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Human Resource Management MSc top-up

Course Description

Choose Kingston's Human Resource Management MSc top-up

Our Human Resource Management MSc top-up course provides a quick and flexible way for students who have completed a PgDip in human resource management (HRM) to 'top-up' to a full Human Resource Management MSc.

The course is carefully designed to meet employers' needs and is recognised for its quality, giving you the tools you need to succeed in senior human resources roles, executive training and development roles.

Kingston Business School has 30 years' experience of running human resources programmes.

Notable alumni.

Excellent networking opportunities.

From Research to Practice seminar series (co-presented by an HR academic and HR practitioner), jointly organised with the CIPD and delivered by leading HR managers, recruitment specialists and talent and development consultants alongside Kingston's own expert academics.

Programmes taught by Kingston University's expert staff and leading researchers, alongside many guest speakers, visiting professors and Fellows in Kingston Business School's renowned Centre for Research in Employability, Skill and Society.

Proximity to the CIPD headquarters and library.

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

What will you study?

Following an induction programme that prepares you for intensive study, you will build a solid knowledge of research methods and develop the academic skills to put theory into practice.


Data analysis and dissertation.

Course structure

You will choose a research project and write a dissertation that is relevant to your organisation's strategic objectives and the wider environment in which it operates.

Core module

Research Methods and Dissertation

What this course offers you

A fast and flexible way to progress from your PgDip in HRM or International HRM to an Human Resource Management MSc.

The opportunity to shape the direction of your professional career, through your choice of research and dissertation.

One of the best HRM MA top-up courses in Western Europe, ranked 39 by Eduniversal Masters Ranking in 2012/13.

A supportive and pleasant study environment, just 30 minutes from London, with students from various international industry backgrounds and expert academics.

Teaching quality that has been rated 'excellent' by the Higher Education Funding Council (only a few of the UK business schools have received such recognition).

HRM seminar series delivered by leading HRM managers, recruitment specialists and talent development consultants with Kingston Business School's own renowned academics.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Visit the Human Resource Management MSc top-up page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you need 120 credits at level 7 in a human resources related subject. All candidates must demonstrate their motivation and ability to work at postgraduate level. Students need to be well-prepared, self-disciplined and able to manage their time and workload effectively.

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