Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Essex · Essex Business School

Entry requirements

A good 2.2 or equivalent. Relevant work experience can also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our postgraduate course in HRM will ensure that you have the knowledge, skills and understanding to become a highly successful practitioner and leader in your field. It provides an academically rigorous and practical grounding in the core areas of HR practice and theory including developing & managing people, leadership, equality and diversity and employee relations, as well as providing you with the opportunity to explore an HR-related topic of your own interest through a management report.

With a particular focus on the interrelationship between managing and developing human resources, and the qualities and skills required for effective leadership and leadership development, this course will equip you to take a role at the forefront of developing the values and capacities of any HRM department and its parent organisation. As well as introducing you to the key concepts and ideas that underpin contemporary HRM practice, it will also enable you to contextualise and deploy these through case study based learning that is applicable to a wide range of management scenarios.

The course has been designed to meet the needs of newly qualified graduates as well as experienced professionals looking to enhance their career prospects with a graduate qualification.

Information for international students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
44 1206 872719