The MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) aims to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today's HR professionals and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations.
As the portfolio of Human Resource Management responsibilities evolves, the next generation of managers will embrace broader policies connected to areas such as incentive design and work-life balance. Keeping pace with advances, our fully CIPD accredited MSc develops knowledge of HRM concepts and the people management skills crucial to the modern business. Our MSc is at the forefront of research-led, practical and theoretically informed education.
The MSc in HRM has been designed to provide a combination of courses that will enable the professional development of future HR managers. In their first term (September-December) students will take induction and core course. During the second term (January-May) students choose optional courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (June-August). Learning is achieved through lectures, set readings, exercises, case studies and presentations.
A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers. These speakers have represented a number of businesses including AEGON, Cairn Energy, International Accounting Standards Board, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland and Procter & Gamble.
Your MSc will prepare you for a wide range of potential positions across the human resource management section. Roles may include career advisor, HR analyst, HR advisor, HR generalist, HR manager, recruitment manager and reward analyst. Leading employers highly regard our MSc and graduates have secured positions with firms including Towers Watson, UBS, Accenture, Ernst & Young and People’s Association.
The aim of the MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today's HR professionals and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations. Students who undertake this programme will:
Gain an understanding of key terms, theories/concepts and practices within the field of human resource management.
Identify and analyse problems in the field of HRM and be able to provide innovative solutions.
Be able to identify and appreciate the significance of ethical issues in HR practices and the management of people in the workplace.
Obtain the practical skills required by managers actively engaged in the strategic management of people within organisations.
Gain proficiency in communication skills, independent action and team working.
Develop an ability to undertake qualitative and quantitative research and apply this knowledge in the context of an independently constructed piece of work (i.e. dissertation).
Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements.
You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification.
An undergraduate degree in any subject is normally required. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.
Supporting your application
Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme.
Applications from current undergraduates
Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date.