I joined a graduate scheme which involved a Masters degree and I chose Aston. I really benefited from the support from tutors and forward thinking academic research"
Amy McCarthy Management ConsultantKPMG
A good UK honours degree (2:2 minimum) or equivalent
MSc Human Resource Management & Business (HRMB) will develop your understanding of the theory and practice of people management in work organisations, addressing the skills required for effective analysis and policy formation. Our graduates go on to work at companies including KPMG, Tesco and Rolls-Royce.
One of the following:
A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class)
Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.
As well as:
Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee
An official academic transcript of your university grades to date
A completed application form.
For International Students:
Duration of course: Full-time - 12 months Start date: September
The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.
MSc Human Resource Management & Business (HRMB) will develop your understanding of the theory and practice of people management in work organisations, addressing the skills required for effective analysis and policy formation. The course is distinctive in grounding the study of HRM within the broader discipline of management, with an emphasis on change management and strategy.
The course then concludes with a dissertation project.
Learning and teaching
You will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group-working, case studies and both individual and group presentations. Traditional teaching is supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.
You will develop a range of other skills through:
You will cover key areas of HR professional practice, including:
Other business areas covered include:
You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the course is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a project.
Dr Matthew Carter Dr Matthew Carter is a Senior Research Fellow with a background in Work & Organisational Psychology with extensive experience in quantitative methodology gained from coordinating the NHS National Staff Survey, in conjunction with the organisational sponsor the Care Quality Commission, between 2003 and 2011.
More than a masters
The Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integrated module which runs throughout your course. Focusing on professional development and employability, this module gives you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you will gain throughout the year.
You'll choose between a 12 month or 18 month masters and have the opportunity to:
This course will prepare you for a wide range of roles in the related fields of HR, personnel and recruitment. Recent graduate positions include:
Fees 2018/19 UK/EU: £10,280 International: £17,950
Scholarships: Scholarships for 2018/19 entry will be open soon. Find out more here.
You will need to decide whether you would like to take the 12 month or 18 month route before you apply. Find out more about the two study routes.