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Human Resource Management, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #214 (QS) , | Online
The Human Resource Management program from University of Newcastle teaches students the skills and knowledge to manage people within an organisation to be efficient and effective in their approach to work, which is fundamental to all business activity. 


This program empowers students with the skills to implant the acquired knowledge into the body of an organisation and leverage the best performance from the workforce.

If you’re looking to drive your human resource management (HRM), employment relations (ER) or consultancy career into the best realms, the Master of Human Resource Management is for you. You will develop a deep knowledge of people management skills and concepts and guiding principles for strategically managing your workforce while you build the skills to manage workplace challenges and mitigate conflict.

Why study with us?

  • A program that delivers - recent survey results showed 95% of students are satisfied or very satisfied with the program (OSI), 95% are satisfied or very satisfied with teaching in the program (GTS) and 95% reported improvement in their skills as a result of the program (GSS).
  • Become an expert HR professional - you’ll graduate with high-level human resource management skills positioning you at the forefront of the professional skills and knowledge needed by industry.
  • Study anywhere, anytime - enjoy our flexible learning options, choose from online, face-to-face or a combination of both.
  • Study at NeW Space - NeW Space, in Newcastle’s CBD, provides the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.
  • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Accreditation - the MHRM program is accredited by AHRI, Australia’s professional HR body, for 2018-2020.

Career opportunities

At the completion of your Human Resource Management program from University of Newcastle you will be positioned as a leader in the field and have the credentials to show you have the distinct HR competencies companies are looking for. You will be able to apply relevant, rigorous HRM and ER theory to a variety of workforce situations, and develop and implement evidence-based strategies to address individual, group and organisational challenges. Our graduates have gone on to work successfully in local, national and multinational organisations worldwide.

You will graduate with the opportunity to embark on some of the following career pathways:

  • human resource advisor or manager
  • learning and development / training and development advisor or manager
  • organisation development or effectiveness manager
  • employment relations (ER) or industrial relations manager
  • human resources director
  • senior union official or senior employer organisation advisor
  • policy advisor to government organisations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Employment Relations in Globalised Economies
  • Managing Human Resources in International Organisations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Only for domestic
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

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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Academic Requirements

CRICOS code: 083520M

Direct entry into the Masters Program (120 units) will be available for applicants who have:
  • 4 year Bachelors (Honours) Degree; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing or social science; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in a related field + 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 7 years relevant organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34945 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34945 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    21935 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21935 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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