MSc in Human Resource Management

Kent Business School, University of Kent

Program Description

MSc in Human Resource Management

Kent Business School, University of Kent

Develop your people management skills to operate effectively in today's challenging business environment.

The attraction, retention and development of high calibre people are a source of competitive advantage for organisations today and are the responsibility of human resource professionals. This puts human resource management at the centre of business performance and a critical partner for organisational success.

At Kent Business School our MSc in <a target=_blank href=" ">Human Resource Management produces well-rounded human resource practitioners with exemplary knowledge and relevant expertise to succeed in today’s challenging business environment.

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Europe’s largest professional institute for HRM and HR development, to its Advanced Level Standards.

As a CIPD Approved Centre, we are recognised as a professional provider of HRM education so that on completion of this programme you will receive both the academic and professional qualification, and have acquired the level of knowledge and understanding required for full professional membership of the CIPD.

Teaching staff on the programme comprise academics who understand the current business climate and are personally committed to students’ success. They bring a breadth of experience and expertise to their teaching and are involved in a wide range of research and professional activities.

We work closely with the CIPD to deliver extra-curricular events to enhance your learning, skills and employability. Such events have included an annual event with key speakers on a topical HRM issue, and a careers event involving a variety of HRM practitioners.

Our relationship with the CIPD also gives you the opportunity to attend CIPD hosted events in the local area to further enhance relevant skills, knowledge and employability.

Graduates typically go on to specialist management positions or consultancy roles in all areas of human resource management, including employee relations, reward and recognition, recruitment, retention, and people and organisational development within a diverse range of organisations.

Programme Information

The course structure provides a sample of the modules available for this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.

  • Developing Business Skills for Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management and Development in Practice
  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • Leadership and Management
  • Research Methods (HRM)
  • Employee Resourcing
  • Employment Relations
  • Learning and Development
  • Reward and Performance Management
  • The Psychology of Selection and Assessment
  • Human Resource Management Business Report


The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June.

Once these are completed, you work full-time on the project component and write a business report based on this, applying techniques and insights presented in the programme to a specific problem area.

Entry requirements

Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in business or a relevant social sciences discipline. Consideration will be given to those applicants holding a good second class honours degree.

Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.

Proof of English language proficiency is required. We do offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Part time
Full time
9,640 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Canterbury, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 9,640 GBP
Home/EU: £9,640 / Overseas: £15,160