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Human Resource Management and Employment Relations - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

Join us to gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of human resource management and employment relations. Discover the value of HRM and employment relations, tailoring the course to your particular interests in these fields, whilst gaining new perspectives from your fellow students.

Our course includes full Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD) accreditation, offering you the opportunity to gain a Level 7 (Advanced Certificate) CIPD qualification while you study.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules

If you would like to view detailed descriptions of the modules below, please visit this page.

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Employment Relations
  • Advanced Human Resource Management: Theory & Practice
  • Human Resource Management Professional Practice
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Researching Human Resource Management & Employment Relations
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

We offer a range of optional modules which reflect the research strengths of WBS across the business and management disciplines. Please note that module availability may vary and that your first choice may not be guaranteed.

If you would like to view the full list of available optional modules, please visit this page.


Alongside lectures, seminars, group exercises, case studies and projects, you will have the opportunity to participate in some of the most innovative learning experiences available and you will be taught by some world-leading academics during your studies.

Contact Hours:

Contact hours are typically between 27 and 30 hours and delivery of modules varies – some are taught over 9-10 weeks, others are delivered in an intensive 5-day block.


You will be assessed by a mix of exams, essays, presentations and group work.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

  • Visa
  • South Central Ambulance
  • Adidas
  • E.ON

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • HR Manager
  • HR Advisor
  • HR Retail Manager
  • Learning and Development Specialist

Visit the WBS events webpages to discover Masters events taking place at Warwick Business School.

To Visit Warwick...

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.

Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent). We welcome applicants from all academic fields.

English Language Requirements

Band B

IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Department of Study

Warwick Business School

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

See Student Finance


We have over £2million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. For details of scholarships please visit our website.

Additional Course Costs

No additional course costs.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.