Taught course

Human Resource Management

Aston University · Aston Business School

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class)
  • Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.

As well as:

  • Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee
  • An official academic transcript of your university grades to date
  • A completed application form.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Human Resource Management is your stepping stone to a rewarding and fulfilling career. This CIPD accredited course will guide you through all aspects of people management. You’ll learn key HR and business theory and develop the practical skills needed for specialist HR roles.

You’ll study fascinating subject areas, including Organisational Behaviour, which considers what motivates different people. Then Employment Law explores the legislation businesses must adhere to, whilst Learning and Development looks at how organisations ensure their people have the skills to give them the competitive advantage. Given this breadth of knowledge, you’ll develop a well-rounded understanding of HRM theory and how to practically apply it.

Our recent graduates have gone onto to secure roles with prestigious national and international organisations, including KPMG, Unilever, Kier and the Civil Service. With a reputation for graduate employability, we can help you fulfil your career aspirations.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), this course will open doors and enhance your career prospects offers. Graduates of this degree have the knowledge required to become a Chartered Member of the CIPD, an essential requirement for progression in a HR career.

Our students have been successful in securing positions with prestigious, international companies and at leading consultancy firms. We benefit from strong partnerships and close links to business and industry, both in the UK and internationally.

With our focus on doing business, you’ll have many opportunities to gain practical work experience as part of your programme. You’ll be able to undertake work placements lasting up to one-year and Aston Business Clinic gives you the chance to support small businesses and start-ups with consultancy projects. By gaining work experience whilst you study with us, this will fast-track your pathway to CIPD Chartered Member status.

You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme.

Information for international students

Students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Find out more about our scholarships here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
0121 204 3200