Aston Business School

Aston University

Human Resource Management and Business

MSc Human Resource Management & Business (HRMB) will develop your understanding of the theory and practice of people management in work organisations, addressing the skills required for effective analysis and policy formation. The course is distinctive in grounding the study of HRM within the broader discipline of management, with an emphasis on change management and strategy.

Entry requirements

MSc: One of the following: A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class) Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. As well as: Two professional references - at least one must be from an academic referee. An official academic transcript of your university grades to date. For International students: An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date. Students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English Language requirements. Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements. Find out more about our English language requirements.

Course modules

Core modules: Organisational Behaviour Strategy, Change and Leadership Strategic and International Human Resource Management Assessment, Performance and Reward Learning and Talent Development Employee Relations in Context Employment Law Research Methods Managing and Interpreting Financial Information Ethics in Academic Practice Professional Development Programme (PDP)

Assessment methods

What makes us stand out from other universities is our focus on the practical application of course material. You'll be taught various theories and perspectives relating to HRM, but you'll also spend a large proportion of your time applying these to real-life or simulated business scenarios. This will enhance your understanding and make you better equipped for skilled, graduate roles. Our adaptable teaching staff deliver this course in a way that suits all learning styles. This means we use a range of teaching methods, from lectures and tutorials to practical workshops and group work. All sessions are delivered in an open and supportive atmosphere, helping you to get the most out of your studies. We use a variety of assessment methods as part of this course. There's a mix of exams, coursework, presentations and group work. For our assessments we use real or fictitious business situations and ask you to apply the knowledge you have learnt to solve a business issue. These practical assessments help to prepare you to take on specific tasks in a work environment. Our online learning platform will also support you with your studies. It has all the digital resources you need when revising, including lecture slides, access e-books and online journals, as well as video recordings of teaching sessions.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 17,950 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 10,400 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site B4 7ET West Midlands

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