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Human Resource Management MSc

1 year, starting in October 2023

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

Key benefits

  • Make the course your own. Our range of optional units will let you specialise or explore more general topics in management and HR.
  • Meet and engage with our network of industry leaders
  • Apply the theory to a business issue in our optional alternative to a traditional dissertation. You'll get practical experience working on a real problem.

We give you the edge

We combine the latest research with many opportunities to apply it. This will help you stand out from the crowd. You'll develop key professional skills and work with our partner organisations on optional projects from day one. Find out more about optional activities.

Our graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in a range of areas, start their own business or begin a PhD. Find out more about how we prepare you for career success.

Graduate career data

We’ve made changes to this course for 2023, including renaming it from ‘MSc in Human Resource Management and Consulting’. Career destination data for the course in its current form won’t be available until 2024.

87% of our 2019-2021 Human Resource Management and Consulting graduates were working or had accepted a job offer within three months of completing their course. View more graduate career data. Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.

Building for the future

Our new School of Management building opened in June 2022. The latest technology gives you a flexible and modern learning environment. The design focuses on working together, with an open layout to enable effective teamwork.

Our new building encourages engagement with other students and academics. A dedicated Employment Hub provides a space for you to meet and network with our industry partners.

Learning and teaching

You will learn from staff with backgrounds and expertise in relevant areas of human resource management. This course has been designed holistically ensuring the available units complement each other to meet its overall aims.

2022/23 Academic Year


Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, information about courses starting in the 22/23 academic year may be subject to change. We continue to improve your teaching and learning experience, so you gain skills and understanding which are valuable to you and sought after by employers.

Before you apply for a course, please check the website for the most recently published course detail. If you apply to the University of Bath, you will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

We understand that you will want to know more about the shape of the academic year. We work hard and plan for different scenarios, to be able to welcome you to the University of Bath at the start of each semester.

Find out about our approach for a safe campus experience for the current 2021 to 2022 academic year.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. It starts in October 2023 and ends in 2024. Welcome week starts on 25 September 2023.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Year 1

Semester 1

Compulsory units

  • Human resource management: theory and practice

    10 credits

  • Leading and managing change

    10 credits

  • Managing people in global organisations

    10 credits

Semester 2

You’ll choose 10 credits of optional units.

Compulsory units

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion at work

    5 credits

  • People analytics

    5 credits

  • Strategic human resource management in action

    10 credits

Optional units

  • Analysing grand challenges in business and society

    10 credits

  • Employment law

    5 credits

  • Independent study

    5 credits

  • Management consulting

    5 credits

  • Negotiation

    5 credits

  • Technology management

    10 credits

Summer

You’ll have the flexibility to choose one of two options.

Optional units

  • Dissertation

    30 credits

  • Practice track

    30 credits

Learning and assessment

You’ll be taught and assessed by a variety of methods and it will vary between units. These methods are designed to promote in-depth learning and understanding of the subject.

Learning

You will experience a variety of teaching methods including:

  • seminar presentations
  • group project work
  • case studies
  • interactive lectures

Specialists from our Careers Service, Academic Skills Centre and Library offer a range of personal development opportunities. There are more options available through the Students’ Union.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written examination

Learning and teaching

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activities. You will be expected to work on your own and as part of a group.

Contact hours

Class contact hours, which can be made up of lectures, seminars, and tutorials, vary throughout your course but are typically 10–16 hours a week during the taught semesters.

Additional briefing sessions will be provided to help you prepare for the summer project and as part of the co-curricular offering of live projects (see more below). You will receive direct guidance from an allocated member of academic staff for your summer project activity.

Independent learning

As well as timetabled contact hours, you're expected to undertake independent learning and assessment. Typically, this might be around 25 - 30 hours per week, and include individual research, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, preparing coursework, presentations, or revising for exams.

Assessment breakdown

You will experience a broad balance between different forms of assessment: individual and group assignments, as well as examinations. The work required may include written submissions, live presentations and recorded videos. Assessment on the course has been designed to support your professional development in important business and practical skills.

The final degree grade is determined by a weighted average of the taught semesters (two thirds) and the summer project activity (one third).

We can make reasonable adjustments to assessment procedures for students with disabilities. Take a look at our Disability Service’s pages for information.

Professional accreditations

We are currently going through the accreditation process with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and are awaiting the outcome. 


Recognition of professional qualifications


As well as being recognised as a higher academic qualification, a number of our degrees are also accredited by professional bodies in the United Kingdom. An accredited degree may entitle you to work in a specific profession within the UK, and abroad (where there are reciprocating arrangements with professional bodies in other countries).

The requirements to practise a profession vary from country to country. If you wish to practise your profession outside the United Kingdom, you are advised to confirm that the UK professional qualification you seek is valid in the country in which you are intending to work.

