12 months
23230 GBP/year
10810 GBP/year
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The MSc Human Resource Management (CIPD Pathway) from University of Birmingham is for graduates from a range of backgrounds who are looking for a career in this exciting, challenging and influential area. With a strong focus on HRM practice and professional managerial skills development, this CIPD pathway takes you further than the standard course.

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Global competition means HRM activities such as recruitment, retention, training and development, reward, employment relations, are increasingly vital. 

Organisational performance is highly dependent on good people management. A key issue is that HR practitioners can and should champion ethical HRM, employee welfare, and responsible business. 

The MSc Human Resource Management (CIPD Pathway) from University of Birmingham is for graduates from a range of backgrounds who are looking for a career in this exciting, challenging and influential area.

By the end of the programme you will have a high standard of knowledge and understanding of the current practical, intellectual and policy challenges facing practitioners in the field of human resource management. 

These include:

  • The relationship between HRM and business strategy
  • The impact of HRM on company performance
  • The challenge of developing HRM strategies in an international context   
  • The implications of new individual and collective employment rights
  • Managing change and introducing new forms of work organisation
  • Ensuring that employees are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge.

Careers in Business

Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. We’ll help you in all aspects of your career management, from planning your job-seeking strategies, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and assessment centres and developing your essential employability skills. 

At the start of your programme you will receive an email from our team, giving details of how you can access Careers in Business Online. Please get in touch to find out how our Careers in Business team can support you.


The programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • HR Policies in Practice 
  • Change Management
  • Dissertation Management Report
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Perspectives on Industrial Relations
  • Leadership Development
  • Managing Organisations
  • Researching Work, Employment and Employee Relations
  • Training and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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    23230 GBP/year
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    10810 GBP/year
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Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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  • International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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