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Human Resource Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Resources Management

Course type


Course Summary

With an optional 6-month internship and membership/additional qualifications from the prestigious Chartered Management Institute, this one-year full-time, specialist programme is designed to inspire you to lead and develop others, through effective management of resourcing, talent and change.

This is a highly contemporary course, which brings you right up to date with latest emerging contexts, such as global shifts in economic power, climate change, employer branding, changing work patterns, and how to build an inclusive organisation that is rooted in both global diversity, best practices and intercultural competence. Your time at university is an important investment in your future career potential and ability to compete for the most desirable graduate jobs.

Key features

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
  • Optional 6-month internship
  • Certificate in Strategic Management (CMI qualification) optionally awarded* upon successful completion of the course which will greatly impact your long-term career aspirations. You will also have access to Associate Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • UK/EU students can opt to do the course on a part-time basis.

Certificate in Strategic Management (a Chartered Management Institute qualification) optionally awarded upon successful completion of the'programme, which will greatly impact your long term career aspirations. You will also have access to Associate Membership of the CMI.

Study options

It is possible to study towards a Masters award (nine modules) or either of the interim awards:

Postgraduate Certificate
To gain a Postgraduate Certificate students must successfully complete three modules, which may be all taught or a combination of taught and individual study modules.

Postgraduate Diploma
After completing the Postgraduate Certificate, it is possible to complete a further three modules to achieve the award of Postgraduate Diploma.


Assessments will involve both written coursework assignments and examinations in the key areas of management. The Masters award will require students to complete a supervised 10,000 word Dissertation.

A wide variety of assessment methods are used, including case studies, research projects, reports, presentations, business simulations and examinations.

Transferable skills

Alongside your academic development, you will be able to develop your key transferable skills, including:

  • Project management and problem solving skills
  • Planning, analysis, organisation and implementation skills
  • Teamwork, leadership and personal efficiency
  • Communication skills
  • Practical experience of relevant commercial software
  • Development of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Business Investigation & Discovery
Coaching and Mentoring for Business Leaders
Strategy, Sustainability & the Global Economy
Leadership and Change Management
Strategic Resourcing and Talent Management
Engaging the Diverse Workforce

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

Either a first or second-class Honours Degree or equivalent.