Taught course

Human Resource Management (Top-Up)

University of Portsmouth · School of Organisations, Systems and People

Entry requirements

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Advanced Level 7 Qualification either through the completion of a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or Personnel Management or the level 7 qualification at a CIPD accredited centre. If a Pg Diploma was gained more than 5 years previously, Chartered Fellows and Chartered Members of the CIPD may be eligible to apply through a specific RPL route.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry


Course content


You're a passionate and qualified Human Resource (HR) practitioner looking to progress your career. You've already successfully achieved the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Advanced Level 7 qualification and you're looking to progress your HR training to Master's level. This MSc Human Resource Management Top-up will help take you there, boosting your skills and employability.

Human Resource Management explores people-orientated organisational activities. These activities include staffing, performance, change-management, inclusive workplace practices, equality, well-being and many more.

Enhance your HR knowledge and skills with a 3-day intensive research methods workshop at the start of the course before you complete a dissertation proposal and dissertation on a related subject of your choosing. As you progress through your studies, you'll get support from your dissertation supervisor through online tutorials.

You'll graduate as a highly competent HR practitioner, with the specialist skills you need to achieve success in your chosen career path. Depending on your choice of dissertation, you'll be awarded with either an MSc Human Resource Management, or an MSc Human Resource Development qualification.

The University of Portsmouth is an Approved Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR specialists and the world's largest Chartered HR professional organisation.

Course highlights

  • Jump into a 3-day intensive research skills development workshop to develop the skills you need to complete your dissertation
  • Focus on a specialist topic which has real meaning for you
  • Get support and help from your dedicated dissertation supervisor
  • Expand your Human Resource Management knowledge with pre-course reading and proposal development activities
Careers and opportunities

HR practitioners are integral to any business or organisation and professionals in this field are in demand across all sectors of industry.

As a graduate of this MSc Human Resource Management (Top-up) degree course, you'll have successfully boosted your HR training to Master's level, increasing your skills and employability in a more specialised field, with a specific focus on people-orientated organisational activities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

023 9284 2991