Entry requirements

The admission requirement is normally an Honours degree from a good university, with an 'excellent' or 'very good' classification, in any subject area. A degree in business or management will not be a pre-requisite. Work experience is not a requirement for entry to the programme. However, relevant work may increase your chances of acceptance.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today's HR professionals and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations.

Managing people - an organisation's most valuable and often most costly resource - has for a long time been a key business challenge. Changing economic, financial, demographic, and political landscapes mean that the constitution of effective human resource management and how it may best be practiced is constantly evolving.

Recent developments indicate clearly that the portfolio of HRM responsibilities within organisations is growing with the need for employee engagement with broader policies such as corporate social responsibility and work-life balance

The programme has been designed to provide a combination of courses that will enable the professional development of future HR managers. It will draw upon the diverse and extensive research portfolios of members of the organisational studies group and combine theoretical and research insight with practical skills and opportunities for application of knowledge to real-life HR issues.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

MSc Admissions Team
+44 (0) 131 650 9663