Human Resource Management (MSc)

University of Bath    School of Management

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time
Business & Management (5)

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The MSc in Human Resource Management is a specialised programme that equips you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage people in various organisational settings. You'll delve into contemporary employment issues and develop essential managerial and interpersonal abilities. With a range of optional units, you can tailor the course to your interests, exploring topics in management and HR. The programme also emphasizes the practical application of theory, providing you with opportunities to work on real business problems. Our state-of-the-art School of Management building fosters collaboration and features the latest technology. Join us to enhance your career prospects in HR management.

About the course

Specialise in HR and learn about managing people in organisations. You’ll gain knowledge of contemporary employment issues in a changing world of work.

Develop your managerial, leadership and interpersonal skills. You’ll graduate prepared for a range of careers in human resource management.

You will learn:

  • how to effectively manage human resources in a variety of organisational contexts
  • practical techniques for effective people management, supported by the latest theory
  • how to use HR-related data and people-focused strategies to attract and retain a healthy workforce
  • the significance and complexities of managing HR in a global context


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Entry Requirements

You should have a 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) undergraduate degree. Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

If English is not your first language, you will need to pass an English language test.

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Student Profiles

Ridaa Shah

I had been working in the banking and finance sector for about two years before I decided to follow my passion in human resources. I realised that I needed credentials that are highly valued by the industry and Bath's School of Management is one of the few top-ranked universities in the UK that offered a mix of Human Resource Management and Consulting.

My MSc required a lot of time management and dedication. We had packed schedules with classes, workshops and seminars that went on through the day. Additionally, evenings were dedicated to group projects, meetings and activities.

My favourite part about being in Bath has definitely been the weather. I come from a hot, dry island in Bahrain and so, unlike most people here, the one thing I absolutely love is the rain, it's a blessing! Bath has felt like home since I arrived. It's a small, welcoming city that is super student friendly, which has made studying here a lot of fun.

The best part about being an international student in Bath is being surrounded by more international students. My highlight has been all the people I've got to meet and work with. Our course was filled with individuals from various industries, academic backgrounds and cultures. There has always been someone new to meet and learn from.

With competition increasing in the job market and my decision to switch career paths, I wanted a degree that would strengthen my skills for employability; the MSc in Human Resource Management and Consulting has done just that. I studied relevant, challenging units and attended events with industry leaders. I've also developed personally, learning to be more self-reliant, confident and hardworking. My MSc experience has given me a clearer strategy and a stronger set of tools for my future career.

Ge Bai

Working as a marketing assistant in an international company triggered my interest in human resources. I realised the importance and complexity of managing human resources in an organisation. I was attracted to the University of Bath and the School of Management by their reputation for education and research excellence.

I also valued the various business activities offered by the School, which ensure we are well-prepared for the workplace. Studying human resource management will improve my commercial awareness, my teamworking and my communication skills.

I really enjoy studying the MSc in Human Resource Management and Consulting. The course is well-structured, and every module is highly applicable to the business world. You can always link theories to real business cases. Lecturers are engaging and bring lots of fun to lectures. In seminars, they explain theories further and answer our questions.

Working with peers from various cultural and educational backgrounds has been an incredible experience. You can always gain different perspectives and be inspired by the people around you.

The course has given me significant knowledge about the HR field. My experience in group discussions and teamwork has trained me to communicate confidently and to deal with stressful situations. My multitasking and time management skills have also improved through project work. Both the technical and soft skills I’m developing will equip me well for my future career.

Bath is the most beautiful city in the UK. Both the city centre and campus are well equipped. On campus I enjoy swimming in our Olympic-standard swimming pool. In the city, I enjoy a wide range of cultural and natural attractions. The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and Royal Crescent are perfect places to visit and de-stress.

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