MSc Strategic Human Resource Management

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a leading professional body for HR professionals both in the UK and internationally. This mark of quality will provide you with recognition that’s sure to enhance your career prospects in your home country and beyond.

Course details

The new MSc Strategic Human Resource Management has been devised to prepare business professionals like you for today’s rapidly evolving human resource management sector, helping you take on your future senior-level role with confidence.
  • Mode of study: online
  • Intake: Intakes: September, January, April
  • Course length: 1 year
  • Course fee: 9500 per year

Arden University London

Course overview

Your course materials will cover all the essential emerging topics that are moving the human resources (HR) industry forward, including people analytics, globalisation, and disruptive technologies, providing you with the most up-to-date knowledge of contemporary HR operations and innovations, and the ability to apply this to leverage strategic people management. This critical application of your learning will help you develop the skills you need to respond creatively and effectively to the dynamic and global HR world of tomorrow, and to advance to the very highest levels of your profession.


Entry requirements

To be eligible for our MSc Strategic Human Resource Management, you should normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent.
  • We will also consider applications from students who lack formal qualifications but can demonstrate their motivation to study the course and possess relevant work experience.


The MSc Strategic Human Resource Management will help you develop the latest knowledge and skills you need to accelerate your career to a senior-level role in HR. Some of the positions you may want to consider after graduation include: 

  • Human Resource Manager
  • General Manager
  • Pay and Reward Specialist
  • Human Resource Business Partner
  • Organisation Development
  • Director of HR
  • Chief People Officer
  • People Consultant


Assessments on the MSc Strategic Human Resource Management have been designed to help you apply your learning to real-world scenarios in the modern HR environment. That means you’ll have the opportunity to align your studies to how you’ll help transform your current or future organisation’s operations and functions once you have completed the course. 

  • Strategic Planning and Ethical Decision Making (20 credits)
  • People Analytics and Value Creation (20 credits)
  • Strategic Employment Relations and Employment Law (20 credits)
  • Organisational Development, Culture and Change (20 credits)
  • People Development, Well-being and Performance (20 credits)
  • Resourcing and Rewarding Talent (20 credits)
  • Research Project (60 credits)