Human Resource Management MA

12 months full time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £8,500
International: full time £15,740

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This programme is aimed primarily at those who intend to pursue a career in human resource management or who are at the early stages of building their career in this dynamic profession. It is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The programme complements the International Human Resource Management MA which is designed for those intending to pursue an international career within this field.

Through the programme you will:

• develop understanding of the management of people in organisations and the changing context in which they operate
• develop and demonstrate advanced knowledge of contemporary approaches to human resource management including legal and organisational contexts, ethical issues, diversity and professional considerations
• learn how to integrate evidence from a variety of sources to bring about improvement in the management of people.

Successful completion of the programme leads to graduate membership of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The programme emphasises skills development, giving you a sound foundation for a successful career in this specialist field.


Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree or international equivalent. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have at least two years of relevant industry experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with minimum of 6.0 in all sub-sections), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

UK/EU students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

International students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place. 

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
Postgraduate Office
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1580

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Business and Management

Student profiles:

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