Human Resources is an area of study where professional have uncovered various theories and principles outlining the factors affecting basic human traits like motivation, job satisfaction, well being of employees and the role of rewards or punishments towards motivation. With emerging HR theories and trends, and much debate associated to the field of Human resources, top UK universities offer professional as well as academic courses related to Human Resources. With the education field saturated with different Universities offering similar courses across the world most students still prefer to study with a UK university because of the quality of education and research standards as observed in UK education system.

According to theguardian.com website, the University Leagues Table offers a list of UK universities offering degree courses in the field of Business, Management and Human resources. There are approximately a 117 Universities offering educational courses in this field, with top ranked institutions being University of Oxford, University of Leicester and Edinburgh Napier University.

Where can I study human resources management?


Online Distance Learning UK Masters Degree CoursesIf you are a student looking to carve a career in Human resources, then you might benefit from this blog as we outline the various distance learning programmes that we offer from our partner UK based universities. At Stafford, we offer an undergraduate programme, Master's and a Doctorate programme in the field of Human Resources.

University of Leicester: The University of Leicester is ranked amongst top 2% of universities in the world and the programmes offered by this university  can either be studied purely online or sometimes part time.

  • BSc in Human Resources Management: The BSc HRM degree offered by the University of Leicester offers students with fundamental knowledge pertaining to the field of Human Resources Management and helps develop their concepts of various topics such as organizational behaviour, HRM, employee relations and employee development. The programme can be done in 2 levels, wherein first, they can complete a Diploma  of Higher Education in HRM which is for 19 months, and thereafter, students can progress to the full BSc degree by spending another 19  months towards the course.
  • MSc in Human Resources Management and Training programme : The MSc in Human Resources Management and Training programme is one such UK university HR programme offered completely online. The programme uncovers ongoing debate on Employee development and workplace learning and combines the principles of HR management with real life work based case studies. Students can also choose a specialism module either related to the changing nature of skills and production and performance, Organizational Performance and the global context of human resources development.

The University of Leicester also offers an MBA programme which is taught via blended learning, as a combination of online studies and face to face residential workshops. The MBA programme also comes with an HRM specialization, wherein students can uncover topics related to employee and employer relations, HR laws and managing a diverse workforce.

  • Doctorate of Social Sciences (HRM): For professionals looking to elaborate their pool of knowledge in the field of Human Resources, the University of Leicester offers a remarkable Doctorate programme with specialization in Human Resources Management. Applicants need to hold relevant Master's degree in Human Resources along with experiential achievements in the field of Human Resources.

Edinburgh Napier University: With campuses located across 3 different places, the Edinburgh Napier University is ranked amongst top 5% of universities in the world, as per Times Higher Education World University rankings website. The MSc Human Resources Management offered by this university is one of its kind, offering in depth insight into the various HR topics such as people and organizational development, labour relations, the organizational context of human resources and employee resourcing. Students can also develop their thesis in an HR related topic. This MSc programme is carefully aligned with the curriculum of the prestigious Society of Human Resources Management and upon graduation, students can join this society in exchange for a nominal fees.

Another Master level programme offered by the Edinburgh Napier University in the field of Human Resources is the MBA with a specialization in Human Resources Management . The topics covered in this specialization include Contemporary Human Resources Management and HRM in an international context.

  • Doctorate of Social Sciences (HRM): For professionals looking to elaborate their pool of knowledge in the field of Human Resources, the University of Leicester offers a remarkable Doctorate programme with specialization in Human Resources Management. Applicants need to hold relevant Master's degree in Human Resources along with experiential achievements in the field of Human Resources.

Stafford Global caters to diverse range of professions by offering various degree programmes at all levels and catering to different specializations. If you are a working professional looking to carve a lucrative career whilst studying and working simultaneously, then you need worry as Stafford has got you covered with its vast range of programme offerings.

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