Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Sussex · School of Business, Management and Economics

Entry requirements

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


Course content

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.

Key facts

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)

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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.

Find out about international qualifications suitable for our Masters courses.

Visas and Immigration

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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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.

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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


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Business, Management and Economics
+44 (0)1273 872668