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MSc Human Resource Management

Essential preparation for managing Human Resources in contemporary organisations.

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About The Course

Successful organisations have successful employee relations. However, it takes sophisticated conceptual and analytical skills to deliver this. It needs a deep understanding of people in an organisational context. This MSc provides the tools to allow you to thrive in the world of human resource management.

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). You receive student CIPD membership immediately and become an associate member when you are awarded your degree (subject to successful completion of all modules and necessary fees).

Every organisational decision has an impact on its workforce. Our aim is to foster critical and reflective thinking and pragmatism. We will give you the confidence to challenge existing workplace thinking using good theoretical understanding. You will engage with real life business reports and learn how to assess the impact on HR issues which may include staff development, retention and workload alongside financial outcomes.

Key Facts

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The MSc Human Resource Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) the professional body for HR and people development. This means you will be able to become a student member and enjoy the benefits and resources that CIPD provide. On graduation you can become an Associate Member of CIPD, and you will have achieved the knowledge objectives for Chartered Membership, which will provide a quicker route to this level, further enhancing your employability in the HR field.

Course Content

The degree begins with a week of intensive activities designed to introduce you to the programme and make clear what will be expected of you. Induction will also allow you to find out more about the University and Management School and the facilities available. A series of activities and social events, including two off-site visits to places of interest, will allow you to get to know your fellow students and the staff in the department.

During your first term from October to December, you will study the below modules.

Please note that the Professional Skills module listed below is only compulsory for those wishing to gain CIPD accreditation.

The second part of the course runs from January to March, and includes the below modules:

From May to September you will work on your dissertation with support from your supervisor. You will submit it at the start of September, at the end of your Masters programme. 

Learning Environment

You'll be immersed in an interactive learning environment, with emphasis on developing the transferable skills required to succeed. Through group activities and study visits, you will become part of a cohesive learning community and gain a strong understanding of contemporary issues in organisations as well as the latest techniques to address them. You will also explore an advanced skills module to prepare you for the workplace, and group tasks to reinforce your team-working skills.


Our programme-specific scholarships are aimed at high-achieving students with a strong academic or personal profile. We'll automatically consider you for these scholarships when you apply and if you are shortlisted we'll be in touch with the next steps, so it's best to apply as soon as possible.

We also offer other scholarships - visit our Scholarships and Funding page to find out more.


The Careers Team at LUMS helps you shape your career plans and supports your job-hunting process in a variety of ways, including personalised one-to-one support and interactive workshops on areas such as career strategies, writing CVs and applications, interview skills, psychometric testing, what to expect at assessment centres, and online networking strategies.

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