This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in HRM or allied fields of management.

On completion of the programme, it is anticipated that students will meet the knowledge requirements for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Taught by academics with both a strong track record in HRM related research and practical experience as HR managers, the programme focuses on developing critical thinking and analytical skills alongside the more practical skills required for a career in people management.

Learning, teaching and assessment

Teaching on the HRM programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods including lectures, practical workshops, seminars, group work, individual tutorials and feedback sessions. Modules are assessed by a range of methods including both exams and coursework assessments that are designed to develop strong practical and academic skills.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

  • HRM: Theory and Practice
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership

Optional modules (choose two)

  • Employment Relations
  • Well-Being at Work
  • Leadership and Performance Management
  • Employee Engagement, Motivation and Voice
  • Work Design, Organisational Change and Development
  • * It is not possible to choose both Well-being at Work and Employment Relations

Semester 2

Compulsory modules

  • Strategic HRM
  • Research Methods for HRM

Optional modules (choose two)

  • Employment Law OR Psychological Assessment in Organisations
  • Learning Development and Knowledge Management
  • Career Development


  • HRM Dissertation

Entry criteria

Minimum upper second class honours degree (2:1) in either business, management or a cognate social science (sociology, psychology, economics), or a degree in another subject with a substantial business or social science component, from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University.

Applications from those with a lower second class degree or from a different disciplinary background may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience.

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated December 11, 2018
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