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What will I learn?

The MSc Human Resource Management/Development programme is intended for those with little or no work experience since graduation. Depending upon your option module choices and dissertation topic you may graduate with either an MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) or an MSc in Human Resource Development (HRD).

Learning Environment and Assessment

You will be assessed through a variety of methods, the objective being to use the most appropriate method for the knowledge and/or skill/s being assessed. There will be essays, reports (sometimes based upon a case study analysis), presentations (sometimes in small teams, sometimes solo) and some unseen examinations. You also must complete a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) during the MSc HRM/D programme. The final piece of assessed work that you complete is a 10,000-word dissertation.

On completion of your studies, you can continue your membership of CIPD and eventually gain chartered membership. You will be required to complete a behavioural assessment and provide evidence that you have gained the necessary work experience in HRM/D.

Which department am I in?

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,200.00 (US$ 18,448) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2021


Preston Campus

Preston Campus,



PR1 2HE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have bachelors Degree from reputable university with GPA 2.6/4 for 2:2 or GPA 3.2/4 for 2:1.

For international students

Students need a minimum of a lower second degree classification (2:2) from a recognised university, or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent. Students need a score of at least 6.5 on IELTS or a score of 600-650 in TOEFL, supported by a pass in the associated Test of Written English, or a score of greater than 250 on TOEFL computer test.

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

Pathways options

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