Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Sept 2023 Entry
Programme code: 23090

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code

MHF (Full-time)
MHP (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1.5 years (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits


Tuition Fee

HK$272,800 per programme (HK$8,800 per credit) for local students
HK$291,400 per programme (HK$9,400 per credit) for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Annie Ko
BA (Hons), GDip, MSc, PhD


Note to Applicants

Please complete all relevant fields and enclose all necessary documents.
Incomplete applications cannot be processed promptly.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications to help students understand and solve organisational issues. This helps students to become more effective managers.



  • A conversion programme for general and HR professionals and managers
  • A wide range of people management courses
  • Emphasis on both theory and practice
  • Local and global perspectives on private and public sectors

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition & Prospects

Master of Science in Human Resource Management



Programme Structure

Programme Details

For the MSc, students complete 31 credits

  • 4 Compulsory Subjects (3 credits each)
  • 6 Elective Subjects (3 credits each)
  • 1 Ethics Subject (1 credit)


  • 4 Compulsory Subjects (3 credits each)
  • 2 Elective Subjects (3 credits each)
  • 1 Ethics Subject (1 credit)
  • Research Methods course (3 credits) and a Dissertation (9 credits)


Students may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma upon completing 4 Compulsory Subjects and 3 Elective Subjects (21 credits).


Areas of Study

The following is a summary of the areas of study.


Compulsory Subjects+

  • Human Resource Management*
  • Human Resource Development
  • Organisation and Management*
  • Organisational Behaviour*


Ethics Subject+

  • Business Ethics


Elective Subjects+@

  • Employee Relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Leadership in the Asian Context
  • Human Resource Management in China
  • HRM Seminars
  • International Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Pay and Benefits
  • Marketing Management
  • Mediation at Workplace
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Political and Economic Environment for Management
  • Practice of Human Resource Management
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management*
  • Wellbeing at Work


Information on the subjects can be obtained at


+ Subjects offered may vary according to class quota.

@ Students may also choose from a list of “Common Pool Electives”, subject to the requirements of the programme curriculum. For details, please refer to

* These subjects have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The programme (MSc in Human Resource Management) is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).


Note: Programme structure and content are subject to continuous review and change.


Mode of Study and Duration

Mode of study: Mixed-mode


Students may take on either a full-time study load (9 credits or more in a semester) or a part-time study load (fewer than 9 credits in a semester).


Full-time students should be able to complete the programme in 1.5 years, and part-time students should complete the programme in 2.5 years.  Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings. Students who wish to extend their studies beyond the normal duration can submit a request to the relevant departments/faculties for consideration. 


The programme offers a structured progression. Students are encouraged to follow the pattern to benefit from the cohort-based structure.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualification, preferably with at least 1 year of relevant work experience.
  • Applicants, normally aged 27 or above, with other post-secondary qualifications and at least 6 years of work experience in industry, commerce or public administration, including 3 years in a managerial capacity, will also be considered.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

Other Information

Other Information

Suitable candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.



For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 2766 7381 / (852) 2766 7952


For academic matters, please contact:
Dr Annie Ko
Tel: (852) 3400 2124

Student Message

Student Message

This programme was an excellent opportunity for me to develop specific skills and knowledge to excel as an HR professional. The course content enabled me to understand HR theories, business strategies, practical skills, and strategic analysis. It also helped strengthen my critical thinking skills. Professional educators shared their insights and experiences, broadening my horizons and enabling me to manage practical issues at work professionally. This well-designed programme gave me in-depth HR knowledge as the coursework emphasised practical information and techniques, and the professors gave helpful feedback that enabled me to think deeply and hence improve. Fellow students from diverse backgrounds shared their workplace experiences through group discussion, allowing me to learn about more approaches to deal with HR-related matters. Overall, it was a fascinating journey that equipped me with the skills to lead the strategic deployment of human capital for all sorts of organisations.

KWONG Hoi Ying, Athena (2020/2021 Graduate)

The MSc HRM programme is an excellent postgraduate programme for both industry professionals with experience in Human Resources, and people who want to extend their industrial knowledge.


The core modules contained HRM foundation knowledge and its latest business applications, providing practical learning materials to refresh our knowledge of the field. We were also able to select a variety of elective courses from leadership development and negotiation skills to trending topics such as wellbeing.


This programme enabled me to think differently, both from an employee’s perspective and from a management perspective. The ideas I learnt from the programme have guided me through my daily tasks and shown me how to build trustworthy relationships with my stakeholders.

LEUNG Tsz Yan, Shirley (2020/2021 Graduate)

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate

Both copies of transcripts and certificates are required.

Info Seminar

Info Seminar

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Programme Leaflet

Programme Leaflet

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