Wearing a black blazer and a light grey shirt, MSc in Human Resource Management and Consulting student Ge Bai stands in front of a light grey studio backdrop smiling at the camera.
‘I’ve valued the various business activities offered by the School of Management, which make sure students are well-prepared for the workplace.’
Ge Bai MSc in Human Resource Management and Consulting (Graduating year, 2019)

Entry requirements


Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

Type of degree

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

If you are a UK student and completed your undergraduate degree abroad, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Chinese qualifications

A four year Bachelor degree with a final overall score of at least 80% depending on the institution attended.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

German qualifications

A Bachelor degree, Esrte Staatsprüfung (Primarstufe / Sekundarstufe I), Fachhochschuldiplom / Diplom (FH) or Magister Artium with a final overall result of at least 2.5 (Gut).

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Austrian qualifications

A Bachelor degree or Fachhochschuldiplom/Diplom (FH) with a final result of at least Gut.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Danish qualifications

A Bachelor degree, Candidatus Philosophiae, Diplomingeniør (Engineer), Professionsbachelor (Professional Bachelor degree) or Korrespondenteksamen with a final overall result of at least 7 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Kazakhstani qualifications

A Bakalavr (Bachelor degree) or Specialist Diploma with a final overall result of at least 4.5 on a 5-point scale or 3.2 on a 4-point scale.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Malaysian qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least Second Class (Division 1).

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Mexican qualifications

A Título de Licenciado or Título (Profesional) de (subject area) with a final overall result of least 8 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Dutch qualifications

A Bachelor degree or Doctoraal with a final overall result of at least 7 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Nigerian qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division).

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Norwegian qualifications

A Bachelorgrad (Bachelor degree), Candidatus/a Magisterii, Sivilingeniør or Siviløkonom with a final overall result of at least B.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Greek qualifications

A University Bachelor degree (Ptychio) or Diploma with a final overall score of at least 6.5 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Indian qualifications

Typically, we require a Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least First Class. However, due to the number of different grading scales in use, we ask that you upload a copy of the grading scale used by your institution, along with your transcript, when you submit your application.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Australian qualifications

A Bachelor Honours degree with a final result of at least Second Class (Upper Division) or a Bachelor degree with a final result of Distinction or higher.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Belgian qualifications

A Bachelier, Licencié or Licentiaat and other two cycle diplomas with a final overall score of at least 16 out of 20.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Brazilian qualifications

A Titulo de Bacharel, Titulo de (subject area) or Licenciado/a with a final overall result of at least 7.5 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Canadian qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Honours) or Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least CGPA 3.0 on a 4-point scale (B or 70%). Please contact us if your institution uses a different grading scale.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Cypriot qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Ptychio) with a final overall result of at least 6.5 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

French qualifications

A Grade de licence / Grade de licence professionnelle with a final overall result of at least 13 out of 20.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Hong Kongese qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Honours) with a final overall result of Second Class (Division 1) Honours or 3.0 out of 4.0.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries. If you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:1 or above. 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 course.

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Japanese qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Gakushi) with a final overall result of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Portuguese qualifications

A Licenciado with a final overall result of at least 15 out of 20.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Saudi Arabian qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least 3.5 on a 5-point scale or 3.0 on a 4-point scale.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Singaporean qualifications

A strong Bachelor (Honours) degree when studied at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Institute of Technology or Singapore University of Social Sciences with a final overall result of at least Second Class (Upper) Honours, or a strong Bachelor degree when studied at Singapore Management University (SMU) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Typically, we require a final overall result of at least Second Class (Upper) Honours, 60% or B, however we ask that you upload a copy of the grading scale used by your institution, along with your transcript, when you submit your application due to the range of grading scales used by different institutions.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

South Korean qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Haksa) with a final overall result of at least 3.0 out of 4.3 or 3.5 out of 4.5.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Swiss qualifications

A Bachelor Degree (Baccalauréat Universitaire) with a final overall result of at least 5 out of 6.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Taiwanese qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least 80-85% depending on the institution attended.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Turkish qualifications

A Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor degree) or Mühendis Diplomasi with a final overall score of at least GPA 2.8-3.0 on a 4-point scale, depending on the institution you have attended.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Emirati qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least 3 out of 4, 80% or B.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Italian qualifications

A Laurea, Laurea in Ingegneria / Architettura, Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello, Diploma di Mediatore Linguistico or Licenza di Academia di Belle Arti with a final result of at least 102 out of 110.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Thai qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least CGPA 3.0.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but must include an appropriate level of business, management, organisation or psychology content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

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

Work experience

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.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Human Resource Management MSc

Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Extra costs

All School of Management MSc courses have a £60 application fee. Do not pay the fee until you have completed your application. You can pay the fee using the University’s online payment system.

