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MSc Human Resource Management careers

MSc Human Resource Management careers

It’s certainly no understatement to say that people lie at the heart of every business. 

Even as the world grows more technologically advanced, it’s an organisation’s people who identify market needs, craft compelling stories to connect with audiences – and of course, collaborate to produce new products. 

An engaged, productive team of people can make the difference between a company’s success or failure. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that organisations across the world are investing heavily in human resource management (HRM). With the expertise of HRM professionals, employees gain the ability to understand and cater to their most valuable resource. 

‘We have yet to see a business that can run without humans. Until that day, we need HRM.’ 
- Claire Ashworth, Course Leader 

Your MSc in Human Resource Management will empower you with the knowledge and practical understanding needed to manage people effectively and confidently across businesses of all sizes and sectors. Plus, with our support, you can look forward to developing the self-direction and lifelong learning habits needed to continue upskilling far beyond graduation as well. 

Types of roles

Regardless of your industry or field of interest, people management is an invaluable tool for taking your career further. While there’s a huge range of roles open to people with such experience, some of the positions you could take on include:

Transferable skills

Your course will help you gain the advanced people management skills needed to realise your ambitions – but that isn’t all that you’ll graduate with. Your time with us will see that you build a range of soft skills to give you a competitive edge when seeking new opportunities. 

  • Critical thinking 

  • Independent learning and development 

  • Task prioritisation and self-direction 

  • Communication 

  • Teamworking


Want to explore your options?

UCLan Career Services

All our students have full use of the UCLan Careers Service and, if you’re ever in the area, you can also book an appointment to visit the Preston Campus Careers Service in person.

Through the UCLan Careers Service, you can access:

  • E-guidance

  • Telephone appointments

  • Online information resources

  • Online interview practice

  • Job vacancy portal

  • Online career courses

  • Online CV builder

  • Blackboard career resources

  • Psychometric testing

  • Alumni connect

  • Careers blog and webinars

  • Campus events and careers fairs

UCLan Propeller

The Propeller Student Enterprise is our way of helping you further the skills and knowledge needed to be enterprising – whether you’re working for yourself or as part of an organisation.

The service is open to both students and alumni. It includes:

  • Workshops 

  • Mentor support 

  • Online content 

  • The University’s incubation space 

  • Flightpath, our online freelancing platform 

These resources are a great way to further develop your business sense and transferable skills as you plan your next career move.

We also offer students and recent graduates (for up to 3 years) 1:1 guidance from business experts, along with funding through our Propeller Enterprise Award.

Thinking ahead: questions to ask before starting your course 

To make the most of your degree, it’s helpful to start your studies with a good idea of at you’d like to gain from them.

While you don’t need to know the answers to all these questions, they may prompt you to think more about your aims for the course, and how you can achieve them.

  • What are your long-term career objectives, and how can this degree help with them? 

  • How will your studies build upon your strengths and work on your weaknesses? 

  • What benefits can your current educational or career experience bring to your learning? 

  • Do you plan on using your course learnings at your current place of work? What challenges and opportunities can you identify? 

  • Are there any specific industries or fields you’d like to enter? How can the course and our services help? 

Remember, you can also get in touch with our Course Advisers for more information about the programme and the career opportunities it can provide. You can fill out the form at the bottom of this page, email them via, or call +44 (0)1772 925 931

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