Taught course

Human Resource Management MSc

University of Brighton · Brighton Business School

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2018. They should be used as a general guide.

We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.

Degree and experience
For entry to MSc Year 1 candidates normally require a good UK degree minimum 2.2 hons (or overseas equivalent) in a people, business, humanities or a social science subject. Candidates with a CIPD qualification and HR experience who successfully complete a pre-entry assignment will also be considered. Work experience in HR is desirable but not essential.

If you are a CIPD chartered member, or have previously completed any CIPD Level 7 qualifications, these may provide exemptions for modules. Contact us to find out if you are entitled to any exemptions for the 1 year full-time course or later entry points for the part-time course.

Months of entry


Course content

Our masters in Human Resource Management prepares you for a senior leadership role in HR with additional professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Chartered Management Institute.

Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem-solving techniques, you will learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HR solutions that drive organisational performance. Everything you learn can be applied in the workplace with immediate effect.

Experienced lecturers will support you through this academic and practice-led course, integrating guest talks from local, national and international HR professionals.

You can also tailor the course to your individual and professional strengths through your final project – focusing on an area you or your current employer is interested in. You can take this course either full-time or part-time.

Guest speakers provide an opportunity to meet and network with successful HR professionals. These informal talks address contemporary issues and give theoretical and practical insights into the industry.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). You can graduate with a degree, a CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management and the CMI's Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Information for international students

For non-native speakers of English
In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in the written test and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

For more details about entry requirements, contact us on business@brighton.ac.uk.

Fees and funding

UK students
2017/18, Full-time: £10,260
International students
2017/18, Full-time: £14,490
We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students. Bursaries and loans may also be available to you.
The full-time version of course is also eligible for the UK Government Postgraduate Loan scheme, which provides loans of up to £10,609 to UK & EU nationals resident in England.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business School
01273 642974