Industrial Relations and Workplace Learning MSc
Duration and mode of study
Two to three years by distance learning. We also offer undergraduate distance learning courses in human resources.
There will be a start date in February, May and October each year with study commencing on the first day of each month.
We are now accepting application for the 1 October 2013 start date. If you wish to apply, the deadline for us to receive your application with full supporting documents is Wednesday 4 September. Find out more information about how to apply.
Payment and registration for October 2013
The deadline for cleared payment (initial fee payment to have been received and cleared into the University’s account) is Wednesday 18 September.
The deadline for registration is midnight UK time Monday 23 September.
- Possession of a first or second-class honours degree (or its equivalent) in a relevant field
- OR an approved professional qualification coupled with three years or more suitable professional experience.
If your first language is not English you will need to satisfy the University's English language requirements.
These are the total course fees. Please note that the fees for our distance learning programmes are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.
October 2013, February 2014 and May 2014
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £6,840
You will have the option to pay:
- Your full tuition fee course on initial registration or
- Half of your course fee on initial registration (the final half of your course fee will be due on the anniversary of your initial registration) or
- Over six instalments over the first two years of your study
The University will accept payment by a number of methods. Please visit the Finance Office website for further information.
The course combines a more traditional focus on industrial relations with workplace learning and broader human resource development issues. This course is designed to meet the learning and professional development needs of a range of practitioners, including trade union organisers and representatives, managers, researchers and policy-makers who are involved in employee relations either from the perspective of the individual or the organisation, as well as those who require a broad academic foundation for work in these fields. Students will generally be involved in delivering, managing or promoting learning and training in an unionised environment.
Please visit the department website for module descriptions.
- Module 1: Employee Development and Workplace Learning
- Module 2: Industrial Relations
- Module 3: students to choose one option, subject to availability
- The Changing Nature of Skills, Production, Performance and Competitiveness
- Implementing Improvements in Organisational Performance
- Comparing National Systems of VET
- Global Context of HRD and HRM
- Module 4: Research Methods
Teaching and assessment methods
The course is studied by distance learning and is based upon the principles of continuous assessment. Each course starts with the Academic Writing Skills (AWS) module, which is designed to prepare you for studying at Masters level at CLMS. You will then be required to complete an assignment of 4,000-5,000 words at the end of each of the four modules and a 16,000-20,000 word dissertation.
Distance Learning Advisers
T: +44(0)116 252 5377