Taught course

Human Resource Management

Newcastle University · Newcastle University Business School

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and at least two years of relevant industry experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Human Resource Management MA aims to provide you with a firm foundation in the knowledge and skills required to pursue a successful career in this specialist field.
Through the course you will gain an understanding of:
•the principal internal and external environment contexts of contemporary organisations
•key human resource (HR) functions
•major contemporary research evidence on employment
•effective approaches to HR learning and development practice
•perspectives and debates on employment relations
The course is aimed at you if you intend to pursue a career in human resource management (HRM) or if you are at the early stages of building your career in this area. It complements our International Human Resource Management MA, designed for those intending to pursue an international career within this field.
Professional skills development
You are encouraged to develop the critical self-analysis and personal skills that underpin future career development and support the process of lifelong learning. The emphasis on skill development will also help you to meet the professional development requirements of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
The course will enable you to develop:
•a strong sense of self-awareness and of your own strengths and weaknesses as managers and colleagues
•a critical understanding of the complexities and contested nature of leadership and management and the contextual opportunities for development
•intellectual, social and professional skills necessary to design, apply and practise coaching and mentoring programmes and services in work organisations, and apply them in supporting personal and performance development.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our on-line Prospectus for further information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office, Business School, Newcastle University Business School
+44 (0) 191 208 1503