Taught course

Business with Human Resources

University of Essex Online · Business

Entry requirements

We have two different entry routes:

  • Our Academic Entry Route requires you to have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree (or a relevant professional qualification).
  • Our Work Experience Entry Route requires you to have at least five years' senior level work experience.

For both entry routes, if English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0.

Months of entry

October, July, June, February

Course content

Learn cutting-edge theories and practices to critically reflect on your own workplace experience, while developing business and human resources expertise.
You'll increase your confidence and knowledge of the critical business and human resources aspects of modern national or multi-national business environments. Whatever sector you wish to work in, you'll leave equipped with all the skills required for a senior-level management position.
Course Content
The MSc Business with Human Resources degree is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.
Level 7 modules:
  • Management: Principles and Practices (20 credits)
  • Leadership in Practice (20 credits)
  • Project Management (10 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (10 credits)
  • Human Resource Management in Context (10 credits)
  • Business Strategy (10 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)*
  • Business and Management Research Report (40 credits)*
  • Optional modules from the list below to equal 40 credits
Optional modules:
  • Marketing Strategy & Management (20 credits)
  • Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Financial Decision Making (20 credits)
  • Marketing Principles & Practices (20 credits)
  • Economics for Managers (20 credits)
* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.
Why University of Essex Online
All our degrees are awarded and validated by the University of Essex, an award-winning university with a 50-year heritage of teaching and research excellence.
You're in safe hands with us - we have been awarded a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and a 93% rating for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017.
Your course will be delivered through our state-of-the-art virtual learning platform. This provides both high-quality resources and support from experienced tutors, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with fellow professionals around the world.

Information for international students

Our courses are delivered 100% online and part-time, meaning you can study from wherever in the world you are located, with no need to relocate to the UK for study.

Our courses are open to international students based in any country, although you will need to have an English language proficiency at a level equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5. We may ask you to complete a free online English test if you don't hold an IELTS qualification.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10200 for full Msc
International students
£10200 for full Msc

We have a number of funding options available for our students. Most UK or EU students living in England are eligible for a government-backed postgraduate student loan that covers the full cost of their course tuition fees.

If you are not eligible for a tuition fee loan, or you decide to fund your course yourself, we offer a simple monthly payment plan to enable you to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies. A 10% discount is available for up-front payment of each level.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to experience a University of Essex Online course; we think you’ll love it! But if you decide it’s not for you within the first 21 days then you will receive a full refund. Terms and conditions apply.

Qualification and course duration


8 months


16 months


24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0) 800 0527 526