University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited)

Research-based, and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), this programme delivers contemporary theory and develops practical skills. Learning from active researchers and practitioners, you will apply cutting-edge theory to global HR issues. The programme is suitable for those embarking on a career in HR and experienced HR Professionals who want to further develop their knowledge.

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not for profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has more than 135,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree in any discipline is expected from a UK university or an equivalent academic qualification from a similar non-UK institution is required. Non-graduates with very extensive professional experience and/or other prior qualifications may also be considered. All candidates must meet our required level of English.

Course modules

This 12-month programme consists of nine compulsory modules, including ‘Academic and Practitioner Perspectives’, which runs over both semesters. Over the summer, students undertake a case study in ‘HR in an Organisational Context.’

Student are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full MSc.

  • Applied Research Methods for Hrm (ULMS875)
  • Strategic Learning, Training and Development (ULMS522)
  • People and Performance Management (ULMS784)
  • Strategic Hr (ULMS786)
  • Human Resource Management : Academic and Practitioner Perspectives (ULMS550)
  • Conflict Management (ULMS785)
  • Strategic Organization (ULMS765)
  • Business Leadership (ULMS700)
  • Diversity Management (ULMS794)
  • Hr in An Organisational Context (ULMS840)


Course fees Include the CIPD EISO student membership fee.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 9,650 per Academic year (Home) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 18,150 per Academic year (International) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 £ 4,825 per Year 1 (Home) 24 Months

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