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M.Sc. On Campus

Human Resource Management

Queen's University Belfast

12 months
20500 GBP/year
7250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Human Resource Management programme at Queen's University Belfast aims to develop your expertise in the field of Human Resource Management, and allows you to gain professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). 

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You will be provided with a strong basis of theoretical and practical learning, and be encouraged to develop the critical thinking skills and strategic orientation that underpins excellence in the HR profession. 

Taught by a team of world class researchers and experienced practitioners, the course is designed to provide you with a high standard of knowledge and understanding of the current trends, opportunities and challenges facing HRM practitioners and researchers within the global context. 

You will have the opportunity to engage with experienced HR and organizational leaders, apply learning to the real-world context and develop the practical skills for working in a HR environment.

The programme’s mixture of disciplinary rigour, academic expertise and applied focus equips you for work in a wide range of positions across the human resource management field. 

You will be well positioned to advance your career in the HR-related field with the potential to gain employment in a range of roles such as HR analyst, HR advisor, HR generalist, HR manager, recruitment manager, career advisor as well as positions in consultancy, trade unions and academic and policy research across all sectors.

The Human Resource Management programme at Queen's University Belfast delivers a suite of modules that explore and critically assess relevant and contemporary HRM- related theories, research and HRM practice (see course modules). 

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation that involves the investigation and analysis of a HRM-related issue and provides you with an opportunity for an applied and in-depth study of organisations and the management of work. You can be assured that our MSc HRM course is at the forefront of research-led, practical and theoretically informed education.

Career Development

The MSc HRM will provide you with the opportunity to participate in career management sessions delivered by careers advisors and leading HR professionals in the field. These sessions will enable you to consider your career goals and how they can be achieved.


The programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Resource Management in Context 
  • Human Resource Management Theory and Strategy 
  • Performance and Reward Management 
  • HRM Analytics 
  • Resourcing and Talent Management 
  • Managing Employment Relations
  • Research Methods for Business 
  • Human Capital Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline.
  • Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and sufficient relevant experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • A formal interview, the submission of written work or exam may form a part of this procedure.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £7,250
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £7,250
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £7,250
  • EU Other £20,500
  • International £20,500

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 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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