Pre-Sessional English Programme at London Bloomsbury
We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to our London Bloomsbury students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our postgraduate courses. See below for further information.

Studying the MSc in Leadership and Human Resource Management online, will familiarise you with the intellectual underpinnings required for a career in this type of dynamic work environment, alongside significant exposure to the professional world.

We improve your employability through a supportive, practical and challenging curriculum that is closely aligned with professional body requirements. 

We have also successfully accredited our online Masters degree programme with a professionally-recognised CMI qualification.

From October 2017, through our partnership with GISMA Business School, this course will also be available to study in Berlin. For further details, visit

Who is this course for?

This degree is ideal for those interested in a career as a human resource manager or in another role within business management.

How will you learn?

As an online student, you’ll get access to programme content and learning activities at any time and from any location. In addition, you’ll receive support, guidance, and careers advice throughout the course:

  • Professionally produced HD video lectures 24/7
  • Online forums where you can discuss new concepts with your tutors and fellow students
  • Student support services from De Broc School of Business and our online learning provider, InterActive

In addition to lectures and workshops for each module, students will benefit from interactive activities, group work and business tasks with a practical focus. Throughout the entire duration of the course, you will be supported by academic staff.

Students also have access to our online library facilities and learning resources from the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Financial Times. These resources provide a range of professional and business based materials that represent the latest market trends, with sector-based articles and analysis reports.

The programme involves a considerable amount of group work and group assessment that will take place online, and up to 25% of the assessment takes this form. The assessments are designed to meet the learning outcomes both academically and professionally. This involves seminars, workshops, tests, presentations, assignments, and exams.

Study Options

All of your learning will take place on the Canvas platform, delivered by our online learning partner, InterActive. Each unit you study consists of an introduction, video clips, extended reading, discussion questions, as well as a summary and consolidation.

You will be assessed in a variety of formats, including portfolio and instant feedback tasks, self-assessed quizzes, as well as through your participation in VoiceThread presentations and questions paired with TED-Ed lessons. There is also a considerable amount of online group work and presentations that will count towards your overall grade.

As an online student, you will benefit from a range of innovative e-learning media that suits all learning types. You’ll receive the same quality tuition as our on-campus students, but with all the benefits of online flexibility.

Course structure

Online students will study for one year, which is divided into two semesters and the summer period for the dissertation. Students will study six modules, each worth 15 credits; one module worth 30 credits; and another module worth 60 credits, totalling 180 credits.

The course will cover the following core modules:

  • Leadership and Management Development (15 credits)
  • Developing Skills for Business (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management in Context (15 credits)
  • Coaching and Mentoring (30 credits)
  • Organisation Design and Development (15 credits)
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People (15 credits)
  • Managing Employment Relations (15 credits)
  • Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/ Project (60 credits)
Module content
Leadership and Management Development

This module will enable you to critically evaluate core theories, models and concepts of leadership. In addition you will learn the best practices and skills used in a professional environment, with a focus on how to become an effective human resource practitioner using practical leadership skills.

Developing Skills for Business

This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to critically reflect on your abilities as an effective manager. You will gain the capabilities necessary for effective management and learn skills related to financial budgeting, data analysis, team work, interpersonal skills and decision-making.

Human Resource Management in Context

This module will enable you to evaluate the interaction between the business environment and the organisation within which HR professionals work. In addition, you will explore models of organisational design and environmental analysis. You will analyse HRM issues enabling you to make recommendations for HR policy and practise.

Coaching and Mentoring

You will design, apply and practise coaching methods, addressing them from an ethical and professional viewpoint. You will explore a range of psychological theories that will help you understand various coaching and mentoring strategies.

Organisation Design and Development

You will learn how to evaluate the contribution of organisational design and development as well as how to assess and apply design options regarding structures and relationships. The role of HR in organisational design and development will be discussed with a strong focus on cultural awareness, the practical applications of organisational design and organisational development concepts.

Leading, Managing and Developing People

This module will teach you to understand the links between HR practises and organisational outcomes, alongside critically evaluating the theories of leadership. There will be a focus on how to become an effective manager through the application of leadership and development skills.

Managing Employment Relations

You will gain all the skills necessary to critically evaluate the systems of employment relations within a national and international context. This module will further develop your knowledge of the organisational processes of management. In addition you will develop the ability to manage good employee relations and practice effectively as a HR professional. 

Research Methods, Investigating a Business Issue from an HRM Perspective

This module is divided into three distinct parts; research design, quantitative analysis and qualitative analysis. Each section will provide you with an overview of the conventions of research in the social sciences and within a chosen specialist area. You will also study the role that quantitative and qualitative methods play in research.

Career progression

The MSc in Leadership and Human Resource Management will be a highly valuable addition to your CV, demonstrating that you are capable in a management or business-related role.

Students who graduate from this degree often consider the following options if they wish to continue their studies:

  • PhD
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) postgraduate qualifications
  • Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) postgraduate qualifications
Entry requirements
  • Entry requirements- 2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualifications.      
  • International requirements - an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • Non-standard entry 
Pre-sessional English

In September 2018, we are offering a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our full time postgraduate courses.

Students will have the opportunity to improve their English language skills in a supportive learning environment whilst developing their academic study skills in the areas of writing academic assignments, preparing examinations, giving presentations and participating in seminars and reading research articles.

All pre-sessional English courses will be offered on a full time basis through a seven or twelve week programme at our London Bloomsbury campus. Students will be able to meet their future course leaders and be introduced to the facilities and resources specific to their main degree programmes as well as develop their understanding of University systems, services and facilities.

Fees and funding

On Campus, GISMA Business School, Berlin (October 2017, January 2018):

Programme fees are €15,000, for further details, visit

Online (January, May 2018)

Programme fees are £7,160 with a 10 step instalment plan available.

A deposit of £250 deposit is required to start.

For more funding information, click here.

Online (September 2018)

Programme fees are £8,500 with a 10 step instalment plan available.

A deposit of £250 deposit is required to start.

For more funding information, click here.

Apply now!

Just take your time to complete your application online. One of our advisors will contact you shortly.

To apply to study this course at GISMA Business School, Berlin, visit