University of Bath

University of Bath

Human Resource Management and Consulting

This course introduces students to the broad field of business and management whilst helping them to gain a full understanding of the concepts underlying human resource management and consulting. It enhances employability by giving students general business management knowledge, specialist human resource management knowledge and consulting skills which can be applied in a range of organisational settings.

Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree in business/management (2.1 or above or its international equivalent). Other degrees with significant business/ management components or in a social science subject may also be considered. The programme is open to graduates who currently have little or no business experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require a threshold level of 7.0 in the IELTS exam (with no less than 6.5 in each section). A£60 application fee is required for this programme and this should be submitted with the application.

Course modules

Semester 1: marketing; business economics; human resource management; cross cultural management; consulting: context, theory and practice.
Semester 2: methods of management research; evidence based HRM and consultancy. Optional Units: organisation development consulting; project management; strategy and human resource management; leading and managing change. Optional units: strategic management; international dimensions of organisational behaviour; corporate social responsibility in an international context; global governance and accountability; principles of corporate social responsibility. Dissertation period: project/dissertation units.

Assessment methods

A variety of individual and group assessment methods are used throughout the degree including assignments, exams, presentations, reports and exercises. The dissertation consists of a 10-15,000 word extended piece of individual research, supervised by a member of faculty.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 18,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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