Taught course

Human Resource Management

Lancaster University · Organisation, Work and Technology

Entry requirements

A degree in Management, Business Studies, Social Sciences, History, Philosophy, English, Languages, Arts or other Humanities. Relevant work experience is beneficial but not essential.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers in-depth analyses of human resource management themes such as workforce planning, encompassing recruitment, retention and reward, and conflict management. It acknowledges the centrality of knowledge to organising, and the role of change in contemporary organisations. You will learn about the importance of the human resource in organising, and the conditions necessary for fostering the development of people and knowledge, and you will hone the capabilities and skills necessary to manage the human resource function effectively.

The programme will give you an excellent grounding in the knowledge and skills needed to embark on a career in HR, management and business, and provides an excellent preparation for a professional management career or to further study at PhD level.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) (subject to validation).


· Advanced Study Skills

· Dissertation

· Human Resource Management I

· Human Resource Management II

· Knowledge and Global Organisations

· Knowledge Management

· Organisations in the 21st Century

· The Management of Organisational Change

· The Production of Managerial Knowledge I: The Rise of Management Ideas and Concepts

· The Production of Managerial Knowledge II: Analysing Management in Practice

· The Production of Managerial Knowledge III: Quantitative Methods

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent (minimum element scores apply).

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,500 per year
International students
£18,000 per year


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work10
Dissertation40 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 510961