation is working towards. You will gain the ability to see complex situations as a whole and decide which tools and methods are most appropriate to different projects.
You will assess the impact projects will make within your organisation and their value to managers and decision-makers. You will also learn about data governance, including implementing privacy and anonymity policies, and how to implement practices to protect employee data from theft and abuse.
Throughout the course, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to
- Use quantitative and qualitative research methods, including identifying and formulating a research problem in people analytics, research design and procedures for data collection and data analysis
- Develop, adapt and validate psychometric instruments
- Use analytic techniques in statistics and data science such as descriptive and inferential statistics, unsupervised and supervised machine learning algorithms and text mining
- Use software for data science, such as Microsoft Excel, R and/or Python. Process and wrangle data
- Report results and create data visualisation strategies in a clear, concise and credible way
By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to create a People Analytics project that will maximise individual and organisational performance.
How you're assessed
Throughout this MSc in People Analytics, you will be assessed on
- Your knowledge of and capability to apply analytic tools in different business contexts
- Your ability to design analytic strategies to solve business problems
- Your ability to critically evaluate analytic tools and strategies
All assessment for the course is based on coursework and submitted online.
Your performance on the course will be assessed through a range of methods including
- Ongoing tutor and peer feedback
- Practical work, including group projects and discussion forums
- Written work, including case studies, reports and essays
- May 2024
- September 2024
- January 2025