Northumbria University

Business with Human Resource Management

Are you looking to complement your undergraduate studies with a business-focused master's degree that will enhance your employability? This course develops broad business skills while also offering a specialist pathway in human resource management (HRM) that starts after the first semester.

Specialist modules cover principles and approaches in HRM as well as organisational behaviour and practice. You'll gain a clear understanding of how HRM can add value to individual and organisational objectives.

The course culminates in either a master's dissertation or, if you prefer, a consultancy project where you'll tackle an issue faced by a real client. Throughout the course there's a focus on self-development and employability.

Business School Of The YearThere is no requirement to have studied business or HRM at undergraduate level.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours classification or equivalent; applicants without academic qualifications but with substantial experience of working in a business organisation and or a relevant professional qualification also considered.

International qualifications

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit

English Language requirements

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit

Course modules

Modules include: business research analysis; analysing organisations; dissertation; developing self; international human resource management; human resource management in practice; managing for sustainable competitive advantage; business environment and strategic management.

Assessment methods

Mixed assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time with advanced practice September 2018 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time with advanced practice September 2018 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time with time abroad September 2018 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time with advanced practice May 2019 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time with advanced practice January 2019 2 2 Years

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