MSc Human Resource Management (part-time)

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About the course

People are at the heart of every business, meaning that a high-performing human resources function is one of the keys to business success – with the ability to influence an organisation.

This part-time programme is ideal for students currently working in a human resources role, and want to further their career potential, or for those aspiring for a career in HR. This course is flexible, and you can choose to study for a Postgraduate Diploma or for an MSc. 

During this programme, you’ll develop the ability to recognise and address ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility through a combination of cutting-edge theory and live, real-world case studies, drawing on strong practical experience. Hull University Business School is is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Approved Centre. Graduates of the MSc are eligible to apply to the CIPD to upgrade to Chartered Member. 

Key facts

Tuition fees

Part time: £945 (20 credits) £2,835 (60 credits) £4,250 (90 credits)

*Please note, Home/EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed and may increase.

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,280 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements

Generally, we ask for a minimum of 2.2 Bachelor (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent. However, we also accept applicants with one of the below

  • Appropriate professional qualifications in another business discipline (e.g. marketing, finance, accounting, psychology).
  • Successful completion of a CIPD Intermediate Level qualification.
  • Applicants who have been successfully assessed against the CIPD standards at other centres, will normally be granted admission with approval of prior learning i.e. they can be granted exemption from modules that are the same or similar to those they have already passed at another CIPD centre.
  • Relevant experience that would enable them to fully participate in and complete the course e.g. normally, 5 years work experience in HRM/D, management or administration.  Candidates being considered on these grounds must submit a 500 word personal statement and portfolio of work experience. 


International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Admissions status

Open for admission in 2018/19

Mode of study: Hull Campus

Duration: 2 years part-time

Study information

PGCert stage

  • Leading Managing and Developing People
  • HRM in Context
  • Employment Relations

PGDip stage

  • Critical Concepts in HRM
  • Learning & Development
  • Management Research Report
  • Strategic and International HRM

Masters stage

  • Business Project or Dissertation 

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

This programme prepares you for a career in HR.

Careers support is available from the Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success which is the central point of contact for connecting students and business.

Bringing together employability activities from across Hull University Business School, it offers support such as mentoring, CV writing workshops, and help with working with business through a year in industry or short-term internships and projects.