M.Sc. On Campus

Human Resource Management

University of Southampton

12 months
25000 GBP/year
14000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Specialise in human resource with the Human Resource Management MSc course offered at the University of Southampton. This course takes an analytical approach to teaching processes worldwide, preparing you for a career in HR management. You’ll get the chance to start your own membership as a student.


Course Details

The Human Resource Management MSc course offered at the University of Southampton is an excellent graduate opportunity to learn about human resource and advance or change your current career.  

This is an analytical and evidence-based master’s degree in human resource management. Your course lecturers will focus on operational and strategic issues, and will bring their own research and experience to their teaching. We’ll encourage you to develop your analytical and practical people management skills. 

This master’s in HR management teaches concepts and techniques proven to work in the HR management field. You’ll compare different approaches and analyse the impact they have on people management. The course explores different practices across Europe, Japan, China and USA, preparing you for an international career. 

Some modules expand your critical and analytical skills and others will be practical (such as role play) or self-reflective. We’ll help you develop important skills so you can pursue a career in HR management. 

As part of this master’s degree, you’ll explore: 

  • the relationship between HR development and an organisation’s strategic objectives 
  • key aspects of employee relations  
  • current approaches in HR management with an analytical approach 
  • organisation development 
  • practical skills  

You’ll be a part of a supportive peer group, known as an action learning set. These groups are set up at the start of the course and will help you to collaborate on group assignments. You’ll learn from your peers’ experiences, so you can reflect on your own performance.   

During your degree you can become a student CIPD member (there is a fee to join). When you graduate, you’ll automatically become a CIPD Associate Member. This will provide you access to specialist resources and a community of HR practitioners. 

Career Opportunities

This course provides a foundation for you to specialise in HR or general people management roles across the world.  

This includes careers in: 

  • organisation human resource departments 
  • line management positions 
  • management consultancy 

Following this postgraduate degree, you can choose to study human resource management at PhD level. 


  • This degree is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Report Writing Skills
  • Essay Writing Skills
  • Strategic Human Resource Development
  • Employee Relations
  • Contemporary Issues and debates in Human Resource Management
  • Key Skills for Human Resource Management
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Organisational Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree subject with evidence of qualitative (essay-based) study in a social science, such as:

  • business administration
  • communication
  • economics
  • education
  • government and political sciences
  • linguistics
  • sociology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £25,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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