Taught course

Human Resource Management

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

You’ll need a UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

People are critical to organisational success and, as a HR professional, you play a vital role in your approach to managing people. This course will provide you with the knowledge and expertise to add value to organisations.

Open to students from all academic backgrounds, this CIPD accredited course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the world of HR. It will help you to develop the specialist skills you’ll need to progress to HR management (HRM) roles, or to take the next step in your current HR career.

Adding value

Strong HRM can make a real difference to organisations. Whether you already work in HR and want to become professionally qualified, or you're looking to move into the field, we’ll help you to achieve your ambition. You can choose to study a PgDip or the full MSc, whichever suits your commitments and motivations.

On this course you’ll cover the essentials of HR, including employment law, diversity and inclusion and contemporary areas such as HR analytics. If you complete the full MSc, you’ll also complete a project where you’ll investigate a contemporary HRM issue of your choice.

Features and Benefits

  • CIPD accredited – our Business School is a CIPD Accredited Programme Provider. This accreditation demonstrates our excellence in delivering HRM teaching to CIPD standards and solidifies our links to global businesses.
  • Triple accredited – our Business School holds the globally recognised trio of accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, placing us among the best business schools in the world.
  • Taught by HRM experts – our lecturers specialise in various disciplines within HRM and have extensive experience working in the profession.
  • Industry insights – attend talks and debates organised by the Manchester Industrial Relations Society. Enhance your knowledge at conferences and workshops and enjoy networking opportunities through the local CIPD branch.
  • Rise Programme – all students are eligible to take part in curricular activities with Rise. These might include research internships, project work and certifications. Find out more
  • Cutting-edge research – learn how the experts from the Decent Work and Productivity research centre provide tailor-made solutions for public and private-sector clients.
  • Relevant assessment methods – complete your masters through a series of coursework submissions.

Information for international students

International students please visit our website for more information.

Fees and funding

Funding information available, please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    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

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969