Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face, Online
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.
1.5 years full-time.
Face to Face, Online
The Master of Human Resource Management teaches students the skills and knowledge to manage people within an organisation to be efficient and effective in their approach to work, which is fundamental to all business activity. This program empowers students with the skills to implant the acquired knowledge into the body of an organisation and leverage the best performance from the workforce.
If you’re looking to drive your human resource management (HRM), employment relations (ER) or consultancy career into the best realms, the Master of Human Resource Management is for you. You will develop a deep knowledge of people management skills and concepts and guiding principles for strategically managing your workforce while you build the skills to manage workplace challenges and mitigate conflict.
The master of Human Resource Management is delivered by a highly qualified, award-winning teaching faculty, willing to leverage their strong relationships with state and federal government for the benefit of your student experience; supported by the Professor of Employment Studies.
You will use Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and other active learning techniques to build skills in research, critical thinking and problem-solving, and develop your confidence and capability to apply your knowledge in the professional environment.
The Master of Human Resource Management comprises of 12 courses (120 units) which includes 8 compulsory core courses and 4 directed elective courses. The core courses have been devised to focus on your advanced learning in the knowledge and practice areas of human resource management, including:
In addition to the theoretical studies you will engage in practical, ‘real-world’ exercises and assessments, drawn from a range of sectors, industries
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
At the completion of your Master of Human Resource Management you will be positioned as a leader in the field and have the credentials to show you have the distinct HR competencies companies are looking for. You will be able to apply relevant, rigorous HRM and ER theory to a variety of workforce situations, and develop and implement evidence-based strategies to address individual, group and organisational challenges. Our graduates have gone on to work successfully in local, national and multinational organisations worldwide.
You will graduate with the opportunity to embark on some of the following career pathways: