Entry requirements

Applicants for the MA in Human Resources and Consulting are normally expected to have the following qualifications:

  • an honours degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university
  • demonstrable English language competence if their first language is not English

Academic qualifications

We look for a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent
(eg, a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a four-point scale or an A grade on a literal scale).

The subject area of the first degree is not critical.

Work experience

Because the programme demands the ability to reflect on and discuss professional practice and HR issues, some relevant work experience can be helpful for this programme. For many students, this will have been gained in management education, training or development, consultancy or other branches of management; experience of voluntary organisations is also very useful.

English language requirements

Studying at Masters level demands a high level of fluency in written and spoken language, and excellent comprehension. For this reason, non-native speakers of English are normally asked to demonstrate their English language competence by taking one of the internationally recognised tests below.

Our minimum language requirements for postgraduate study at LUMS are:

  • IELTS 7.0, with at least 6.0 in each element
  • Pearson Academic (PTE) 70, with at least 55 in each element
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade C

Please note: IELTS and Pearson scores are valid for two years from the test date.

English language tests marginally below these levels?

If you are clearly a strong applicant in other respects, we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. In this case, the offer of a place on the Masters programme could depend on successful completion of this course, and additional fee is charged. We have designed these courses to help you improve your English to the level needed  for your academic programme.

If you need to attend one of these courses, we will send you further information at the offer stage.