Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Southampton · School of Management

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class degree from a UK university, or equivalent overseas/professional qualification. A wide range of subjects accepted in Social Science e.g. business administration, communication, economics, education, government, linguistics, sociology, political sciences. Work experience can compensate for degree subject/grades. Applications assessed on individual merit.

Months of entry


Course content

Prepare for success in human resource management anywhere in the world on this professionally accredited MSc. Its analytical, evidence-based approach and global perspectives fuse with an emphasis on developing a reflective practitioner to distinguish it from many UK masters in HRM. Facing contemporary debates and challenges in the field, and spanning both operational and strategic issues, this masters degree provides an excellent foundation for a career in general or specialist HR management roles. The programme is accredited by the CIPD so successful graduates can join the practitioner organisation.

Core and Compulsory modules: Contemporary Issues in human resource management (HRM); Employee Relations; Key Skills for HRM; Organisation Development; Qualitative and Quantitative Research; Strategic HR Development; Strategic HR Management; Reporting Writing Skills; Essay Writing Skills

Optional modules:
International and Comparative HRM or European Labour Markets

Plus dissertation

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
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