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MSc Human Resource Management Degree

MSc Human Resource Management Degree

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Resources Management

Course type


Course Summary


Our MSc Human Resource Management programme is approved by the Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is ideal for those interested in developing a career in human resource management, personnel or allied fields of management.

Subject to appropriate option choices and professional membership, graduates will meet the knowledge requirements for Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for Human Resources, Employment Relations and related professions in the UK.

Our MSc Human Resource Management programme is taught by academics with both a strong track record in human resource management related research and practitioner HR experience. It focuses on developing critical thinking and analytical skills alongside more practical skills required for a career in people management. These practical skills include making presentations, role-play practice in handling challenging situations, and problem solving skills through case study analysis.

Our links to the CIPD reinforce the professional skills and behaviours that you develop throughout the course, as well as providing the opportunity for networking with business leaders and HR professionals.

We pride ourselves on the international perspective which is a theme throughout the programme, as is the emphasis on ethical best practice which one would expect from aspiring professionals. Loughborough School of Business and Economics is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), and these values are reflected throughout the programme.

Our masters in Human Resource Management offers you the opportunity to explore a range of aspects relating to Human Resource Management. Optional modules enable you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake an individual research project on an agreed topic, guided by one of our expert research supervisors.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Human Resource Management programmeis ideal for graduates looking to study a CIPD-approved MSc to prepare them for a career in develop a career in human resource management, personnel or allied fields of management.

Your personal and professional development

Our School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Most large and medium sized organisations employ HR and personnel specialists and the programme aims to prepare our students for professional roles in the global Human Resource community. Graduates will be well equipped to bring expertise to both specialist HR and more general management roles in both private and public sector organisations.

Students are encouraged to become student members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and are then able to attend local branch meetings as well as national events, both of which offer excellent opportunities for networking.

Loughborough University’s Careers Network has a range of resources dedicated for post graduate business students, and can offer both UK and international students advice and guidance on steps to develop their future careers.

Your personal development

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting you with your personal and professional development, all our Business and Economics postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend an impressive range of extra-curricular masterclasses and public lectures – all on campus and free of charge.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will develop a strategic perspective on human resource management (HRM) practice, developing your understanding of how market environment, technology and other environmental forces shape the practice of HRM.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification), ideally with a substantial business, management or cognate social science component. Applicants with a 2:2 or from a different discipline may be considered with relevant work experience.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more