MA Human Resource Management

Newcastle University Business School

Program Description
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MA Human Resource Management

Newcastle University Business School

MA Human Resource Management

The longest established programme of its kind in the UK, Newcastle University Business School's Human Resource Management MA (HRM) aims to provide a firm foundation in the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in this specialist field.

People are central to the success of any organisation. Our aim is to enable you to make an effective contribution as a human resource specialist, always recognising the distinct ethical responsibilities of the human resource practitioner.

The programme has been recently updated following a comprehensive review, our programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and successful completion of the programme leads to graduate membership of this prestigious institute.

The Human Resource Management MA also aligns with the standards of the American based Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) - the world's largest association devoted to human resource management.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is aimed primarily at those who intend to pursue a career in human resource management or who are at the early stages of building their career in this area. The Human Resource Management MA compliments our International Human Resource Management MA - designed for those intending to pursue an international career within this field.

Professional skill development

Candidates are encouraged to develop the critical self-analysis and personal skills that underpin future career development and support the process of lifelong learning. The emphasis on skill development also helps candidates to meet the professional development requirements of the CIPD.


The programme is modular in structure, compromising 180 credits, which are studied on a full-time basis over 12 months.

All students will take the following compulsory modules:

  • Semester one:
    • Human resources in management context (15 credits)
    • Developing skills for business leadership (15 credits)
    • Resourcing and talent management (15 credits)
    • Research methods in human resource management (15 credits)
  • Semester two:
    • Leading, managing and developing people (15 credits)
    • Leadership and management development (15 credits)
    • Managing employment relations (15 credits)
    • Understanding and implementing coaching and mentoring (15 credits)
  • Semester two and three:
    • Dissertation (60 credits)

Modules will be offered subject to availability.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Every application is considered on an individual basis and applicants who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 2, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
3 semesters
Full time
5,500 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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End date Request Info
Duration 3 semesters
Price 5,500 GBP
- Home/EU Fee; £15,740 - International Fee