Human resource (HR) managers are responsible for the efficient management of people in a business. You will be expected to ensure that the working environment is suitable for the workforce. This will enable them to reach their potential, and maximise their performance. Human resource management (HRM) leads with a person centred approach, focusing on making sure that the needs of both the employee and employer are met. Studying human resource management will give you the skills needed to be an effective team member of a business, helping you to question the traditional methods and explore new concepts.
About Human Resource Management
At postgraduate level, you are likely to be awarded a Master of Science (MSc), a Master of Arts (MA), or in some cases a Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM). Further study will award you with degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.
Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.
Typical Annual Tuition Fees
- Postgraduate - £7,500
During a postgraduate degree, such as an MSc or MA, you will be able to build on the knowledge gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will explore the more complex and specialist areas of human resource management. You will cover the traditional areas, as well as considering the more contemporary concepts of the field. Modules and specialisms might include international human resource management, change management, managing equality and diversity, cross-cultural management, and resourcing and talent management. Assessment methods might include written work, business projects, and a final major research assignment.
For a postgraduate degree, the majority of institutions will require that you have an undergraduate degree in human resource management, business, or a closely related subject.
Typical Entry Requirements
- Undergraduate Degree Requirements - 2:2 or higher
- Required/Desired Subjects - Business, International Business, Law, Psychology
- Other Entry Requirements - some institutions might consider relevant work experience if you do not meet the academic entry requirements