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MSc Human Resource Management

University of Essex
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
October 2021

Program description

MSc Human Resource Management

How does the well-being of an employee affect the overall performance of a business? What’s the relationship between personal development and productivity? How can human resource managers best support senior and line managers to help them to achieve their objectives?

No matter the type of organisation, people need to be recruited, managed and motivated in order to create an effective and successful workplace. Our full-time, one year MSc Human Resource Management gives you the knowledge, skills and understanding to become a successful leader and practitioner in this increasingly complex business world. You will learn to address practical human resource issues in a critical and independent way, while considering the ethical obligations of the human resource practitioner

You'll experience rigorous and practical training in core HR areas throughout the course. You also have an opportunity to choose from a range of elective modules which reflect the research interests of our strongly international faculty.

Topics you will study include:

  • the changing strategic role of human resource management departments
  • the ethics of human resource management
  • employment relations
  • international human resource management

Admission requirements

UK entry requirements

A 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in any discipline.

Your degree must contain at least two of the following modules in the final two years of study: Human Resource Management, Management, Administration, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour or Consumer Behaviour.

If you do not hold a degree which includes relevant modules, then we can still consider you. You should be able to show that you have at least three years relevant work experience in Human Resource Management, Personnel or Management.

International & EU entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, we require IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other components

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school or the enquiries team.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Human Resource Management
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • International Employment Relations
  • Research Methods in Human Resource Management
  • Equality and Diversity (optional)
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Personality and Work: a Myers-Briggs Perspective (optional)
  • International Human Resource Management (optional)
  • Dissertation

Tuition fees

Tuition fee for the academic year 2020-21

  • Home/UK fee: £12,410
  • International fee: £19,380


Professional accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Professional accreditation gives your career a head start by allowing you to move into a professional role faster. Our MSc Human Resource Management is accredited by CIPD, the professional body for experts in people at work. For more than 100 years, they've been championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development; they’re the only body in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR professionals.

You will become a student member of CIPD when you sign up for the programme, giving you access to resources, networks and events. Your membership lasts 18 months, meaning it extends beyond the end date of your course and enables you to continue to access CIPD resources and events as you enter the world of work.

When you graduate, alongside your degree, you will be awarded a level 7 diploma from CIPD, which is considered an essential qualification around the world for HR professionals.

Career opportunities

This course provides a solid foundation for a career in human resources. Many of our graduates also enjoy roles in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy, with many using the skills developed at Essex to go into business themselves.

We provide you with the necessary skills to succeed in modern workplaces, fostering creativity, innovation and ethical awareness to help you tackle the many challenges of the business world. 93% of our Essex Business School students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2020).

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University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester

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