University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Human Resource Management

If you have an interest in how people work, coupled with an interest in how staff can help organisations succeed, then a career in human resource management (HRM) is for you. This course provides the knowledge and skills to enable you to become an effective HR professional and manager of people. We are an Accredited Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) � the professional body for HR specialists. On completion, you may be eligible to seek Associate membership of the CIPD and you may meet the criteria for Chartered Membership (depending on your previous experience). The full-time course provides you with the generalist grounding needed to operate effectively as an HR professional, as well as at a strategic HR level.

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 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
Cayman Islands George Town 000 000

Key information

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