Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Exeter · Business School

Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree or above with honours in any discipline from a recognised university. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

  • A range of flexible study options to meet your needs
  • CIPD approved centre
  • Practical experience throughout with residential courses in October and May

If you are looking to launch or accelerate your career within Human Resource Management (HRM), this programme will give you a high-level understanding of contemporary developments in this dynamic sector, whilst developing advanced skills to succeed in the global workplace.

Through a series of bespoke modules, you will cover all aspects of HRM practice including recruitment and selection, leadership and performance management, and approaches to HRM in an international context. You will also have the opportunity to take part in residential study courses, allowing you to challenge and collaborate with your peers in an engaging environment outside of the traditional classroom setting.

The course content of this Masters has been designed to map on to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD’s) advanced learning outcomes, providing you with the opportunity to complete these and become a member.

You are able to complete a Postgraduate Diploma, leading to the CIPD accreditation, in just 9-months full-time as a stand-alone qualification, or take the MSc which contains the taught element of the Postgraduate Diploma and finishes with a dissertation.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

At least 7.0 overall and no less than 6.0 in any other section.


At least 100 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

65 with no less than 55 in all skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£13,300 (MSc) £9,200 (PGDip)
International students
£21,500 (MSc) £14,600 (PGDip)

At the University of Exeter Business School, we want to ensure studying for a Masters remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future, regardless of financial background. We therefore have a range of scholarships available.

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in Autumn 2019.

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available. Find out more about whether you are eligible and how you can apply by visiting our postgraduate loans scheme pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 or 30 months
      full time
      12 months
      • PGDip
        part time
        21 months
        • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
        full time
        9 months
        • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

      Course contact details

      Business School Postgraduate Admissions Officer
      +44 (0) 1392 726679