Strategic Human Resource Management, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
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Strategic Human Resource Management

12 months
18332 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Master’s in Strategic Human Resource Management programme at Utrecht University  focuses on Human Resource Management (HRM), and its effects on organisational goals (good performance) employee well-beings (for example, satisfaction and motivation) and social legitimacy.


We study HRM in the context of societal developments such as an ageing population, internationalisation, and technological change. This means we don’t see HR policy as a stand-alone policy domain, but rather as a domain in which developments within the organisation and within society as a whole are incorporated and integrated into management. What makes HR policies strategic is its coherence, its alignment with the organisation’s strategic goals, and with internal and external developments.

This Master’s in Strategic Human Resource Management programme at Utrecht University  involves gaining an understanding of the theory and research in this area, you will learn how to apply this knowledge when analysing policy issues that organisations have to deal with in their environment.

Career Prospects

The Master’s programme in Strategic Human Resource Management prepares you for the world of professional practice by means of competence-focused teaching methods. The assignments in the curriculum, together with the Master’s project, enable you to aim at a specific profile. The competence profiles themselves reflect the areas of professional practice that are relevant to graduates – consultant, policy advisor, manager, researcher. You can perform these functions in different types of organisations – public, semi-public and private, and in a national or international context.


Accredited by the NVAO

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Leadership in an international context
  • HRM and Employees
  • Consultancy (academic and professional skills course, compulsory)
  • The public dimension of SHRM 
  • SHRM Research seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for this programme should hold either:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration of a Dutch research university;
  • An international Bachelor’s Degree of a research university;
  • A one-year (inter)national Master’s Degree of a research university.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18332 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18332 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /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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