University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Human Resource Development

Once you have successfully completed the postgraduate diploma in human resource management (or equivalent), you can progress to this Master�s top-up course. Through an intensive learning block and a self-chosen dissertation, you can become a highly competent HR practitioner with specialist skills to match your

Entry requirements

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Advanced Level 7 Qualification either through the completion of a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or Personnel Management or the level 7 qualification at a CIPD accredited centre. If a PG Diploma was gained more than 5 years previously, Chartered Fellows and Chartered Members of the CIPD may be eligible to apply through a specific AP(E)L route. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Modules: leadership skills and management; resourcing, learning and talent management; managing human resources and employment relationships in context; the HR practitioner researcher and the global perspective.

Assessment methods

Assessment differs from unit to unit, but all consist of varying forms of coursework alongside a time-constrained assessment. You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 2,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 2,570 per Academic year (home fees) 6 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,030 per Academic year (overseas fees) 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Admissions Centre, Portsmouth Business School
Telephone number: 
023 9284 8200