This is a critical and research-driven programme that provides an intensive course of study and in-depth knowledge in the field of international human resource management and employment relations. You will:
* Gain an insight into the key theories, policies and practices involved
* Develop the skills to be able critically to appraise complex and contradictory areas of knowledge
* Be able to evaluate the appropriateness of the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods in particular contexts
* Develop a range of personal skills including presentation, argumentation, evaluation, problem solving, interactive and group skills, self-appraisal, and autonomy in the planning and management of learning
You will have the unique experience of learning alongside Human Resources students from Georgetown University, USA during an intensively taught module in the first semester reading week. In order to take advantage of this you will need to be available every day, for the entire week.
You will take the following core modules:
* Comparative Employment Relations
* International Human Resource Management
* International Reward Management
* Managing Diversity
* Research Methods for Business and Management
* The Firm and the Market
Optional modules may include:
* Finance for Development Innovation and Global Competition
* Strategic Games for Managers
* Quantitative Research Methods
* Qualitative Research Methods
Assessment Assessment takes a number of different forms including coursework essays, assignments and presentations, and examinations that take place in May or early June. You must achieve an overall pass in order to progress to your dissertation, which has to be submitted by the end of August, and must also be passed for a degree to be awarded.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.