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MSc in Human Resource Management (Brunel Business School)

Brunel University London, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 24,489

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
Managing teams of people while recognising the needs of individuals in the workplace is a growing area of interest for corporations who want to ensure employee wellbeing and good productivity levels.
  • With the introduction of concepts such as flexi-hours and remote working, and rights around parental leave, human resource management is taking centre stage. The Human Resource Management MSc offers the opportunity to explore the issues of managing people both in theory and in practice and how this can contribute to organisational success.
  • The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which students and graduates are encouraged to join. The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) is the world’s largest Chartered HR development professional body. As an internationally recognised brand with over 135,000 members across 120 countries, the CIPD supports and develops individuals responsible for the management and development of people within organisations. CIPD membership will provide you with the resources and networking opportunities to develop your knowledge and progress your career. For inquires on how to apply for membership please contact CBASS TPO. Alternatively you can contact CIPD through this link.
  • The compulsory modules look at areas such as talent search, selection and recruitment, leadership recruitment, reward management, performance management, and creating an environment of learning and development.
  • International human resource management is also covered, looking at expatriation, management across cultures, and HR systems and processes from an international perspective
  • As a prospective human resource manager, you will be able to address business and professional situations knowledgeably, making a contribution to improved organisational performance and delivering sound HR support.

Events organised via the Business Life Employability Programme will expose you to the various tests used by HR departments such as:

  • BAT (Bloomberg Aptitude Test)
  • The BAT is a three-hour online test which can be taken on campus within an invigilated environment with a Bloomberg representative. BAT was designed in conjunction with leading financial institutions and academics to uncover a person’s levels of knowledge and skills relevant for a financial career.

Psychometric testing

  • Online aptitude and ability tests which are taken under test conditions. You will also receive confidential feedback on your performance and advice and tips to help you use your results effectively.

Assessment centres

  • The opportunity to experience a range of assessment centre exercises and tasks from the perspective of the candidate and the assessor.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator

  • Widely used in organisations to help people understand team dynamics, completing this will help you to identify your own preferred style of communication, information processing, and decision making.


  • Belbin reports identify a person’s behavioural strengths and weaknesses to ascertain their ideal team role. It is used primarily to select and develop better-performing teams, but can also be used to raise self-awareness, increase personal effectiveness, and aid recruitment decisions.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023
  • January 2024

UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)
  • The course consists of both compulsory modules which provide a strong basis of knowledge in HR and optional modules, which allow you to diversify somewhat in areas such as entrepreneurship and diversity in the workplace.
  • This course can be studied 1 year full-time, starting in September. Or this course can be studied 15 months full-time, starting in January.

Year 1

  • MG5577 International and Comparative Human Resource Management
  • MG5594 Knowledge, Social Networks and Innovation
  • MG5595 Organisational Behaviour
  • MG5615 Understanding Business and Management Research
  • MG33611 HRM in Context: Resourcing, Performance and Assessment
  • MG5618 Contemporary HRM: Policy, Development and Evaluation
  • MG5510 Dissertation


  • MG5565 International Management
  • MG5591 Global Diversity Management
  • MG5592 Entrepreneurship
  • MG5593 - International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • MG5596 Strategic Management
  • UK
  • £10,750 full-time
  • Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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