Entry requirements

To apply, you'll need either an honours degree (or equivalent) or a CIPD level 5 qualification. As we accept applications on an individual basis, we also look at your experience in HR as this can be just as valuable as a degree.

We also interview applicants as part of our admissions. Interviews help us gauge who you are as a person as well as a prospective student. If your first language is not English or your language of instruction at undergraduate level was not English you be required to demonstrate English proficiency at a score of IELTS level 6.5 or its equivalent.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our general entry requirements page.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Gain the confidence and skills to take the next step in your Human Resources career with our Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) aligned master’s in human resource management.

You will develop your understanding of business concepts, theoretical and legal frameworks and leadership skills. Recent graduates have gone to secure positions, including Employee Relations Specialist, Learning and Development Manager, HR Business Partner and Diversity Manager.

Why study this subject?

If you are looking to become a socially responsible, ethical, knowledgeable, creative and dynamic practitioner then look no further than a postgraduate human resources degree.

Taught by industry-experienced academics our degree will help you explore specialist areas within human resources, from organisational psychology to employment law and develop your skills so you can contribute to business and society as a whole whilst applying and maintaining the highest professional standards.

Companies are always looking to invest in their success and one way they do this is through recruiting skilled and qualified leaders and managers. Having a good balance of academic qualifications with professional skills is the perfect way to stand out from the crowd and impress employers. Our MA Human Resource Management will help you communicate and deliver effective business solutions that optimise the people resources of your organisation in the key areas of Responsible and Sustainable Growth; Wellbeing, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; and Talent Management and Development.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

Once you join Buckinghamshire New University you become part of our vibrant and diverse community. We are dedicated and focused on ensuring you receive the best possible experience whilst studying with us. We know that everyone is different and our high lecturer to student ratio ensures that you are treated as an individual and will receive continual and first-hand support throughout your MA. In short, we want you to build upon the experience you have gained in industry and expand your abilities so you can graduate with the relevant knowledge to progress your career.

We offer a range of core and optional modules to ensure you can create a degree that truly reflects your interests and evolves your skill set. Optional modules seek to cover global HR for a broader comparative perspective, enabling an evaluation of a range of crucial issues on a global scale.

A live consultancy project, paired with self-reflection assessment, rounds off your journey by cementing and displaying your professional competencies developed as part of the programme.

What will I study?

We know that taking the next step in your career is can be an exciting but daunting prospect, studying a postgraduate qualification can be the perfect way to learn the vital knowledge and skills needed to advance whilst having the support of industry experienced academics to help you put your ideas into action.

From wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion to talent management, and human resource leadership to employment law and relations, by the end of the programme you will have developed a strategic, integrated and holistic perspective on organisations and management. You will be confident in your leadership capabilities and be prepared for senior human resources management career advancement.

Information for international students

For further support and advice please visit our International Students section on our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,400 per year
International students
£15,400 per year

What are the tuition fees?


Home, Academic Year 2023 - 2024

£10,400 per year


Overseas/International, Academic Year 2023 - 2024

£15,400 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
0330 123 2023