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Amy McCarthy Management ConsultantKPMG
A good UK honours degree (2:2 minimum) or equivalent
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MSc Human Resource Management & Business (HRMB) develops your understanding of the theory and practice of people management in work organisations, addressing the skills required for effective analysis and policy formation. Our graduates go on to work at known brands such as KPMG, Tesco and Rolls-Royce.
This course can be studied as a full-time or part-time option.
This course offers a double degree option - achieve two degrees for the price of one as well as study abroad at one of our partner institutions.
One of the following:
A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class)
Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.
As well as:
Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee
An official academic transcript of your university grades to date
A completed application form.
For International Students:
Duration of course:
Start date: September
The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.
MSc Human Resource Management & Business (HRMB) will develop your understanding of the theory and practice of people management in work organisations, addressing the skills required for effective analysis and policy formation. The course is distinctive in grounding the study of HRM within the broader discipline of management, with an emphasis on change management and strategy.
Learning and teaching
You will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group-working, case studies and both individual and group presentations. Traditional teaching is supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.
You will develop a range of other skills through:
designing and carrying out independent research, including writing research proposals, qualitative and quantitative data analysis (including using SPSS) and reporting
You will cover key areas of HR professional practice, including:
strategic HR, employee resourcing, employee development, employee relations, employee involvement and participation, work motivation
Other business areas covered include:
You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the course is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a project.
Dr Matthew Carter
Dr Matthew Carter is a Senior Research Fellow with a background in Work & Organisational Psychology with extensive experience in quantitative methodology gained from coordinating the NHS National Staff Survey, in conjunction with the organisational sponsor the Care Quality Commission, between 2003 and 2011.
More than a masters
The Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integrated module which runs throughout your course. Focusing on professional development and employability, this module gives you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you will gain throughout the year. You'll have the opportunity to:
Study abroad with one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK or overseas or get involved in a global business challenge simulation.
This course will prepare you for a wide range of roles in the related fields of HR, personnel and recruitment. Recent graduate positions include:
Folkert Van Dam MSc Human Resource Management and Business
Watch the whole interview to find out more about his experiences on this course
Fees 2018/19 UK/EU: £10,280 International: £17,950
Scholarships: Find out more about our scholarships here.
Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries If you are starting a postgraduate course in the academic year 2018-19 you are eligible to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary. Each bursary is worth £500 and they are open to students from anywhere in the world. Iraklis Manganas, studying MSc in Human Resources Management and Business at Aston, was one of the Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary Winners 2017.