CERIC houses a vibrant learning and research environment incorporating not only established researchers at Leeds but also doctoral and visiting researchers. It creates an environment that encourages and stimulates new research ideas and collaborations whilst fostering new research talent. Doctoral students are considered core members of CERIC and are encouraged to participate in the life of the Centre.


As part of this commitment to continuous learning and dissemination, CERIC organises a regular programme of seminars, workshops and conferences and will look to publish a working paper series and a periodic (twice yearly) digest of hot topics in employment relations research based on the work of the Centre.

The Centre's current flagship teaching programmes include:

MA Diversity Management 

This course is designed to establish strong links with key players in the field of diversity management in the public and private sectors. It will provide you with a critical understanding of regulatory change and recent legislative developments in diversity management and equality issues by combining international research-led teaching with hands-on practical application. You can study full-time over the course of one year, or part-time over the course of two or three years.

Our programme has been developed in collaboration with leading professionals in diversity management in both the public and private sectors. It represents a valuable qualification for anyone seeking to pursue a career in diversity management or equal opportunities in the UK, Europe or worldwide.

MA Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited)

The MA Human Resource Management (HRM) programme combines rigorous academic research from leading experts with the practical application of HRM principles in the modern workplace, and resources to enhance your own professional development. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills that are highly valued by employers and many of our graduates have gone on to work with leading organisations in the public and private sectors.

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as meeting the advanced-level underpinning knowledge of an HR professional. You can opt to take the HR Practitioner Pathway to enhance your professional development.

The Practitioner Pathway includes additional practical and interactive skills sessions, led by industry specialists and informed by the CIPD HR Profession Map. The HR Practitioner Pathway is optional but strongly recommended for those aspiring to become HR professional practitioners.

Achieving the underpinning knowledge for CIPD membership while studying for your MA is extremely valuable. If you intend to pursue a career path as an HR professional, the practical skills you obtain from membership will enhance your employability. The CIPD is an internationally recognised professional body with over 135,000 members, providing support and development for HR professionals within organisations.

MA Work, Care and Migration

CERIC at Leeds University Business School are pleased to be working in partnership with the School of Sociology and Social Policy to deliver a new taught postgraduate programme, starting in the academic year 2014/15.
The MA Work, Care and Migration draws on the expertise of researchers in both Schools, and is part of the Building Sustainable Societies project at the University of Leeds.  The MA will offer two exciting new modules, including 'International Employment Policy and Labour Mobility', which will be taught by CERIC members. The module will focus on how the public policy responses to rapid population ageing and the crises of care have impacted upon the organisation of work and labour mobility at a global level.
For further information about the programme, please visit the School of Sociology and Social Policy website at http://www.sociology.leeds.ac.uk/postgraduates/postgraduate-taught/ma-work-care-migration.

Alternatively, you can download the course brochure here.

BA Human Resource Management
(CIPD Accredited)

Course Title: BA Human Resource Management
UCAS Code: N611
Duration: 3 Years Full Time
Entry Requirements: AAB at A level. Plus GCSE Maths grade C and English Language grade B. See entry requirements for full details and equivalent qualifications.

This degree programme offers you the opportunity to study Human Resource Management (HRM) using a combination of economic, political, psychological and sociological methods. Covering the core concepts, practices and techniques of the subject, this programme also develops analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required by the business world and employers in both the private and public sectors. Completion of this Human Resource Management programme provides a quality social sciences degree in an increasingly important applied field. It provides a mature understanding of the modern economy, the nature of businesses and the role HRM can play within it.

BA Management and the Human Resource

Course Title: BA Management and the Human Resource
UCAS Code: TBC (to be confirmed)
Duration: 3 Years Full Time
Entry Requirements: AAB at A level. Plus GCSE Maths grade C and English Language grade B. See entry requirements for full details and equivalent qualifications.

New for 2014, this degree allows you a detailed study in strategic business management with a specialist focus in Human Resource Management. It is the perfect programme if you are looking for a semi-vocational degree, whilst also wanting to gain wider skills and knowledge in the other key business functions. Similar to our BA Human Resource Management, this degree meets all of the knowledge criteria for CIPD accreditation, visit our website for the latest information.

During your Management and the Human Resource degree you will have the opportunity to select further specialist modules in the subject area such as Strategic Management, Gender and Equality in Comparative Perspective, and Diversity Management. Or you could explore other areas of business as the range of optional modules reflects all the subject areas studied and researched within the Business School including Industrial Economics, Marketing, and an Introductional to Financial Accounting.

The latest UG elective modules for 2013/14 are now available and more details can be found by clicking the links below.

Level 2 module options
Level 3 module options