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

Prepare for success in human resource management anywhere in the world on this professionally accredited MSc. Focusing on both operational and strategic issues, you’ll learn about contemporary debates and challenges in the field of human resource management and be equipped with an excellent foundation for a variety of HR management roles.

Its analytical, evidence-based approach and international perspective sets it apart from many other similar UK programmes.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), you’ll have the opportunity of student membership during your studies and of becoming a CIPD Associate Member 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