M.Sc. On Campus

Human Resource Management

Lancaster University

12 months
22000 GBP/year
13000 GBP/year
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Successful organisations have successful employee relations. However, it takes sophisticated conceptual and analytical skills to deliver this. It needs a deep understanding of people in an organisational context. The Human Resource Management degree offered at Lancaster University provides the tools to allow you to thrive in the world of human resource management.


Key facts

Human Resource Management degree offered at Lancaster University acknowledges the centrality of knowledge to organising, and the role of change in contemporary organisations. 

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). You receive student CIPD membership immediately and become an associate member when you are awarded your degree (subject to successful completion of all modules and necessary fees).

Every organisational decision has an impact on its workforce. Our aim is to foster critical and reflective thinking and pragmatism. We will give you the confidence to challenge existing workplace thinking using good theoretical understanding. You will engage with real life business reports and learn how to assess the impact on HR issues which may include staff development, retention and workload alongside financial outcomes.

This course examines the role of the manager, the organisation and employment relations in human resource management. You will be taught by distinguished academics who are acknowledged leaders in their field. We offer a student-centred, supportive environment by keeping the number of students small. This allows our faculty members to role-play with students to give practical experience of situations they will face in the workplace for example, conducting a performance appraisal.

You will study HR concepts such as recruitment and selection, careers and wellbeing as well as Employment Relations issues such as the importance of equality and diversity. We will look at how contemporary organisations function and manage organisational change.

Our graduates leave able to manage people effectively and make sound judgements through conceptual and analytical understanding. Many progress to general management roles, HR management roles or into further academic study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Doing Organisational Research
  • Employment Relations
  • Human Resource Management l: Contexts, Controversies and Critiques
  • Human Resource Management II: The rise and growth of HRM
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Organisations in the 21st Century: New Forms of Organising in the Contemporary World
  • The Management of Organisational Change: Challenges and Debates

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most courses do not have a deadline for application, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some courses do fill up and close applications early.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Management, Business Studies, Social Sciences, History, Philosophy, English, Languages, Arts or other Humanities. Relevant work experience is beneficial but not essential.
  • We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.
  • If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

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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