University of Greenwich

HR specific/related courses: MA in Human Resource Management ( one year full-time, three years part-time); MA in International Human Resource Management (one year full-time, three years part-time); MA in Employment Strategy (one year fast-track block release or more usually one and a half years block release); MA in Strategic Human Resource Development (one year fast-track block release or more usually one and a half years block release); CIPD Professional Management Foundation programme/Professional Qualification Scheme (two years part-time); BA Hons Human Resource Management (three years full-time, four years sandwich, six years part time).

Entry reguirements: see website

About the college: Its roots go back to Woolwich Polytechnic, established in 1890, which pioneered part-time and sandwich education. Spread across three campuses from Greenwich to Medway, the university has grown over the last 10 years to become a major player in the
region and student numbers, including those enrolled at partner colleges, have increased to 18,250.

It works in more than 80 countries around the world carrying out research, consultancy and teaching and there are projects going on as far afield as China, Russia and Australia.

It has made steady progress in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) ratings and the average grade per researcher in the 2001 RAE rose to 3a.

The business school has more than 2,000 students and is based at the Maritime Greenwich campus and some courses are taught at the Kings Hill Institute in West Malling, Kent.

The largest research group, the Work and Employment Research Unit (WERU, carries out research and consultancy in HR and also houses the NHS-funded Innovations in Pay and Grading Research Project.

A number of mergers have taken place over the years and in 1970 it became ThamesPolytechnic.

It was designated the University of Greenwich in 1992.

Star HR academics: Dr Anna Pollert, professor of employment relations, who has written widely on the gender implications of employment relations.

Following research on the East West Programme, she has had work published on industrial relations in post-communist countries and her most recent book, Transformation at Work in the New Market Economies of Central Eastern Europe, is a critical account of wider theories of transformation.

Dr Janet Druker, professor of HRM and director of research at the business school, who is currently working with Dr Celia Stanworth on a study of employment bureaux and the private recruitment industry.

Contacts details: University of Greenwich, Maritime Greenwich Campus, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row , Greenwich, SE10 9LS. Telephone: 020 8331 8000. Website:

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