If we offer you a place on a course, you will need to pay a £1,500 deposit to secure it.

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying a postgraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

School of Management Scholarships

We have over 40 scholarships worth between £5000 to £10,000 open to UK and Overseas applicants.

Read more about scholarships

Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card or bank transfer. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Budgeting

As well as the cost of books, you will also need to cover the cost of scanning and photocopying. You should budget at least £100 for this.

Some courses involve engagement away from the University campus, and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs for these optional events.

Application information


  • Course title
    Human Resource Management
  • Final award
    MSc
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    TDUMN-HR01
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • Home application deadline
    31 August 2023

    We recommend you apply early as we may close applications before the deadline if a course is full.

  • Overseas application deadline
    30 June 2023

    We recommend you apply early as we may close applications before the deadline if a course is full. We may consider late applications but if you need a Student Visa to study in the UK, you will need time to apply for and receive your visa to be in the UK by the start of the course.

  • Application eligibility
    Home and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

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Analysing grand challenges in business and society

10 credits

This unit is intentionally different. It cuts across disciplinary boundaries with a focus on complex problems with no single right answer. Explore a broad range of issues in contemporary management and organisations and get the skills to provide compelling recommendations in debates, presentations and reports.

Dissertation

30 credits

Research a topic in detail. You'll be able to focus on either an academic research question(s) or a practical challenge. Your analysis might be based on primary data, secondary data or a synthesis of existing literature. You’ll produce recommendations for theory and/or practice.

Employment law

5 credits

Acquire knowledge of the legal framework that shapes employer-employee relationship and its impact on those involved. You'll develop your understanding of:

You’ll work on a case-study and take part in a mock tribunal: a practical way to use legal materials

Equality, diversity and inclusion at work

5 credits

Learn to develop people-focused strategies to attract, nurture and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce. You'll explore equality, diversity and inclusion practices within specific cultural and legislative contexts. You’ll develop key insights into different ethical perspectives, stakeholder relations and approaches to change. You will also learn to challenge, communicate and influence HR policies whilst being fair, compassionate and consultative.

Human resource management: theory and practice

10 credits

Gain fundamental knowledge of key concepts, theories and models to effectively manage people in contemporary organisations. You’ll learn to recognise the significance of HR functions and explore a range of practices from recruiting employees to managing employment relations. You will also explore contemporary policy developments and management practices from the perspective of the organisation and the employee.

Independent study

5 credits

Develop a deeper understanding of an area of interest through an independent study. You'll investigate at least ten academic articles and identify key themes within them. Supported by further reading, you'll produce an analysis and/or synthesis of the body of work. Entry to this unit is selective and you will need permission from your Director of Studies to do it.

Leading and managing change

10 credits

Acquire an in-depth understanding of organisational change, the contexts in which it operates and how to effectively manage it. You’ll engage with different approaches, concepts and techniques relating to the leadership and management of change within and across organisations. You'll develop your ability to think critically and apply subject-specific knowledge into a range of change situations.

Management consulting

5 credits

Examine the theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary consulting. You’ll learn about:

Managing people in global organisations

10 credits

Develop effective people, cultural and work strategies for managing human resources in an international context. You’ll learn to recognise the significance and complexities of people management in a changing world of work.

Focusing on global organisations, you'll examine the implications of cultural and institutional differences on a range of areas like:

Negotiation

5 credits

Improve your negotiation skills by acquiring a better understanding of people and situations, corresponding negotiating strategies and influencing techniques.  You'll develop better negotiating abilities by exploring the issues and practices surrounding negotiation in business and other contexts. You’ll gain knowledge of negotiation principles and how to apply them while sustaining long term relationships.

People analytics

5 credits

Examine different approaches to data management in HR. You’ll learn to locate sources of information and appreciate the value of data-driven approaches to HRM decision-making. You'll explore analytical tools and techniques for managing people, with a focus on:

Practice track

30 credits

Work in teams on two projects with external client organisations, one a business and one a charity. You'll gain experience of setting project objectives, project management and presenting. You will then apply management ideas to reflect on what you have learnt.

Strategic human resource management in action

10 credits

Learn how HR aligns with business strategy. You'll learn how to design and implement HR practices against the backdrop of wider contextual trends and industry factors. You’ll also learn to develop and apply people-focused strategies to plan, execute and evaluate HR initiatives.

Technology management

10 credits

Explore the challenges and opportunities that companies face when creating and extracting value from technological innovation. You'll learn frameworks and tools used to guide companies’ strategic decision-making when operating in competitive markets driven by technological change. You will apply these to real issues using a range of learning approaches such as games, case studies and seminar-style discussions.