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Master in Human Resources Management

Master in Human Resources Management

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  • Programme title
    Master in Human Resources Management
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • Degree type
    Master 120 credits
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Human and social sciences/Political and social sciences
  • Schedule type
  • Languages of instruction
  • Theoretical programme duration
    2 years
  • Campus
  • Category / Topic
    Human and social sciences - Human resources management/Human and social sciences - Political and social sciences
  • Jury President
  • Jury Secretary
    Laurence ROUDART



General information

Degree type

Master 120 credits

Theoretical programme duration

2 years

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Schedule type




Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Human and social sciences - Human resources management/Human and social sciences - Political and social sciences

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The Master in Human Resource Management aims to provide graduates with both conceptual and operational skills in the field of HRM. The goal is to train professionals who can meet the requirements of organisations wishing to optimise their HR support or assess their way of operating. By the end of the programme, graduates will have acquired both general HRM skills and the intellectual skills necessary for positioning HRM in the context of a company's development.

The Master in human resource management combines a number of different teaching methods. The study programme alternates between learning basic concepts, practical field experience and individual and group work, with the focus put on both pragmatism and criticism.

The accent is put on:

  • the capability to analyse situations critically;

  • the acquisition and testing of HRM methods;

  • assignments in companies;

  • the dissertation.

The Master in HRM encourages students to be active (case studies, consulting assignments, workshops, team assignments, discussions with external speakers, residencies, etc.), and is designed to focus on an independent and critical analysis of HR policies and organisational consulting practices. In addition to conventional lecture classes, the programme includes a very practical aspect based on carrying out consulting assignments within an organisation, with required results. With this original and effective approach, students gain valuable professional experience.

The department has exchange agreements with more than a hundred partner universities in Europe and throughout the world.

Students can study abroad if they are enrolled in the first sixty credits of the master cycle. The mobility programme is possible only during the second semester.

Access conditions


This Master programme has two main focuses: human resource management in its true sense, and organisational studies (public and private companies, administrations, associations, etc.) in their main dimensions: the human dimension of management, the legal, budgetary and economic aspects of HRM, and training, counselling, and intervention methodologies. The programme provides the intellectual tools needed for a critical approach to understanding and intervening in the human dimensions of management. Teaching is done through case studies in various organisations, helping graduates quickly launch their professional career.

What's next ?


The Master in HRM gives graduates attractive opportunities in such fields as human resource management, training, recruitment, social auditing, consulting, etc.

Employers interested in such profiles include large public and private sector companies, specialised consulting firms, training organisations, public administrations, and non-profit organisations.

  • HR manager

  • Training and career development specialist

  • Consultant or analyst (guidance, management, organisational change/restructuring, etc.)

  • Selection and recruitment specialist