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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Human Resource Management programme at University of Portsmouth will provide you with the generalist grounding for the HR profession. However, you can choose to upgrade your qualification via our Master's degree which equips you to operate effectively at a strategic HR level.

What you will experience?

On this course you can:

  • Take part in skills development workshops where you will contribute to managerial and HR-based activities
  • Participate in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection


Every well-known organisation you can think of has HR specialists. Whether it is a large commercial business, regional company or the public sector, HR professionals may be found in a variety of roles. It is not just about the day-to-day business of recruiting, training and managing good employees. A career in HR is increasingly focused on long-term business success. Once you have successfully completed this course, you can then progress to the Master’s top-up which comprises a six day block study workshop followed by a dissertation. The choice of dissertation topic will determine whether a student will be considered for the award of MSc Human Resource Management or MSc Human Resource Development.

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • benefits analyst
  • human resource officer
  • human resource systems manager
  • personnel adviser
  • recruitment consultant
  • training and development coordinator


We are an Approved Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Leadership Skills and Management
  • Resourcing, Learning and Talent Management
  • Managing Human Resources and Employment Relationships in Context
  • The Human Resource Practitioner and the Global Perspective

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

A second class honours degree or equivalent in any academic subject and seeking to pursue / continue a HR career. Applicants with appropriate work experience and a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 3 or 5 qualifications will be considered. Applicants may be subject to interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4670 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3070 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3070 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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