Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor's degree with upper second-class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant subject with some element of qualitative (essay-based) study such as business admin, communication, economics, education, government, linguistics, political sciences, sociology, or similar. Applicants with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

English language requirements: Band 2D. IELTS 7.0 overall, with 6.0 in each component. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see the website.

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 international perspective sets it apart from many other UK masters courses in HR management.

Focusing on both operational and strategic issues, the course covers contemporary debates and challenges in the field of human resource management provides an excellent foundation for a variety of HR management roles.

This masters degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), giving you the opportunity (there is an additional CIPD fee) of student membership during your studies and of becoming a CIPD Associate Member upon graduation.

Core/Compulsory modules: Strategic Human Resource Management; Strategic Human Resource Development; Employee Relations; Quantitative and Qualitative Research; Contemporary Issues and Debates in HRM; Organisational Development; Key Skills in Communication and HRM; Dissertation

Optional modules: International and Comparative Human Resource Management; European Labour Markets.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Southampton Business School
+44 (0)23 8059 4393