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

Learn about human resource management policies and practice and engage in current debates about the changing world of work on this professionally accredited masters degree. Its distinctive evidence-based approach means you’ll learn about proven concepts and techniques, while its focus on international HR management practices will prepare you for a global career. Taught by leading researchers in the field, you’ll be encouraged to develop your analytical and critical skills as well as practical people management capabilities. You’ll also benefit from being part of a supportive peer group known as an action learning set. This will enable you to collaborate on group assignments, learn from others’ experiences, gain insights into group working and reflect on your performance.

Compulsory modules include: Contemporary Issues in human resource management (HRM); Employee Relations; Organisation Development; Qualitative and Quantitative Research; Strategic HR Development; Strategic HR Management; Key skills in communication and HRM

Optional modules include: 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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