MSc Human Resource Management

Sheffield University Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

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

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 CIPD-accredited course teaches you the theory and the practical skills you need to select, motivate and develop staff.

You'll learn about best practice in areas such as pay and rewards, diversity, performance management, wellbeing and international HR management.

We also explore the financial, political, legal and socio-economic factors than can have implications for the way we manage staff.

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

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

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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 degree.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS 7.0 with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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.

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

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