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The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
The Master of Human Resources and Law program provides professionals working in law, human resources, employment relations or general management with a deeper knowledge of and skills in human resource management and law through an applied, interdisciplinary program. It is a purpose-built program which brings together distinct fields of knowledge - Australian employment law, human resource management and employment relations.
You will explore critical policy and legal issues and master the current regulatory framework governing human resource management and the law in Australia. In combination, the knowledge and skills developed in this program will enable graduates to be highly effective in directly managing a workforce, as well as advising others on how to do so.
Students will use Problem-Based Learning (PBL), case-based learning and other active learning techniques to build highly valued workplace capabilities including negotiation, mediation, collaboration, research, critical thinking and problem-solving.
The Master of Human Resources and Law comprises of 8 courses (80 units) which includes 4 compulsory core courses and 4 directed elective courses. Core courses to support your drive and learning include:
In addition to the theoretical studies students will engage in practical, ‘real-world’ exercises and assessments, drawn from a range of sectors, industries and countries, to equip them with the skills necessary to meet the demands of the professional workplace.
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 Resources and Law you will be equipped with the appropriate theoretical and practical skills to confidently and professionally work in human resource management and law. Our lecturers have strong relationships with legal and human resource industry professionals, businesses, unions and state and federal government. This will benefit students’ experience and education, and provide the opportunity for students to engage during their studies with these representatives.
You will graduate with significantly enhanced skills and knowledge to assist you in the following career pathways:
Through strong relationships with the legal and human resource management/employment relations professions, supported by active Industry Advisory Committees in both Schools, you’ll have the opportunity during your studies to engage with representatives from your profession, business, unions, the public sector and government.
The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.