Cardiff University

HR specific/related courses: MSc Human Resource Management. Cardiff Business School also undertakes bespoke courses for companies.

Founded: Established by Royal Charter in 1883.

College CV: Centrally located, Cardiff University has around 15,300 students, with a quarter of these pursuing postgraduate study. Students come from 107 countries around the world. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 24 research areas were awarded the top, Grade 5, rating (seven of these were further distinguished by a star rating), which takes Cardiff’s overall ranking to seventh out of 106 universities. It is a member, by invitation, of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Twenty-one subject areas were awarded the ‘Excellent’ rating for teaching, which is one of the highest totals for a UK university. Cardiff Business School is the largest academic department at the university and is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading business schools. For research places, it is ranked sixth out of more than 100 university business schools and management centres in the UK.

The HRM section of the Business School links with a number of units to carry out research in all areas relating to personnel management, organisational behaviour and industrial relations. These include research divisions covering trades unions, employment, and local and regional governments.

Star HR academics: Many of the academics who teach on the programme are leaders in their field.

Entry: Applications will be considered from recent graduates, or those with a similar level of qualification gained by other methods.

Alumni: It has a pro-active alumni programme, including events, a magazine, message service and mentoring by e-mail. There is a dedicated area on the website.

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