The University of Sheffield
Prospective postgraduates

MSc Human Resource Management

Rob Globke, postgraduate in the School of Managment

Key facts

  • Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • 1 year full-time

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 degree.

English language requirements: overall IELTS 7.0 with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Any questions?

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

Ms Amy Lax
T: +44 (0)114 222 3376

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About the course

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

The 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.

Core modules

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


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


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

Your career

Our graduates are creative, disciplined individuals who make a difference wherever they go. They're employed by companies such as Sainsbury's, ASDA, Boots, Pepsico International and Adidas. Their job titles include Management Consultant, Web Marketing Consultant and Campaign Manager.

A specialist MSc can take you into a particular field of management such as human resources, finance or leisure. You might be inspired to set up a company of your own.

Real-world skills

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 have close links with industry, commerce and local government.

Learning environment

The Management School moves to a newly refurbished building in spring 2013. Based in leafy Broomhill, close to the University's sports centre, the building has outstanding facilities and is a 10–15 minute walk from central campus.

Triple Crown accreditation

We're one of only 14 management schools in the UK to be awarded Triple Crown status – our courses are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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