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Human Resource Management PG Cert, PG Dip, MSc

Human Resource Management PG Cert, PG Dip, MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Resources Management

Course type


Course Summary

Our postgraduate Human Resource Management (HRM) course builds on core human resource management theory and practice to examine the range of people management challenges which organisations face. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

To undertake this course you don't need to have previous work or study experience in the field of Human Resource Management. As part of the course we deliver teaching in the key concepts and practices of HRM, alongside developing the practical skills you need to become a successful HRM professional. In your final semester you'll also have the opportunity to do a consultancy case study, acting as a HR consultant to fictional companies, while solving realistic HR problems.

CIPD accreditation

CIPD accreditation ensures you’ll study materials which are current, and industry led.
Student membership of CIPD enables you to attend networking events including the annual student conference.
The accreditation offers additional opportunities to network with industry professionals at CIPD events.

Course objectives

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the internal and external environmental contexts of contemporary organisations within which managers, HR professionals, and workers interact.
  • Engage with contemporary research on employment and effective approaches to human resource practice.
  • Understand the link between people management practices and positive organisational outcomes.
  • Reflect on theory and professional practice from an ethical, professional, and responsible management standpoint.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Professional Skills for HRM (20 Credits) - Core
The Business Context (20 Credits) - Core
Employment Relations (20 Credits) - Core
Strategic and Operational HRM (20 Credits) - Core
Consultancy Case Study (60 Credits)

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 minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply