MSc Human Resource Management and the Future of WorkFind a programme
New programme for 2021
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Start date||September 2021|
The MSc Human Resource Management and the Future of Work is an intensive master’s-level specialist programme for graduates who have a prior qualification in social sciences and wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the practice, theory and policy of the world of work.
The future of work has become one of the defining debates of our generation. Whilst the greening of our economies will create millions of jobs, many traditional forms of work will also disappear. The digital economy fosters greater connectivity and access to technologies, but also has the potential to disrupt labour markets. The future of work creates many challenges, but countless opportunities exist to improve the quality of working lives and reverse the damages inflicted by global inequality and the climate crisis.
This 12-month full-time programme will appeal to students who want to engage, respond to and be part of the global challenges related to Human Resource Management and the Future of Work. We aim to develop analytical and confident critical thinkers through research-led teaching. You will gain insight into the nature of Human Resource Management and the complexity of organisations from a variety of disciplines and will be armed with the relevant knowledge to apply theory to practice.
You will be part of a dynamic and diverse body of staff and students in Bristol and will be taught by experienced academics. Staff in the School of Management are engaged in conducting pioneering research that is shaping policy and practice in the UK, Europe and globally.
Fees for 2021/22
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:
- UK: full-time
- Overseas (including EU): full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2021/22
The School of Management has a number of scholarships available for international students towards the cost of tuition fees for this programme. Find out more about the Future Leaders Postgraduate Scholarship.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Students will study six core units (20 credits each) throughout the programme. You will start by studying core theories and concepts including employment relations, HRM in the global economy and the context of work in the 21st Century.
In term two you will focus on the ‘future(s)’ and ‘alternatives’ to work and organisation engaging in timely debates on what the world of work could look like. Finally, in the summer term, the dissertation provides an opportunity for independent research and in-depth investigation into a topic area that can be adapted to reflect your interests and career choices.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Human Resource Management and the Future of Work.
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an applied social science or related field such as Economics, Accounting, Management, Business, Policy Studies, Sociology, Development, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Politics, Psychology, International Studies, Political Economy and Human Geography.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
We aim to guide, teach, foster and develop knowledgeable, thoughtful and ethical practitioners who can thrive in a range of future job prospects within a global environment.
Group work, presentations and innovative assessments based on real-life organisations will develop the teamwork and communication skills expected in today's workplace.
This degree provides excellent preparation for all careers in Human Resource Management and you will graduate with many transferable skills suitable for general career development as well as for further study. Students graduating from this degree will find employment in a wide range of for and non-profit organisations as well as non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, trade unions, inter-governmental organisations and the third sector.
12 February 2021 for students domiciled in China. 29 July 2021 for all applicants. Early applications recommended; places may fill before the deadline. As students from different regions tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some regions may close earlier in the year.
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REF 2014 results
- 20% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 45% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 30% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 5% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.