Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Greenwich · Business School

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A relevant first degree from a recognised university or higher education institute (generally a 2.2 or equivalent).
  • Students who were educated in a language other than English should demonstrate an IELTS score of normally 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or above, or an equivalent rating in another language testing system. Alternatively, students may follow our pre-sessional English courses (accredited by the British Council).

Months of entry


Course content

Our Master's degree provides you with access to the latest HR resources, full Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) professional accreditation, development tools and networking events to support your career progression.

You will become more adaptable, well-informed and proficient in a range of managerial skills. This will help you gain in-depth knowledge and enable you to identify and solve current issues in people management.

In-depth academic study and a range of powerful problem-solving techniques will help you find effective solutions to real-life HR issues. You will learn how to approach business problems strategically and how to adapt to changes affecting your organisation.

Flexible study

Our courses are designed to fit around your existing commitments. You can study part-time (two evenings a week for two years) or full-time (four evenings a week for one year) plus three workshops over the duration of the programme. Classes are 6-9pm.

Guest speakers

Regular seminars of the CIPD South East Thames branch are held at the university on topics such as:

Industry experts provide guest lectures, career development advice and curriculum input. Sector professionals are involved in developing content and teaching on various courses. As part of our continuing Big Picture guest seminar series, senior executives from Marks and Spencer, Department for Work and Pensions and BBC are invited to pass on their insights and experience.

Extracurricular activities

The HRM & Psychology Society provides an additional forum for you to meet and discuss current trends with faculty and guest speakers.

You will be encouraged to attend conferences and events, for example:

These experiences will help enrich your learning, increase networking opportunities and facilitate the exchanging of ideas.


Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.


This degree aims to:

  • Establish a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current problems and insights in the field of HRM, informed by cutting edge academic research and professional practice
  • Develop your business skills to help you in managing teams and organisations
  • Encourage a conceptual understanding of HRM that enables you to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship.
What you'll study
Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Greenwich Campus

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000