MSc Human Resource Management

MSc Human Resource Management

The programme is international by design. Many different cultural contexts will provide the setting for discussions. You will learn by working with others and building on your experiences and those of your fellow students.

You will explore issues including employee relations and employee engagement, learning and development, employee resourcing and talent management, globalisation and international forces, social and technological change and government policies and regulation.

You can choose to study this course with a Year in Industry, allowing you to apply your learning and gain valuable experience. If you choose a Year in Industry you will be studying for a total of 2 years. Your first year will be a teaching year. In your second year you will either be on placement or conducting a skills and research based module.

This programme:

  • Develops the skills essential for HR work such as leading and working in teams, making decisions, managing financial information, communicating effectively and helping others to learn.
  • Places a strong emphasis on practice-based learning. You will be asked to evaluate research and theory and consider its relevance to practice.
  • Develops academic and research skills such as assessing information and critically evaluating its relevance preparing you for higher level study.
  • Supports the skills needed to operate effectively and competently in an international context.
  • Uses assessment methods which mirror organisation-based activities.
  • Provides a supportive platform for critical reflection, through the application of academic theories to real work situations

Entry Requirements


Entry onto this postgraduate course requires a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in a related discipline from a UK ENIC listed institution.

If your undergraduate honours degree is not in a related discipline but you can demonstrate extensive professional experience in the subject, your application will be considered.

International Students

If you're an international student, you'll need to demonstrate experience, or qualifications equivalent to those above.

If your first language is not English you must show evidence of English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.


Entry onto this postgraduate course will require you to demonstrate current or recent work experience. This will enable you to fully engage with the course. 

APEL policy

If you can't meet these minimum requirments it may be possible to take into account evidence of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) as an alternative method of meeting the programme’s entry requirements. In such a case, appropriate references and records of employment might be presented to support the applicant’s case for admission.

Course Details

Perspectives on Sustainable Business
Global Strategic HRM in Context
Managing Employee Performance and Reward in a Competitive Environment
Researching Contemporary Business Issues
Data Analytics and the Blockchain
Employment Law in Practice
Employment Relations in the Contemporary Organisation
The Dynamics of Recruitment and Selection
Managing Learning and Development
Capstone Project

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