The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Trimester 1 - 5 Feb 2018
  • Trimester 2 - 21 May 2018
  • Trimester 3 - 3 Sep 2018
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

UON program code: 40140

Study Human Resources and Law

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.

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.

Why study with us?

  • Flexible study options - At UON, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. While you can complete the whole program online, many of the courses are also taught face to face. If you live in another part of Australia you can fly in to Newcastle to take an intensive course, taught in four days, spread over a week or less. These intensive courses are taught by Australia’s leading experts in dispute resolution, negotiation, communication, mediation and conciliation.
  • Study at NeW Space - NeW Space, in Newcastle’s CBD, provides the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.
  • Learn from teaching and research experts - Our highly qualified teachers in the Newcastle Law School and Newcastle Business School are acknowledged Australian leaders in Dispute Resolution research and practice, and experts in Workplace Employment Relations.

What you will study

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.


Program plans

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.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

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:

  • human resource manager
  • employer organisation advisor
  • human resource business partner
  • international business manager
  • change management consultant
  • union organiser

Professional and Industry Engagement

Professional and Industry Engagement

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.

Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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.