Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Northampton · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

To study MA Human Resources Management at UON you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Honours degree from a UK University (or an international equivalent) in human resource management, or in a business related, commerce, management or related degree discipline.

In addition to the academic requirements, it would be an advantage for applicants to have had experience of working in a HR or a business management role for at least a year. This is because the MA explores HRM as a core business function and familiarisation with the world of work is very helpful.

In exceptional cases, where you do not hold a recognised business, commerce or related qualification but offer a strong application and /or evidence (ideally 2 years +) of working in HR, you may be invited to an informal telephone interview with the Programme Leader to assess your suitability for entry to the course. This does not guarantee the offer of a place but allows us to manage your expectations of what you will study and to consider whether you can meet the challenges of studying HRM at an advanced level without prior academic experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The Human Resource Management MA course modules are designed to provide you with expert knowledge of distinct HR subject areas combined with exposure to contemporary debates, policies and practices, keeping you at the forefront of developments in your field. You will develop an understanding of HRM within a range of organisational contexts, and you will be equipped with the analytical and diagnostic skills required of HR professionals in the workplace.

In today’s global, fast-moving business environment it is often people that determine organisational success. Human Resources Management (HRM) is a strategic, business-focused approach to managing people. With a masters in HR, you may go on to help organisations achieve success by providing knowledge, expertise and insight into a wide range of HRM activities from talent resourcing and selection, performance management, learning and development, change management and employee engagement

Information for international students

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) for study at postgraduate level.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 1604 735500