Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Sunderland · Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from holders of a business honours degree at 2:2 or above, or equivalent in a business discipline from a recognised institution. We also invite applications from people with relevant experience or professional qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.


Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Are you looking to make a difference to the way that organisations improve motivation, foster career development and treat people well? This course provides specialist postgraduate training in Human Resource Management (HRM).

This Human Resource Management degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). These accreditations shows that our postgraduate HRM courses fully align with the latest academic and professional advancements, both within the UK and internationally.

Successful completion* of the course fulfils part of the requirements for professional membership of the CIPD. Membership of a professional body such as this, will further boost individual employability and help students progress towards senior managerial roles.

The course explores the Human Resource Management in areas such as leadership, employment relations, recruitment, selection, training, development and managing. The teaching is informed by current academic debates and the latest research. Core modules include ‘Managing, Leading and Developing People’, ‘Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective’, ‘Developing Skills for Business and Leadership’ and ‘Learning and Talent Development’. The 'Management Research Report' and the 'Reflective Project' will focus on a strategic HRM issue within an organisation which students identify themselves with the support of an academic tutor.

The University will ensure that the student’s learning is rooted in a real-world context by inviting guest speakers to share their practical HRM business experience together with arranging an external organisational visit.

Sunderland is in the top third of the country’s universities for business and management, according to The Guardian University Guide 2013. Our teaching is informed by the latest research and up-to-date approaches.

Information for international students

Contact the Centre for International Education, tel +44 (0)191 515 2648, fax +44 (0)191 515 2960, email international-enquiries@sunderland.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Contact the Recruitment Officer for further information about possible sources of funding for full time home/EU students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Recruitment Officer
+44 (0)191 515 2329