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The University of Law Business School Postgraduate MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management
The University of Law Business School Postgraduate

MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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Sep 2024

GBP 11,300 *


* UK - £11,300 London; £10,750 Non-London | International - £16,700 London; £15,850 Non-London


The MSc in Leadership and Human Resource Management is designed to allow you to prepare, or progress, your career in management or business-related HR management. Our practically focused modules will provide you with a depth of knowledge in the field of Human Resource Management while also maintaining a strong focus on your employability, and ensuring you develop the key transferable skills that are desired by many employers.

This program is developed with an emphasis on meeting industry development needs and is accredited with a professionally-recognised Chartered Management Institute qualification, meaning upon graduation you will have the option to apply for a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership as well as your degree.

Course Requirements

  • 2:2 or above from a UK bachelor's degree, or equivalent qualifications.
  • International students additionally require an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course Details

Our MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management degree is designed to familiarise you with the intellectual underpinnings required for a career in a modern, dynamic work environment. By building the course to incorporate a significant level of exposure to the professional world we have made your learning as interactive and realistic as possible. You will get to experience the realities of working within a business while learning from our professional experts, who have lots of real-world knowledge to help you develop the skills that employers are looking for. Our goal is to help you improve your skills and employability through a supportive, practical, and challenging curriculum that is closely aligned with professional body requirements, so your qualification is recognized as a quality endorsement of your abilities.

We have also successfully accredited this program with a professionally-recognized Chartered Management Institute qualification. Those graduating in the UK or online will receive the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

If you’re considering continuing your studies beyond this course, it is a great place to start before going on to study for a PhD or a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Placement Year

Choose to study the optional Placement Year for the opportunity to gain significant practical skills and elevate your career. Employers are looking for graduates with a business-ready mindset; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility, and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Should you be unable to complete the full program, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on the terms completed.

Course Structure

Course modules

Up to June 2022

  • Leadership and Management Development (30 credits)
  • Human Resource Management Practice in Context (30 credits)
  • Coaching and Mentoring (30 credits)
  • Leading Organisational Design and Development (30 credits)
  • Research Methods and Research-Based Output (60 credits)

From October 2022

  • Global Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Innovation Management in a Digital Age (15 credits)
  • Success Through Business Ethics (15 credits)
  • Leading, & Developing People (15 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Coaching, Mentoring & Development (15 credits)
  • Employee Relations (15 credits)
  • Organisational Development (15 credits)
  • Responsibility of Directors (15 credits)
  • Business Project (45 credits)
  • Professional Development (non-credit bearing)

Course Information


You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work, and Dissertation/Project work.


Studying the MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management means you’ll receive a CMI accreditation and access to CMI research materials.

If you choose to study the online route you will also receive the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership in addition to your MSc.

How to Apply

You can apply for this postgraduate business course directly with GISMA.


  • 1 year full-time (2 years with Placement Year)
  • 2 years part-time (3 years with Placement Year)


October 2023 - June 2024:

  • UK - £11,300 (London), £10,750 (Non-London)
  • INT - £16,700 (London), £15,850 (Non-London)

September 2024 - June 2025:

  • UK (Home Fee Payer) - £11,850 per annum (London) £11,300 per annum (Non-London)
  • International (Overseas Fee Payer) - £18,500 per annum (London), £17,000 (non-London)
  • Online £11,300

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