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Human Resource Management and Employment Relations (MSc) (2020 Entry)

Accounting and Finance (BSc) (Full-Time, 2020 Entry)

  • Course Code
  • P-N60A
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick

Human Resource Management and Employment Relations MSc explores the contemporary issues in workplace management and employment relations in a global context. Gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of human resource management and employment relations at Warwick Business School.

Our course includes full Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) accreditation, offering you the chance to gain a Level 7 (Advanced Certificate) CIPD qualification while you study.

Become a thinking practitioner as you explore contemporary issues in workplace management and employment relations in a global context. Discover the value of HRM and employment relations, tailoring the course to your particular interests in these fields, whilst gaining new perspectives from your fellow students.

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Employment Relations
  • Advanced Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice
  • Human Resource Management Professional Practice
  • Researching Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Equality and Diversity


You will be taught by leading experts within the field of human resource management and employment relations, as well as hearing from visiting industry guest lecturers – from managers in international firms, to HR consultants and labour disputes conciliators.

Contact Hours

Each module will have between 27 and 35 hours of contact time, which will usually mean one three-hour session per week for one term, per module. Delivery of modules varies – some are taught over the course of a term, whilst others are delivered in an intensive 5-day block.


You will be assessed by a mix of exams, essays, presentations and group work, followed by your dissertation.

Skills from this degree

  • Tailor your options to your own interests, giving you the opportunity to specialise in Human Resources, Employment Relations, or gain an in-depth understanding of both disciplines
  • Gain practical skills with our compulsory Human Resource Management Professional Practice module. Cover everything from recruitment and selection, to performance management and compensation
  • Gain full CIPD accreditation, with the opportunity to study for a Level 7 (Advanced Certificate) CIPD qualification alongside your MSc
  • Study with European students through the MEST (Master Européen en Sciences du Travail) network

Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent). We welcome applicants from all academic fields.

English language requirements Band B
Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 and component scores

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Additional Course Costs

Warwick offers further information on expected living costs.

This course may also include additional costs.


We have over £2 million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. Scholarship awards range from 25% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, Arup, BAE Systems, BNP Paribas, CitiBank, Deloitte, Delphi, European Central Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, Rolls-Royce, Shell, UBS and Unilever. They have pursued roles such as: actuaries; business and financial project management professionals; chief executives and senior officials; economists, estimators, valuers and assessors, finance and investment analysts and advisers, investment/merchant bankers and taxation experts.

WBS CareersPlus service
We offer you a comprehensive pre-arrival, student, and alumni careers service. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews.

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.