MSc Human Resource Management

Sheffield University Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

Triple Crown accreditation means we meet the high standards of three of the world's most prestigious accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. This puts us in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide.

We teach business management from a truly global perspective. Our staff and students come from all over the world. And our courses are based on pioneering research into the challenges faced by businesses everywhere.

About the course

This Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)-accredited course explores employment relations and selecting, motivating and developing staff.

You also get special training to help you understand HR management in its strategic, organisational and financial contexts.

You can apply to base your dissertation on project work with an organisation.The review of a large accountancy firm's approach to corporate social responsibility is among recent projects.

The course produces well-rounded graduates with an unusual degree of insight.

Core modules

  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Professional Development
  • Industrial Relations
  • Research Methods
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Employee and Organisational Development
  • International Human Resource Studies
  • Employee Performance Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Dissertation


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Case studies
  • Group work for collaborative learning
  • Web-based discussion groups


  • Individual assignments
  • Group projects
  • End-of-semester exams
  • Dissertation

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Rob Globke, postgraduate in the School of Managment

Key facts

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or an approved professional qualification.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

How we teach

We'll teach you how to identify opportunities, solve problems and inspire others. Many of our teaching staff are world-class researchers working in policy-relevant areas. Our courses are based on their research.

We bring in guest speakers from business, local government and industry. You can apply to carry out a project with an external organisation as part of your course. We also offer you the chance to spend the summer at another university overseas.

The perfect learning environment

The Management School moved to a newly-refurbished building in 2013. Close to the Students' Union, Sheffield city centre and the Peak District, these high-quality facilities are designed to stimulate study and the exchange of ideas.

Your career

This specialist MSc is designed to prepare you for a career in the sector. Recent graduates work for Accenture, the Central Bank of Cyprus and KPMG.

Triple Crown accreditation

The School is Triple Crown accredited, placing it in the top one per cent of business schools globally. Courses are also accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, as well as specialist institutions including the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and the Institute of Consulting.

The MSc in Human Resource Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Apply now

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

T: +44 (0)114 222 3376