Human Resource Management

Ulster University - Belfast

Human Resource Management

A highly relevant course, producing HR professionals of the future. This course will provide you with people management development and business knowledge, for an immediate impact on your organisation. Modules include resourcing and talent management, organisation design and change, HR analytics, employee relations and engagement, and employment law. The Labour Relation Agency acknowledges high-achieving students with an award for best dissertation, the research for which delivers people management and development business solutions.

Multiple students from this course have won the prestigious CIPD NI Award for Outstanding Student (2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022).

Professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) is vital for employability in the HR profession. Get professional membership alongside your MSc HRM. CIPD is a recognised global brand for people management and development, championing work and working lives. Employers want people who can do the job and make a difference - get the academic and professional recognition you deserve!

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
• Strategic HRM in Context
• Organisational Behaviour and HRM
• Management Research for HR Practice
• Resourcing and Talent Management

Year two
• Organisation Design and Development
• Employee Relations and Engagement
• Dissertation
• HR Analytics
• Employment Law

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

Entry Requirements
Students are usually expected to have a second class honours degree or equivalent, English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and one year’s experience in an HR or HR-related role, for example, line or supervisory role.

In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee may be considered for entry to the course. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

An interview may form part of the selection process.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").


The course lasts for a minimum duration of 2 years part-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

Career options
This course is very relevant to those in the HR profession, seeking to further their experience and/or career development opportunities and for line managers wishing to develop their knowledge and expertise in people management. In addition, Professional Membership of the CIPD is vital for employability within the HR profession.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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