Taught course

Human Resource Management and Training

University of Leicester · Centre for Labour Market Studies

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language.

Months of entry

October, June, February

Course content

This degree looks in depth at human resource management and training processes and their relationship with organisational performance and culture. You will acquire the specialist knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a professional in the field of HR management and training.

You will gain a comprehensive grounding and critical understanding of a variety of HRM topics including recruitment, managing labour relations, workplace learning and employee development. You will also look at the culture of organisations and the workplace and the broader environmental factors that can impact on the decision-making of human resource management and training professionals.

The degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to engage critically with theories and practices around training and learning in the workplace and the role of the human resources practitioner. It will also develop your practical transferable skills such as oral and written presentations, problem solving, team-working, self-appraisal, and independence in the planning and management of learning.

Information for international students

A distance learning approach allows students to undertake their studies from any location, without the need to attend lectures or tutorials. It is for people who are seeking a flexible learning method, combining study with other commitments such as family and work.

Fees and funding

Most students finance their postgraduate studies from a combination of sources, including loans, employer sponsorship, scholarships, personal savings and part-time work.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months

Further details of qualification

Campus-based: Starts October each year. Distance Learning: Starts February, June and October each year.

Course contact details

Distance Learning Advisers
+44(0)116 252 5377