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.

I was attracted by the small class sizes and combination of the interactive teaching programme and research project within an organisation to provide real-world work experience.

Jessica Pickard, postgraduate student in Sheffield University Management School

About the course

Course description 2017

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

This 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. Recent projects include the review of a large accountancy firm’s approach to corporate social responsibility.

Rob Globke, postgraduate in the School of Management

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, and web-based discussion groups.


Individual assignments, group projects, end-of-semester examinations and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or an approved professional qualification.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Entry requirements for international students

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