An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in a management, humanities or social science subject would be the best preparation for this course; applicants from science, technology or quantitative subjects will need to demonstrate that their previous study required extensive reading. Applicants with an equivalent professional qualification may also be considered.
Months of entry
Our course equips you with advanced critical thinking skills, a deep understanding of the key issues in the contemporary world of work, and a solid grasp of the remit of human resource management (HRM) as a profession.
You learn how to challenge conventional wisdom and develop your confidence. You cover topics including:
- contemporary context of work, employment and HRM
- employee engagement and talent management
- strategic and international HRM
- employment relations
- leading, managing and developing people.
This MSc is for you if you’re planning to pursue a HR-focused management career, or if you intend to go on to further study.
Gain a significant advantage in the job market – accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) enables you to achieve CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management, their highest level of accreditation.
Our CIPD-accredited course is designed to prepare you for a successful management career in the private, public or non-profit sector.
Learning with people from all over the world will provide you with the expertise and confidence to work and manage effectively in a global context.
This MSc is taught by top academic researchers and experienced industry practitioners.
How will I study?
You’ll study core modules and options in the autumn and spring terms. In the summer term you work on your independent project.
You’ll be assessed by a combination of reports, essays, group presentations, group project reports, unseen exams and a research project.
Information for international students
English language requirements
Higher level (IELTS 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each section)
English Language Support
Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.
Additional information for international students
Please note that this course awards a professional qualification specifically for teaching in the UK.
Visas and Immigration
Fees and funding
Please visit our website for latest fees information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/2017/business-management-and-economics/human-resource-management-msc
Postgraduate Masters Loans
Borrow up to £10,000 to contribute to your postgraduate study.
Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Business, Management and Economics
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