Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to hold at least a second-class honours degree (2.2 or above) or overseas equivalent. The University uses a range of relevant selection criteria including academic qualifications, professional experience, evidence of likely commitment to academic study, and an estimate of a candidate’s future potential.


Months of entry


Course content

Keele Management School's MA Human Resource Management programme provides an in-depth academic study of Human Resource Management equipping you to work, research or teach in the subject area.

You will develop an understanding of the employment relationship and an excellent grounding in the theory and practice of Human Resource Management, labour management and industrial relations. The programme examines key institutions, problems and issues in contemporary Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, including the rights and interests of employees as well as the formation and impact of public policy.

This programme provides an excellent foundation for a career in the management of human resources and associated management positions in both the public and private sectors. You will also have the opportunity to apply for an applied company research project in place of a dissertation. This will allow you to apply your learning in a real world environment.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be required to take an internationally recognised English language test such as IELTS or equivalent English language qualification. The minimum entry level is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest or equivalent English language test scores.

Fees and funding

Information on funding can be found at:


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Dr Tricia Dawson
+44 (0)1782 734271