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Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Programme Title

Master of Science in Human Resource Management


Programme Code

23090-MHF (Full-time) / 23090-MHP (Part-time)

Mode of Attendance



Normal study period: 1.5 years (Full-time) / 2.5 years (Part-time)

Maximum study period: 5 years

Credit Requirements for Graduation



Local students: HK$199,950 per programme (31 credits) 

Non-local students: HK$263,190 per programme (31 credits)


For further information, please contact:

Tel: (852) 2766 7381 / (852) 2766 7952



For information on academic matters, please contact:

Dr Wah-hung Catherine NG

Tel: (852) 2766 7379




This programme combines theoretical knowledge with application of theories to understand and solve organizational issues. It helps students to manage effectively.



  • 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 in private and public sectors

Programme Details (From 2019/20 Cohort onwards)

To graduate, students need to complete 31 credits. There are two routes for attaining these 31 credits:

  1. 10 three-credit subjects (4 Compulsory and 6 Elective), plus one-credit Business Ethics; Or
  2. 4 Compulsory Subjects and 2 Elective Subjects, plus one-credit Business Ethics, three-credit Research Methods, and nine-credit Dissertation

Students may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma upon completing 4 Compulsory Subjects and 3 Elective Subjects (21 credits), or with a Postgraduate Certificate upon completing Compulsory Subjects (12 credits).


 - The offering of subjects is subject to class quota availability. Students may also choose from a list of "Common Pool Electives", subject to the prescriptions of programme curriculum.
- Programme structure, course names and content are subject to continuous review and change.


* 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).


Mode of Study and Duration

Mode of study: Mixed-mode
Full-time students study 9 credits or more in a semester. Part-time students study less than 9 credits in a semester.

Students normally complete the programme full-time in 1.5 years or part-time in 2.5 years (5 regular semesters plus a Summer Term). Maximum study period is 5 years. Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings.

The programme offers a structured progression pattern. Students are encouraged to follow the pattern to benefit from a cohort-based structure. However, being credit-based, the programme allows students to proceed at their own pace within the 5-year limit.

Current students can refer to the Programme Document for more details about the programme.


Programme Document
Programme Document 2019/2020
Definitive Programme Document 2018/2019 
Definitive Programme Document 2017/2018 


Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualifications, preferably with at least one 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.

Suitable candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.


Admissions Procedures and Fee

Please refer to Study@PolyU website ( for the application details of individual programmes. 

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