Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides the opportunity to develop requisite underpinning values, core knowledge and behaviours to support access to the professional grades of CIPD membership. It will allow you to identify, develop and apply appropriate interpersonal, organisational and functional skills required to embark on a career in HRM as reflexive practitioner. This programme integrates and explains the interrelationships between employment relation dynamics, legal, and strategic dimensions of managing and engaging people in organisations. It enables students to evaluate contemporary and future trends in HRM from critical perspectives. You will develop a critical understanding of Human Resource Management as a body of theory and practice and gives you the opportunity to become a graduate who can operate in a changing global context using a range of practical, analytical and in-depth research project skills.

*This accreditation is subject to approval from the professional body.

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Key features

  • Benefit from membership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK’s leading professional body for all HR practitioners.
  • You will be taught by expert academics with first-hand experience of researching or working in human resource management.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Find out more about funding here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiry Team
+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70