Taught course

Strategic People Management

University of Suffolk · Suffolk Business School

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's Degree in HRM or related field of study (or equivalent).

Evidence of ongoing professional people management experience or other people management experience relevant for progression onto the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning - Typical requirement for this will be a postgraduate diploma (120 credits) in either Human Resource Management, Personnel Management and other related Management Studies.

A reference and a copy of your CV with your online application.

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

By joining our MSc Strategic People Management programme, you are joining one of the most popular, and highly regarded, CIPD accredited programme in the East of England. You can be sure that you are joining a programme with a focus on individual student support opportunities, as well as high quality teaching. Our student pass rates consistently exceed national averages for this programme, and we are committed to equality and the fair treatment of all students. We will focus on developing you into a ‘career ready graduate’ at your relevant level of experience through applied practice, problem-based learning and research-informed teaching.

This programme provides a unique opportunity to innovatively lead contemporary changes in the provision of human resource management education in higher education institutions and offers a world-class training and education to equip learners and practitioners in gaining both the necessary theoretical and industry skill set to strategically manage, retain and develop people resources in organisations more effectively. The programme offers skilfully crafted modules that underpin learners understanding of the psychological make-up of employees (including workers), how to effectively recruit highly skilled people, motivate, retain, and develop them while keeping them satisfied enough to leverage their skills in developing sustainable competitive advantage within organisations.

The course is delivered by a team of highly experienced professionals and academics who are mostly members and fellows of the CIPD, and you will have leading guest practitioners occasionally invited to enrich and consolidate your learning on the programme.

Information for international students

For more information as an international applicant please refer to our website here.

For funding opportunities please refer to our website here.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time tuition fee: £9,495 p.a. Part-time tuition fee: £1,055 per 20 credits
International students
full-time tuition fee: £14,607 p.a.

For funding opportuntites please refer to our website here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Life
+44 (0)1473 338833