Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Southampton · Southampton Business School

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.

Months of entry


Course content

Embark on a successful career in human resource management globally with this CIPD accredited MSc. You’ll explore both operational and strategic visions and learn about current debates and issues in the HR landscape.

What distinguishes our programme? An analytical, evidence-driven approach paired with a global viewpoint, giving you a unique edge over other UK courses.

Enjoy the privilege of student membership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) during your study, advancing to a CIPD Associate Member status upon graduation.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you have reached a satisfactory standard in an approved English language test.

The following scores are accepted for direct entry:

  • IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

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