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N1K507 Human Resource Management MA Postgraduate Taught 2012


UCAS code N1K507
Degree MA
Mode of study Part Time + Full Time
Duration 1 years
Start Date 2012-10-01
Location Durham City
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Telephone +44 (0)191 334 5188

Course Content


A Durham Business School masters degree can help you gain a competitive edge in an over-crowded job market. If you are a recent graduate it will help you develop skills and knowledge directly relevant to your employer's needs. For those already in a career it will build on existing experience to help give your career a boost, or provide you with a platform for career change.

You will be taught by world-class faculty at the cutting-edge of research into business, management, economics and finance. Modules are taught by staff active in their field of research; teaching is informed therefore by the latest developments in the subject, enabling us to provide a challenging and stimulating educational environment. Students are exposed to the frontiers of the subject and trained in relevant research and inquiry skills. Our programmes are designed to help students explore the world from new perspectives, to challenge accepted wisdom and to make a difference. Durham Business School is part of Durham University, one of the leading research universities in the world.

Our MA Human Resource Management is designed as a generalist, career entry degree. The curriculum covers the relevant theoretical, conceptual and practical aspects of the subject before allowing you to specialise in your chosen area.

Course Structure

A brief overview of the structure of the programme

  • 7 core modules
  • 2 elective modules
  • dissertation

Core Modules

  1. Strategy (Sept-Dec)
  2. Organisation Behaviour (Sept-Dec)
  3. Business Economics and Accounting (Sept-Dec)
  4. Work and Society (Jan-May)
  5. Employee Relations and Reward (Jan-May)
  6. Human Resource Management (Sept-Dec)
  7. Dissertation with Research Methods (Jan-May)

Optional Modules

You study two further modules chosen from:

  • Business Transformation through Information Systems
  • Buyer Behaviour and Marketing Communications
  • Corporate Governance
  • Decision Making for Operations
  • East Asian Business and Management
  • Global Business
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Organisations: an Ecological Perspective
  • Strategy and Organisation

Please note: Elective modules reflect current managerial thinking, academic debate and the research interests of the School; and as such they are subject to change.

Teaching and assessment details

Examinations and dissertation

Admissions Process

Subjects required, level and grade

The equivalent of a UK first or upper second class honours degree.

English Language Requirements

IELTS score of 7.0 overall with no element under 6.0

English Language requirements


Requirements and Admissions

You can apply to our postgraduate programmes via our online application process.

Fees and Funding

Fees have not been set for this academic year.

Career Opportunities

Business School (School of Economics, Finance and Business)

For information on career options and employability, including the results of the Destination of Leavers survey, student and employer testimonials and
details of work experience and study abroad opportunities, please click here.

Open days and visits

Campus tours

Are you interested in studying at Durham University? Then why not come along to one of our Campus Tours? They run regularly at Durham City and Queen's Campus, Stockton on Wednesday afternoons. For further information, please click here.

Overseas Visit Schedule

Postgraduate Visits

Department Information

Business School (School of Economics, Finance and Business)


Durham University Business School is one of a small elite group of academic institutions worldwide who are accredited by all three major quality assurance bodies - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This achievement is a testament to the quality of all our programmes, and gives you the extra assurance that they, and the School, have been rigorously tested and proven to be of high quality.

DUBS was ranked 17th in Europe in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking, January 2011, and our programmes are also consistently ranked among the best in the world by the Economist.

The School's diversity and international standing is reflected in our student intake, with over 100 nationalities across taught and research programmes. Academic staff are also from all over the world, making us 12th in the world for international faculty (Financial Times, January 2011).


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