Taught course

Data Analytics and Human Resource Management

University of Leeds · Leeds University Business School

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent, usually in business, management or the social sciences.

Quantitative skills are desirable but not essential. A willingness to engage with quantitative materials is required. Those with a degree in a non-business/social science subject will be considered on an individual basis. Visit our website for full entry requirements, including the alternative qualifications we accept.

Months of entry


Course content

Developed with world-leading experts in data analytics and HR professionals, this innovative course provides you with an in-depth, critical understanding of strategic human resource management, alongside principles and concepts underpinning data science and statistics.

In addition to mastering cutting-edge data analytics methods, you’ll gain a practical understanding of how these principles and concepts can be applied in the fields of HR and people management.

The course will develop your skills in ‘data translation’. You'll learn how to identify people-related business problems, understand how analytics can provide solutions for these problems and identify and explain actionable insights.

You’ll learn alongside inspirational academics who are highly qualified teaching staff with extensive research expertise and consultancy experience in the field of HR analytics. You’ll gain knowledge and understanding of advanced HRM concepts.

Course Highlights

  • This course is shaped by the latest knowledge and critical thinking. Your learning will be informed by cutting edge research into the use of data and analytics in HR, developed at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), as well as specialist research from the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC).
  • Gain valuable, real-world insight from high profile industrial guest speakers. Recent speakers have included the former Head of HR for NHS England.
  • Graduate with the skills to tackle complex HR and organisational problems through a combination of the theory and practice of strategic HRM, and applied statistics and data analysis skills.

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Leeds University Business School has triple accreditation from the three leading bodies AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS

Our MSc Data Analytics and HRM is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the only HR institution in the world to recognise HR professionals through chartered membership.

This course will allow you to satisfy the entry requirements for associate CIPD membership and chartered CIPD membership (if you have relevant work experience).

Professional Development and CIPD Membership

During you time at Leeds you'll also attend professional skill workshops as part of your regular timetable. These practical sessions are taught by business professionals and allow you to gain skills and insight to help you to cope effectively with the challenges of the world of work upon graduation.

You can choose to enhance your studies by opting to gain Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) membership alongside your degree. If you choose to gain Associate CIPD membership the requirements for CIPD qualification will be explained in detail during your Induction programme.

Career opportunities

A postgraduate degree from the University of Leeds has a high value out in the world.

This course will provide you with the academic knowledge and professional skills needed for a career in global human resource management. It will also provide you with the opportunity to specialise in the rapidly developing area of HR analytics.

You’ll develop strong analytical and problem-solving skills and become a reflective HR professional.

The course also offers opportunities if you want to progress further to a research degree.

Careers support

As part of this course, our dedicated Professional Development Tutor will provide tailored academic and careers support to help you achieve your career ambitions.

You can expect expert advice and guidance on your career choices, help in identifying and applying for jobs, support to boost your employability, as well as one-to-one coaching on developing the professional skills you will need to start a successful career, and how to evidence these to prospective employers.

You’ll also benefit from the University’s award-winning Careers Service, where you can access a range of support to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions, even after you graduate.

Read more about our careers and professional development support.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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