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Duration: 12 months (full-time)|Hope Park|Start month: January & October
International students can apply
Entry Requirements
Teaching & Research


The MA in Human Resource Management & Development is a 12 month programme that equips students with the theoretical underpinning for a career in Human Resource Management and Development (HRM/D) – from recent graduates, who may not have an HRM/D background, to those in work, seeking career development or transition.

The course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques of managing and developing human resources in organisations. This programme allows you to explore the key functions within HRM/D and gain an appreciation of how policy and practice can impact upon overall organisational objectives.

You will engage in a critical analysis of best practises and their application to globalisation and international development processes. The course examines the current international business environment and its diverse nature of social and economic challenges to the management and development of human resources.

Why choose this subject?

  • Liverpool Hope Business School is a leading international business school with a strong collegiate environment renowned for educational excellence in Business Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Business Ethics and Law.
  • We aim to inspire a more sustainable future by developing graduates who are educated in sustainable human resource management and business management.
  • Liverpool Hope Business School has strong corporate business connections, which results in leading guest speakers from international blue-chip companies, real-life student projects and excellent employability prospects.
  • Liverpool Hope leads the way in supporting budding entrepreneurs. The Business Gateway is housed in Liverpool Hope Business School and offers a unique range of services and opportunities. This includes internship advice, award schemes for new business development, employability workshops and networking events.

Curriculum Overview

You will study nine taught modules in Semesters one and two. You will also undertake a research methods module, which will lead to the production of a research proposal for your dissertation. The final piece of the course is the completion of a dissertation which is completed in Semester three. Each of these nine modules is worth 15 credits and the research dissertation is worth 45 credits. You must complete 180 credits to graduate with an MA degree. The programme is currently being offered only as a full-time entry.

Semester 1 and 2 - October to May:

Human Resource Management
Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
Management Strategy
Employee Relations and Engagement
Human Resource Development and Talent Management
Knowledge Management and Development
Organisation Design & Development
Research Methods
Plus one of the following elective courses:

Global Economic Development
Global Business Ethics
International Operations Management

Semester 3 - May to September

Research Dissertation

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree.


Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

International Entry Requirements

For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.

For additional information about country specific entry requirements visit the your country pages

Teaching and Research

Liverpool Hope Business School is a leading international business school renowned for educational excellence in international business management, global marketing, human resource management, accounting and international finance, business ethics, social enterprise, leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Liverpool Hope Business School has a thriving research informed teaching culture and the majority of our academics are research active. At the forefront of research and innovation, Liverpool Hope Business School has extended research links throughout the world, including the Liverpool Hope-Christ University (Bangalore) Institute of Business, Management and Leadership. The institute works on collaborative research projects particularly in the areas of SME management and leadership, cross-cultural influences on corporate social responsibility, and marketing.


Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2018/19 are:



We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.



If you are an international student, visit our international scholarships pages.


A broad range of careers in Human Resource Management and Development is available in both the public, private, voluntary and international sectors and across a range of industries.

Effective management of people, their development, motivation and training, is recognised as a key factor in contributing to improved performance and organisational success. As such, graduates can be involved in a diverse range of activities within an organisation. There are also opportunities in community or voluntary organisations. Graduates from this programme may well go on to become managers, consultants, or start up their own businesses.

Graduates may also opt for further study, i.e. by progressing to a PhD.