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

We provide an intensive and interactive learning experience through significant contact hours and small class sizes. 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 Masters degree programmes with the professionally-recognised CMI qualifications.


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?

Online students will get access to course content from any place and at any time. As an online student you’ll receive:

  • HD video lectures 24/7
  • Online forums
  • Support, guidance, and careers advice from De Broc School of Business and our online learning provider, InterActive
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 
Fees and funding

Online (September 2017, January 2018)

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

A deposit of £250 deposit is required to start.

Online (May 2017)

Programme fees are at £6,950 with a 10 step instalment plan available.

A deposit of £250 deposit is required to start.

For more funding information, click here.

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