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Masters of Science

MSc Human Resources with Employment Law

Advance your career in Human Resource Management or International Human Resource Management with our business Master’s programme.

Our CIPD accredited business Master’s in Human Resources with Employment Law will give you a broad understanding of the most important concepts of human resource management, while also enabling you to specialise in the legal aspects of HR management and employment, giving you a competitive edge in the job market. Structured with an emphasis on meeting industry developmental needs, and with a strong focus on your future employability, upon completion of this course you will be well placed to take your career to a senior level.

This business Master's degree is available to study on-campus or online as a full-time course (1 year) or with Professional Practice Year (2 years), or part-time (2 years).

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s)

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Entry requirements


London Moorgate and Online

Next start date

February 2025

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You can apply to study this course directly with The University of Law Business School today.


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Decide how to put your skills into practice and gain valuable business experience to increase your employment opportunities with our Professional Practice Year.

Course Details

MSc Human Resources with Employment Law

Whether you’re already an established HR professional, just starting out in the sector or changing career, our business Master’s course in Human Resources with Employment Law will prepare you to develop your career as an HRM leader, manager, general manager, or an HR business specialist.

Through this course you will develop an advanced understanding of human resource management across a variety of organisational settings, taking into account how national and international contexts impact upon people management. You will develop your professional skills, including mediation and will also have opportunities to work with professional bodies and employers.

This course is accredited by both The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and The Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This means that upon successful completion of your degree you will have the opportunity to apply for a CIPD certification and a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Your learning experience is important to us, and that’s why this course is taught by experienced business professionals in workshop-style classes to ensure you can benefit from greater interaction with your lecturers. We emphasise practical based learning and relevant real-life application, and you will apply theoretical concepts and models to real life business case studies.

NEW MSc Human Resources with Employment Law with Professional Practice*

This course is offered as a 2-year full-time business master’s programme. Sharing the first year of study with the 1-year MSc Human Resources with Employment Law, the 2-year programme benefits from a second year of Professional Practice that is specifically aimed at fostering the employment opportunities of students.

Offering greater flexibility than a traditional Placement Year, our Professional Practice Year allows you to decide how to put your skills into practice. Choose between an academic dissertation, business plan, business or consultancy project, or a paid placement in industry, depending on the option that is best suited to your future career path. Apply now.

Why study a Business Master’s degree with us?

  • A professional Careers and Employability Service: from day one to beyond graduation, we'll help you become more employable with support from our expert employability service and careers advisers.
  • CPD-accredited Professional Development Module: our 1:1 coaching will ensure you develop the professional and leadership skills you need to succeed in business.
  • Quality of teaching: you'll work on real-life case studies, taught by business specialists with industry expertise in human resources and employment law.
  • Help to support your tuition fees: we have business scholarships and bursaries and can guide you on postgraduate fees and funding.
  • Amount of support: Our range of student advisors and academic coaches, support apps and student support services help our domestic and international students.
  • Flexible course format: Study full-time, part-time, on-campus or 100% online with a learning model that encourages independent and deep learning, shared modules for greater networking and clear time demands.

Should you be unable to complete the full corporate governance and ethics programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.

(*subject to approval)

Upcoming Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for our June 2024 intake are as follows:

  • International students applying within the UK requiring a Student Route Visa: Monday 20th May 2024
  • Domestic students: Friday 7th June 2024
  • International students applying outside the UK requiring a Student Route Visa: Our June intake is now closed. Applications are open for September 2024 and the deadline to submit your application is Monday 29 July 2024.
Hossein Shokri, Business School faculty

Meet Your Faculty

Dr Hossein Shokri has worked as a lecturer, senior lecturer, module leader and content developer in business management at several UK universities. Before he commenced teaching in 2012, he worked in business operations within telecommunication and IT.

Meet The Business School Faculty

Course Structure

  • Global Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Innovation Management in a Digital Age (15 credits)
  • Success Through Business Ethics (15 credits)
  • Leading & Developing People (15 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Employment Law (30 credits)
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (30 credits)
  • Business Project (45 credits)
  • Professional Development (non-credit bearing)

Helping you become more employable is our priority and we are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching to all our postgraduate students. You will benefit from our CPD-accredited Professional Development Module including one to one professional coaching and a bespoke Personal Development Plan.

This is testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.

To find out more about how you can benefit from our professional development support, watch our short video.

Looking for a course with more of a law focus?

Our LLM Employment Law examines key employment legislations and common law principles, such as discrimination and unfair dismissal.

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Course Start Dates

  • MSc Human Resources with Employment Law
    • Full-time: London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate
  • MSc Human Resources with Employment Law
    • Full-time: London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate


Study MSc Human Resources with Employment Law Online starting February 2025 or June 2025

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Course requirements

The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our course will involve.

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Study Online

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of a flexible study programme to fit around your other commitments together with the benefit of our expertise, experience and employability focus, why not consider our online study option?

MSc Human Resources with Employment Law Online ➔

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Course Information


To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.



You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.

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Students will study for one year full-time or two years part-time, divided into three semesters of 13 weeks. Typically, full-time students will study 4 modules per semester and part-time students will study 2 modules per semester.
Students will also work on a CPD-accredited Professional Development Module throughout all 3 semesters.

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying


You can apply for this course directly with the University.

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2024/25 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2024)

Domestic students
London: £11,850
Outside London: £11,300

International (non-domestic) students
London: £18,500 (or £15,500 including a £3,000 International Bursary*) 
Outside London: £17,000 (or £14,500 including a £2,500 International Bursary*) 

2 Year Programme with Professional Practice:

Domestic students
London: £13,050
Outside London: £12,450

International (non-domestic) students
London: £20,350 (or £17,350 including a £3,000 International Bursary*)
Outside London: £18,700 (or £16,200 including a £2,500 International Bursary*)

*Terms and Conditions apply

By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan.

If you’re a ULaw alumnus, you may be eligible to receive our £1000 Academic Master's Alumni Discount.

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available to help you invest in your future.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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