Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Human Resource Management should have, or expect to hold, one of the following types of degrees:

  • Management and Business Studies (especially where students have already studied areas such as organisational behaviour or human resource management), Economics, Social Sciences (for example particularly those with a more qualitative approach such as Sociology, Psychology, Applied Social Science) Law, History, Philosophy, English, Languages Arts or other Humanities subjects.

Work experience is beneficial, but not compulsory. Yet, although work experience is not a compulsory admission criterion, it is always an important asset. We encourage all those who work in management and are interested in developing their careers to apply.

You can find out more about the international qualifications we accept on the main University website.

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
  • ToEFL iBT 100 (with minimum 22 in each skill)

Please note: IELTS and Pearson scores are valid for two years from the test date. Also, note that ToEFL tests are no longer recognised by the UK Visas and Immigration Office for entry to pre-sessional English language courses.