Our department is focused on developing a greater understanding of how work affects people's lives, and how people's behaviour at work affects an organisation's success. We are committed to developing our students' employability as managers and good organisational citizens of the future.


Teaching and research cover a range of disciplines, including organisational behaviour, human resource management, employment relations, business ethics, managing across cultures, managing diversity, leadership and career development.

We aim to develop our students' abilities within these areas by applying innovative approaches to learning.

We run some of the most popular programmes in the university in which students gain a broad understanding of the functions of business, and which prepare them to become general managers. We offer specialist undergraduate programmes, as well as a number of postgraduate programmes in the field of human resource management.


Central London is a short journey away, allowing our programmes to have connections to strong professional institutions. Our programmes offer a highly relevant and academically stimulating curriculum that meet employers' needs.

Accreditation's and professional bodies

The department has long-standing links with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Our MA in human resource management leads directly to full chartered membership of the CIPD, while students on other Human Resource Management programmes may apply to become student members of the CIPD.


Our research activity ensures that our teaching and learning is kept fresh, relevant and up to date. The department is actively involved in research and has papers published in respected academic journals on a regular basis. The Work & Employment Research Unit and the Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Research Unit provide a focus for this work. Some staff have achieved international acclaim in their field of research and contribute to conferences all over the world.

Professor Zoe Morrison
Head of Department