Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Suffolk · Suffolk Business School

Entry requirements

MSc: A postgraduate qualification in either personnel management or management studies. Candidates who completed the CIPD professional education scheme prior to 2004 may also be required to undertake an additional module. PgDip: A Bachelors degree (or equivalent) Or three years’ experience at managerial or professional level Typical International Entry Requirements: Hold a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution IELTS 6.5 or equivalent or A B2/C1 in the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR)

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

MSc Human Resource Management

The question when is people management strategic human resource management? is currently a major debating point for both human resource professionals and academics. What is not in doubt is the increasing requirement for human resource professionals to be able to demonstrate that their policies are embedded in the organisational strategy, and that they are fully geared towards achieving better business performance.

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to progress from existing postgraduate qualifications allowing students to achieve a Masters qualification. Students will undertake a taught module in Research Methods, and then a dissertation.

The course aims to develop the analytical and strategic skills of students using concepts derived from the latest academic studies of human resource management. The course provides students with the ability to respond to the challenges of the global business environment with strategically focused solutions.

Modules studied:

Research Methods

PgDip Human Resource Management

The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management is the key qualification for anyone who is either currently working as an HR professional, or who wishes to pursue a career in this increasingly important management function. Many employers place great value in the advanced knowledge and skills developed in a postgraduate course, and much of the content covered will be of great benefit to professionals in other functions who are, or will be, responsible for managing people.

The course is delivered and assessed to Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) standards, and it can therefore lead to progression to Chartered CIPD membership, recognised globally as an important indicator of HR competence, and fundamental in the UK for anyone seeking to progress within the HR function.

The key aims of the course include:

To develop the capacity to critically evaluate and apply appropriate HR practices and procedures into a variety of work-based settings
To develop analytical, strategic and business skills
To enhance professional and personal development
To develop a range of transferable management skills

Modules studied:

Developing Skills for Business Leadership
Leading and Developing HRM in Context
Employment Law
Employment Relations and Engagement
Resourcing and Rewarding Talent
Investigating a Business Issue

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
15 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1473 338833