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MSc Business Management (Human Resource Management)

MSc Business Management (Human Resource Management)

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21 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Resources Management Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Develop your business management skills with a focus on human resource management that you can study any time or place during term time


Our online (part-time) MSc Business Management (HRM) will equip you with the practical skills and expertise to help further your career in human resources.

During the course you’ll learn about business and human resource management (HRM) theory, including developing skills needed to successfully manage and motivate staff, real issues faced by contemporary human resource managers, and international HRM.

This course is designed to deliver accessible, creative and flexible postgraduate business education and offer a choice in how, when and where you study.

You can pay for this course flexibly on a module-by-module basis. This means that you don't have to pay the full course cost upfront.

Course details

Sharing much of its content with the online (part-time) MSc Business Management, this course offers you the opportunity to pursue a specialism in HRM, opening doors to increased career opportunities at postgraduate level.

The course puts HRM in an international context and will inform you about contemporary HRM and how to apply this to real life scenarios.

You’ll gain a sound theoretical grounding in business and management theory with a focus on HRM and stimulate an enquiring, analytical approach to widen the application of your business management skills to support a range of career routes in human resource management.

This course is ideally suited to individuals who intend to balance their personal commitments with their studies. It will build on your existing experience and knowledge and enhance it with contemporary business theory, giving you the expertise you need to take on senior roles.


Assessments for this course include:

  • Reports / case studies
  • Digital end of unit test
  • Dissertation
  • Project
  • Essays


In recent years, students have come to our MSc courses with degrees from many different disciplines, and have gone on to build careers in a range of industries in the public, private and voluntary/not-for-profit sectors.


Research Methods (20 Credits)
Leadership, Strategy and Innovation (20 Credits)
Business Economics and Finance in a Global Environment (20 Credits)
Dissertation (40 Credits)
Creating Business Excellence and Marketing (20 Credits)
Organisational Change and Management (20 Credits)
Contemporary HRM (20 Credits)
HRM in an International Context (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.