What will I learn?

Across all businesses and industries, the one thing that makes an organisation stand out from others is the people behind it.

This coursework masters degree will allow you to plan and manage an organisation’s teams in ways which align with the organisation’s strategic goals and objectives. You’ll explore what makes a productive and sustainable workplace culture as you apply the new technologies and innovative HR solutions you learn.

You’ll boost your HR expertise with new skills in talent management, performance management and people analytics.

8 reasons to study a Master of Human Resources Management at Murdoch

  • Use avatars and virtual reality (VR) to prepare you for real life HR experiences such as interviews, conflict resolution and more. We are the first university in Australia to introduce VR in this way.
  • We have received a 5-star rating for student support and learner engagement in our Business and Management programs.
    Source: The Good Universities Guide 2019
  • Choose full-time, part-time, on-campus or online options to help you fit study into your working life. If you’re an international student, you’ll need to study full-time to meet your visa requirements.
  • Most of our classes take place after work hours during the week, starting after 4.30pm, or on weekends.
  • Take advantage of free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and analysing data, ethics, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.
  • Be taught by leading academics who have worked as consultants across many industries including healthcare, IT, aged care, banking, and education. You’ll also learn through industry guest lectures and work on real projects with industry.
  • Put theory into practice with professional placements through our Work Integrated Learning program.
  • Follow in the footsteps of other Murdoch free thinkers and become a part of a global community of leaders. Our alumni now include the CEO of an international airline, the CEO of a major Asian bank, the Managing Director of an advertising agency in Australia and more.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • industrial relations and employment law
  • talent behaviour and management
  • human capital development
  • people analytics and decision-making.

Your career

By 2022, it’s expected there will be 89,000 new management jobs in Australia. A postgraduate qualification can help you further your current career and move into a more senior role or help you change career paths to pursue new opportunities.

Depending on your own situation and career aspirations, there are many careers and positions that this course can lead to.

Careers could include:

  • Strategic Director
  • HR Director
  • People and Culture Manager
  • HR Projects Director
  • HR Executive

You’ll graduate with in-demand management skills, specialising in developing strategies to attract, retain, develop, engage and reward a capable workforce.

Which department am I in?

Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,080.00 (US$ 23,088) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022


Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,


Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or equivalent; Successful completion of at least two university units at AQF level 7 degree or above. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based): 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 50 with no band below 50; Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169 ; Occupational English Test (OET): OET with a minimum of C in the four components.

For international students

Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher and evidence of two years of work experience; or satisfactory preparation for the course through informal or non-formal learning and/or professional experiences subject to the approval of the Academic Chair.

English Language requirements: IELTS overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; CAE - 169 overall with no band below 169; PTE - 50 with no band below 50; TOEFL IBT - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); OET - OET with a minimum of C (250-290) in each of the four components.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.