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.

Programme overview

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 modern business. Our MSc is at the forefront of research-led, practical and theoretically informed education.

Programme structure

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.

Industry links

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.

Career opportunities

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.