The MSc Human Resource Management has been developed to produce graduates capable of making a difference in the HR arena. This one year programme is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as meeting the knowledge requirements that are pre-requisite for Chartered Membership or Chartered Fellowship of the CIPD.
Increasingly the value of CIPD qualifications is being recognised nationally and internationally. The CIPD's research amongst leading organisations ensures that the content of this programme is contemporary and highly valued by employers.
Please note the following information for applicants.
As a student on MSc Human Resource Management (full-time) you will be entitled to a free iPad to enhance your learning experience. Students will be provided with the iPad upon commencing the course to access the latest learning materials. Additionally, students will also be supplied with a small number of eBooks related to the subject of study.
Students on this course are also eligible to apply for a scholarship from Nottingham Business School. For full details on eligibility and how much is available visit the postgraduate fees and funding section of our website.
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Course length: One year full-time
Study location: City site
Fees and funding:
See the fees and funding information. Please note that fees are subject to annual review.
The following core modules will give you a solid grounding in HRM, providing you with a greater understanding and knowledge of human resource practice in contemporary organisations.
- HRM in its Business Context
- People Resourcing and Talent Management
- Learning and Talent Development
- Research Methods and Professional Skills
- Applied Consultancy Project
Specialist elective modules develop skills and knowledge in an area of your own particular interest. In your second term you will complete three elective modules. The specialist options we offer may include:
- Performance Management
- Reward Management
- Leadership and Management Development
- Organisation Design and Organisation Development
- Developing Coaching Competence
- Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development Provision
- HRM in an International Environment
- CSR and diversity in HRM.
We welcome you to Nottingham Business School with an extended induction which introduces you to staff and allows you to get to know each other. It also outlines the programme and offers opportunities to explore the various learning and support resources available.
A variety of methods are used throughout the course, including examinations and assignments. Assessments will be organisationally based, requiring investigation, critical analysis and recommendations for improvement. These are often submitted as reports or in the form of presentations. Other forms of assignment may involve selection interviewing, employment tribunal practice or being part of a consultancy group seeking to win a training contract.
How you study
A range of teaching and learning methods are employed including, lectures, seminars, case studies, interactive workshops, discussions, business simulations and group activities.
In-sessional English language support
For those students whose first language is not English, the Business School provides in-sessional support for academic writing specific to the requirements of the course.
Nottingham Business School students who have graduated from similar HRM Masters programmes report that the learning has greatly helped their knowledge and ability to apply it. This in turn has enhanced their credibility at work and improved their career prospects.
A recent HRM graduate established her own HR consultancy business. This came about through support from The Hive – Nottingham Trent University's centre for entrepreneurs, high-growth start-ups and spin-outs from university research – which promotes enterprise and provides the knowledge to create a successful business venture. Another graduate progressed from being a Director of HR in an National Health Service UK hospital to a position in a blue chip consultancy organisation where he has taken on an international profile of clients.
Although this course does not currently offer a placement, the applied Consultancy Project provides the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained from the previous modules within a real life UK business setting. The Consultancy Project enables you to undertake an assignment to develop your consultancy skills and gain a detailed understanding of the management and operation of a modern business.
The consultancy project
Designed to integrate and operationalise theory, the consultancy project provides groups of programme members with the opportunity to put theory into practice in a real life UK business setting. The module aims to develop the capacity to work as part of a management team through active participation in a live consultancy project, and to enhance the ability to communicate clearly; argue rationally; and apply strategic concepts to produce real business solutions - given time constraints and conditions of uncertainty.
All of our courses are vocationally-oriented, providing the skills and experience that are relevant to and valued by employers. The real-world consultancy project, carried out in collaboration with local organisations, continues to be a key factor in the success of our courses and one on which we are keen to build. The new framework, in which the consultancy experience forms the basis of a 40-credit project, has preserved and extended this opportunity to provide you with work-based experience that is of genuine value to your future career.
- An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) preferably in a business related subject. Alternatively applicants with qualifications at a lower level and experience will also be considered.
- English language requirements for International and EU students
See the How to apply section for more information.
Further entry requirements
An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) preferably in a business related subject.
Applicants with educational qualifications at a level lower than an undergraduate degree will also be considered but will be asked to provide evidence of capability to successfully complete a programme of study at HEM level. Typically, these applicants may be asked to complete a short assignment that would be assessed at interview by the programme leader. If applicants have previously completed the Certificate in Personnel Practice or the Certificate in Human Resourcing Practice, they will be assessed on an appropriate piece of work from that programme. These applicants should also have relevant work experience related to management and/or human resource management.
English language requirements
English language entry requirements for courses at Nottingham Business School and a full list of all English language qualifications accepted by the University are available on our website.
One academic OR vocational reference is required.
How to apply
Applications should be made using the apply online button at the top of the page.