MSc Human Resource Management

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

Program Description

MSc Human Resource Management

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

MSc Human Resource Management

The MSc Human Resource Management has been developed to produce graduates capable of making a difference in the HR arena. This one year programme is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as meeting the knowledge requirements that are pre-requisite for Chartered Membership or Chartered Fellowship of the CIPD.

Increasingly the value of CIPD qualifications is being recognised nationally and internationally. The CIPD's research amongst leading organisations ensures that the content of this programme is contemporary and highly valued by employers.

The following core modules will give you a solid grounding in HRM, providing you with a greater understanding and knowledge of human resource practice in contemporary organisations.

  • HRM in its Business Context
  • People Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Research Methods and Professional Skills
  • Applied Consultancy Project.

Specialist modules

Specialist modules develop skills and knowledge in an area of your own particular interest. In your second term you will complete three specialist modules. The specialist options we offer may include:

  • Performance Management
  • HRM in an international Environment and Designing
  • Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision.
  • Organisation Design and Organisation Development
  • Developing Coaching Competence
  • Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision
  • eHR
  • HRM in an International Environment
  • CSR and diversity in HRM.

The options currently being offered are Performance Management, HRM in an International Environment and Designng, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision


Nottingham Business School offers a number of competitive scholarships. Please visit our website for more information.

Career Opportunities

94% of our postgraduates* are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (*of those available to work - DHLE Survey 2012 / 13).

Nottingham Business School students who have graduated from similar HRM Masters programmes report that the learning has greatly helped their knowledge and ability to apply it. This in turn has enhanced their credibility at work and improved their career prospects.

A recent HRMgraduate secured a position as a Human Resources Outsourcing Manager with NorthgateArinso (NGA) which is a market-leading global Human Resources Services provider offering innovative HR solutions to its customers. This position was secured at NGA’s Global Headquarters in Granada Spain. Another graduate was appointed as the Graduate Recruitment and Training Administrator for Savills plc a global real estate organisation based in London England.

Entry Requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) preferably in a business related subject. Alternatively, applicants with qualifications at a lower level and experience will also be considered.

Applicants with educational qualifications at a level lower than an undergraduate degree will also be considered but will be asked to provide evidence of capability to successfully complete a programme of study at HEM level. Typically, these applicants may be asked to complete a short assignment that would be assessed at interview by the programme leader. If applicants have previously completed the Certificate in Personnel Practice or the Certificate in Human Resourcing Practice, they will be assessed on an appropriate piece of work from that programme. These applicants should also have relevant work experience related to management and/or human resource management.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 16, 2015
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Nottingham, England
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