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University of Sunderland

100% online MSc Management with Human Resources

Complete a life-changing online master’s in management with HR within 12 months

MSc Management with HR
Apply By 13 June 2023
To Start 27 June 2023
  • 180 credits
  • Complete within 12 months
  • £7,800 total fees
  • 5 star QS teaching rating (2019)

Why Sunderland?

  1. 100% online MSc within 12 months
  2. QS 5 star rating for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities*
  3. Member of AACSB, CABS, EFMD and PRIME
  4. Ranked overall as a top 50 University**
  5. 70% of university research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’***
  6. University of the Year for Social Inclusion****
  7. £7,800 total fees, option to pay £650 per module
*QS World University Rankings, 2023
**Guardian University Guide, 2023
***Research Excellence Framework, 2021
****The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2021

An online management with HR master's with student success at its core

The online MSc Management with HR has been created specifically to give busy working professionals the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge and attain the qualification that they need to boost career prospects and progression whilst still in their current role.

The course’s flexible learning model delivers academic content on demand, meaning that you can study for your master’s degree from anywhere in the world, on mobile or desktop, and can fit your studies around your work and family life. Crucially, this enables you to continue to earn and advance in your career whilst you study. In addition, studying the full-time route, you can complete this master’s online in as little as 12 months.

With six start dates a year, you’re not restricted to the traditional academic year and can begin your postgraduate study within weeks.

Students of this master’s programme benefit from the University’s ‘world-leading’ research in Business, as rated in the latest Research Excellence Framework. Add to this the University’s cutting-edge student support capabilities, with a dedicated Student Success Coordinator allocated to every single student to give you the support you need from enrolment all the way through to graduation.

Our unrelenting focus on enabling student success has been recognised over the years. We have been ranked internationally as a leading university, receiving five stars for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities in the QS World University Rankings 2023, the highest rating that can be awarded to a university. A special recognition of our practical focus on developing the skills that enable career progression for our students all over the world.

What will you study?

This master’s course helps you to develop your competencies in leadership and management, examining how professionals can become effective managers and leaders in the modern world of work.

With a specific focus on the organisational and people aspects of business and management, you will gain a deep understanding of international human resource management, organisational development, resourcing and talent management. You will also gain a deep understanding of core business disciplines, enabling you to put theory and contemporary thinking into practice by exploring relevant case studies for your own professional development. You will learn how managers are agents of change, innovators and social and business entrepreneurs, and how they are critical, challenging, independent and creative thinkers.

You will be introduced to topics such as effective decision making and operations management as well as entrepreneurship and the process of starting a new business.

Key knowledge and skills taught on this course:

  • Broad-based and thorough understanding of key business disciplines
  • Specialist knowledge of human resource management
  • Robust understanding of organisational development
  • Talent management and resourcing capability
  • Effective leadership, management, and decision making
  • Fundamentals of entrepreneurship
  • Strategic management

Online learning excellence from a truly global University

There is a high percentage of international students at University of Sunderland, and we have students studying by distance learning around the world. Sunderland is also one of the UK’s leading widening participation Universities and was awarded The Times/Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2021. We were also shortlisted as University of the Year by the THE – Times Higher Education.

The University of Sunderland’s wealth of experience, leading-edge technology and expertise in delivering outstanding online learning experiences to an audience of global students is key to what sets the online MSc Management with HR apart.

Admission requirements

Applicants must be of age 19 and above and should have or be about to complete:
  • At least a UK 2.2 undergraduate degree or a UK master's degree (or international equivalent)
  • A third-class honours degree or an ordinary degree (without honours) or UK equivalent professional qualification with a minimum of two years’ appropriate work experience
  • The work experience must be at a graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, or project management
  • Applicants who do not hold a recognised degree will be asked to provide evidence which demonstrates three to five years’ relevant organisational experience


Total course fees
Per 15-credit module fee

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course.

In addition, if you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Sunderland, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction on our postgraduate programmes.

You pay tuition fees for each module taken, either module-by-module or in full at the start of your course.

If you pay module-by-module, you will pay in instalments of £650.