The taught modules are assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a project.
In addition to these taught modules students will also be required to participate in a number of skills workshops designed to develop their core HR professional skills.
Dr Jonathan Crawshaw (Full-time route)
Jonathan is himself an alumnus of the Aston University MSc in HRM programme, graduating and gaining his CIPD accreditation in 2000. He went on to study for his PhD at Aston, with his research focussing on the relationships between individual and organisational career management strategies. Of particular interest was the role of fairness and justice in employees’ evaluations of, and reactions to, organisational career management policies and practices. He eventually gained his PhD in 2005. Recent research has begun to explore the career experiences and strategies of HR professionals. His research has been published in internationally regarded journals, including the Human Resource Management Journal and Industrial Relations Journal, and he is a regular attendee and contributor to important international conferences on HRM.
Dr Nicholas Theodorakopoulos (Part-time route)
BSc, MBA, PhD
Dr Nicholas Theodorakopoulos is the Director of the MSc Human Resource Management & Business (part-time route) and the MSc Strategic Human Resource Management for Human Resource Professionals. He holds an award-winning PhD in the field of Strategic Entrepreneurship and he is an active member of the Aston Centre for Human Resources. His specialist areas of research, academic publications and teaching include Strategic Management, Entrepreneurial Learning and Innovation and Diverse Entrepreneurship. He has taught these subjects in the UK and the Far East. Apart from contributing to a number of books, his papers have won prizes in international conferences and have been published in reputable academic journals, including Work, Employment and Society, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Public Administration, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, and International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management.