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Human Resource Management MSc

  • Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Part-time: Not available
  • School: Business and Economics

Programme information

Our MSc Human Resource Management programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in HRM or allied fields of management.

We anticipate that graduates of this programme will meet the knowledge requirements for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR, employment relations and related professions in the UK.

Taught by academics with both a strong track record in HRM related research and practical experience as HR managers, the course focuses on developing critical thinking and analytical skills alongside more practical skills required for a career in people management.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification with a substantial business, management or cognate social science component. Applications from those with a lower second class degree or from a different disciplinary background may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

English Language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. 

TOEFL with an overall score of 92, and no sub-test score below 22

See full list of English language qualifications we accept, with full details on each.

Assessment

Core taught modules (HRM: Theory and Practice and Strategic HRM) are assessed predominantly through exams with a small course work element. Other modules are assessed through a combination of group and individual coursework.

Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.

Future Career Prospects

Most large and medium sized organisations employ HR and personnel specialists. Graduates will be well equipped to bring expertise to both specialist HR and more general management roles in both private and public sector organisations.

The information published here reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 2 £12,500 £18,500

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.

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"When I first arrived I found it easy to settle into the university life because there were different programmes organised in order to meet and interact with people in the university."

MSc Economics and Finance

Justin

"I chose Loughborough because of the academic reputation of the University as a whole, and more specifically the reputation of the school of Business and Economics."

MSc Economics and Finance

Ruth

"I decided to study at Loughborough University because it is ranked as one of the top schools in the UK and top-10 for business and management courses which was amazing."

MSc Information Management and Business Technology

Sharon

"The department has very good links with key players in industry. I like that there is always a chance to talk to representatives from organisation such as IBM, Rolls Royce and Airbus. "

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