Students can choose to take the course on a full-time or part-time basis. The course can be completed in one academic year if attended full-time. Otherwise, it will take two years to complete the qualification, with students attending at least one full day each week. Students will also submit a research-based dissertation at the end of the course.
Students applying for the course will need a good honours degree.
Core modules include employment relations in Britain, managing HR, labour law, management research methods, understanding business ethics and gender and work. There are also a number of optional modules, such as managing organisational change, strategic marketing, financial resource management and managing in a changing environment. A dissertation based on an HR or employment relations issue, is also required.
The course aims to help delegates develop a broader understanding of employees' affect on organisational performance across all levels of management. It will suit those intending to pursue a career in management education or training in the HR/employment relations area, and those who want to undertake research on HR/employment relations issues in a consultancy or commercial setting.