Human Resource Management and Training, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English
This Human Resource Management and Training degree at the University of Leicester looks in depth at human resource management and training processes and their relationship with organisational performance and culture. You will acquire the specialist knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a professional in the field of HR management and training.


You will gain a comprehensive grounding and critical understanding of a variety of HRM topics including recruitment, managing labour relations, workplace learning and employee development. You will also look at the culture of organisations and the workplace and the broader environmental factors that can impact on the decision-making of human resource management and training professionals.

The degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to engage critically with theories and practices around training and learning in the workplace and the role of the human resources practitioner. It will also develop your practical transferable skills such as oral and written presentations, problem solving, team-working, self-appraisal, and independence in the planning and management of learning.

The Human Resource Management and Training course at the University of Leicester has been designed to meet the needs of newly qualified graduates as well as experienced professionals looking to enhance their career prospects with a formal graduate qualification.

Careers and employability

Our Business, Management and Human Resource courses have been developed with the professional in mind and offer many opportunities for career enhancement. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from about 100 countries.

By taking this degree, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of employee development, workplace learning, human resource management, and organisational performance and skills which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.


The University of Leicester's School of Business is an approved provider of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Knowledge
  • Managing Human Resources in a Business Context
  • Employee Development and Workplace Learning
  • Personal and Research Skills for HR practitioners
  • Implementing Improvements in Organisational Performance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Knowledge Management
  • International Human Resource Management

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

A good UK honours degree or its equivalent, or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution, or a relevant graduate level professional qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17340 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17340 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7835 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7835 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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