M.Sc. On Campus

Human Resource Management

University of Worcester

12 months
14100 GBP/year
7290 GBP/year
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The Human Resource Management programme of University of Worcester is designed to develop your Human Resource Management understanding and skills. The themes of internationalisation, employability and sustainability are central to the programme and the international context will be at the forefront in all modules.

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At the Human Resource Management programme of University of Worcester you will have the opportunity to study alongside students with diverse backgrounds to encourage cross-learning and be exposed to different practices of employment relationship from around the world. International business context will be provided through links to live case studies to enable you to gain an appreciation of real business situations. You will also have the option to choose an internship pathway to gain a further understanding of relevant practice. 

Sustainability and sustainable development will be explored throughout the course to enable you to develop a critical understanding and awareness of operating as a leader in sustainable and ethical business. 

Key features

  • Opportunities to work with senior academics who have extensive experience in Project Management
  • Gain Human Resource knowledge and skills to manage in a range of national and global settings
  • Develop the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of Human Resource Management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively
  • Opportunities to experience relevant practice through the internship pathway option
  • A flexible design allowing two entry points, in September and January  
  • Where could it take you?

    Graduate destinations

    The job market for the MSc in Human Resource Management is strongly affected by the state of the global economy and includes a wide range of employers, with areas such as the UK Public Sector & NHS, software companies and publishing houses amongst some of the more recent employers.

    Student employability 

    Employability is a key element of the philosophy of the MSc in Human Resource Management course design. The course is structured around producing competitive graduates ready for the current challenges of the job market. They are taught a wide range of current and relevant topics and trained to exhibit the best attributes and qualities of critical, open-minded, inclusive and skilful individuals. Besides, the international nature of the candidates, the diversity of expertise and backgrounds together with the UoW commitment to the sustainability agenda will play a crucial role in shaping the learning experience and the qualities of the graduates which will have a profound impact on their employability.

    Students develop the skills and knowledge required to perform as ‘thinking practitioners’. Students are helped to develop effective Continuous Professional Development Plans and update their C.V. to assist future job searching. Students are also encouraged to seek CIPD membership as soon as their professional experience allows. All students have access to University support services including careers advice. There is an option for students to attend a professional work placement during the programme to provide real Human Resource Management experience and provide a context for the dissertation.

    Links with employers

    The course team are in contact with a wide range of organisations and also the professional body (CIPD). The team communicate with these professionals to ensure that the theoretical and practical elements of the course reflect the real-world situation and that students are armed with the up-to-date knowledge and competencies that they will need for a career in Human Resource Management.

    The Business School works closely with a number of professional organisations including the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Institute of Commercial Management, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Institute of Management Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Institute of Financial Accountants, Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, and British Computer Society.

    The Business School has worked with a number of business clients in developing and delivering its programmes.  These include – The NHS (a range of Primary Care and Acute Trusts); Local Government (a range of County, District and Unitary Authorities); West Mercia, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Staffordshire Constabularies; Ministry of Defence and The Royal Air Force; Her Majesty’s Prison Service; Royal Mail; Financial Services Organisations (e.g. Lloyds TSB, HBOS Plc, Clerical Medical, NFU Mutual and Virgin Money); Housing Associations, Southco, Malvern Instruments, Allpay Limited, G4S Secure Solutions, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and Hitachi Capital.

    The Business School has well-developed working relations with the local business community many of whom contribute to postgraduate programmes through the internship option to give students a real-world insight into the future world of work and/or to provide live client briefs to students. Senior managers from this business community have been involved in the design of this programme. They were consulted on the skills and attributes they expect to see in our graduates as we well as the knowledge and academic competencies they want our graduated to exhibit. 

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Business Investigation & Discovery
    • Coaching and Mentoring for Business Leaders
    • Engaging the Diverse Workforce
    • Leadership and Change Management
    • Strategic Resourcing and Talent Management
    • Strategy, Sustainability & the Global Economy

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details

    A flexible design allowing two entry points, in September and January

    January enrolment:  07/Jan/2022


    180 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    Lower Second Class

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    The Human Resource Management course is available for aspiring individuals who can exhibit good intellectual abilities and personal and professional skills. The minimum entry requirements are: 

    • An honours degree at 2:2 level or above in any subject  (or International students holding a qualification recognised as equivalent by the University)

     Entry to the MSc in Human Resource Management requires all applicants to complete an application form. Where information on the form is insufficient for a decision to be made the applicant will be requested to attend an interview with the Admission Tutor.

     Recognition of Prior Learning 

    Students with relevant previous study at postgraduate level or with extensive experience may be considered eligible for recognition of prior learning.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      14100 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 14100 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      7290 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 7290 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Worcester

    660 - 1140 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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