Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

MSc Human Resource Management (part-time)

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September

Part time
MSc 2 years

About the course

People are at the heart of every business, meaning that a high-performing Human Resources (HR) function is one of the keys to business success – with the ability to influence an organisation. Hull University Business School is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Approved Centre. Graduates of the MSc HRM are eligible to apply to the CIPD to upgrade to Chartered Member.

This part-time programme is ideal for those currently working in HR, and want to further their career potential, or for those aspiring to begin an HR career. You can choose to study for a Postgraduate Diploma or for an MSc HRM. 

During this programme, you will 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.  

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Where you'll study

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU (part-time): £980 (20 credits), £2,945 (60 credits), £4,415 (90 credits)

Part-time fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee, according to the number of credits being studied. 

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

"Part-time study was ideal for me to carry on developing my professional experience while gaining academic knowledge."

Laura Botham, Human Resource Manager, Greencore (MSc in Human Resource Management part-time)

“I heard many great stories about Hull so had to come and experience it for myself. I came to experience quality teaching, quality research, helpful members of staff, and state-of-the-art facilities.”

Mortey Williams, MSc Economics and Business

What you'll study

PGCert stage

  • Leading Managing and Developing People

  • HRM in Context

  • Employment Relations

PGDip stage

  • Critical Concepts in HRM

  • Learning and Development

  • Management Research Report

  • Strategic and International HRM

Masters stage

  • Business Project or Dissertation 

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Our programmes are designed to give you the academic knowledge and practical skills to become a competent and confident professional.

Our research-active staff are called upon for their expertise by governments and business organisations around the world.

Entry requirements

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

  • Appropriate professional qualifications in another business discipline (e.g. marketing, finance, accounting, psychology).
  • Successful completion of a CIPD Intermediate Level 5 Diploma.
  • 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 the applicant to fully participate in and complete the course e.g. normally, 5 years work experience in HRM/D, management or administration.  

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.

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.