Gain specialist human resource management knowledge and consulting skills. You’ll also develop your key business skills and apply what you learn to organisational challenges.

This course is for graduates who want to develop key managerial skills and are interested in a career in human resource management or consultancy.

With the latest knowledge in people management, you’ll graduate prepared for a variety of business management roles. We use a hands-on, practical approach to teaching the latest approaches in human resource management.

Key benefits

  • One of a few MSc courses in the country to offer the specific combination of HRM and consulting
  • Make the course your own. Customise your degree to suit your strengths and interests with a range of optional units
  • Meet and engage with our network of industry leaders
  • Develop as a future business leader by gaining global insight and cross-cultural experience from your coursemates
  • The practical and collaborative focus of the degree will give you experience to take into a consulting career

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Module Details:

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Semester one

You will take these units:

  • Marketing
  • Business economics
  • Human resource management
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Consulting: context, theory and practice

Semester two

Compulsory units

You will take this unit:

  • Methods of management research for HRM and consultancy
  • Optional units
  • You will select four optional units in total.
  • You can select three or four from this list:
  • Understanding employment law
  • Management consulting: data driven approaches
  • Project management
  • Strategy and human resource management
  • Leading and managing change

If you select three from the above units, you will also select one of these units:

  • Strategic management
  • Strategic brand management
  • Global governance and accountability
  • Strategies for sustainability
  • Managing strategic partnerships
  • Negotiation
  • Corporate social responsibility in an international context
  • Defining your career goals

Summer: Dissertation

Student Destinations

The practical focus of our courses will help you stand out from the crowd. You will develop key skills and work with employers from the start of your course.

Our graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in a range of areas, start their own business or begin a PhD.


For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more

Entry Requirements

2:1 or above (or international equivalent) undergraduate degree. Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you are a UK student and completed your undergraduate degree abroad, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

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