12 months
20350 GBP/year
13030 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Human Resource Management course offered by the University of Essex  gives you the knowledge, skills and understanding to become a successful leader and practitioner in this increasingly complex business function. You will learn to address practical human resource issues in a critical and independent way, while considering the ethical obligations of the human resource practitioner

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MSc Human Resource Management covers contemporary management issues, such as:

  • the changing strategic role of human resource management departments
  • the ethics of human resource management
  • employment relations
  • international human resource management

Our course has been designed to meet the needs both of newly qualified graduates and experienced professionals looking to enhance their career prospects. After studying our MSc Human Resource Management you’ll be prepared to take a role at the forefront of any human resource department and its parent organisation.

Your future

This  Human Resource Management course offered by the University of Essex    provides a solid foundation for a career in human resources. Many of our graduates also enjoy roles in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy, with many using the skills developed at Essex to go into business themselves.

We provide you with the necessary skills to succeed in modern workplaces, fostering creativity, innovation and ethical awareness to help you tackle the many challenges of the business world.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles and Practices in Human Resource Management

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Research Methods in Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

  • Understanding Organisational Change

  • Digital Human Resource Management

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a 2:2 degree, or equivalent. We particularly encourage applications from business management, social sciences and humanities backgrounds, but will consider applications from any background.
  • You may also be considered with a lower class degree, or no degree at all, if you have three year’s relevant work experience in a field such as: Human Resource Management or Management (please provide your CV).
  • We will also consider candidates with a pass in a relevant CIPD Level 5 qualification, combined with two year’s relevant work experience in a field such as: Human Resource Management or Management (please provide your CV).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13030 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Home/UK fee: £6,515
  • International fee: £10,175

Living costs for Colchester

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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