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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)

Credit Requirements for Graduation


Fee (For 2022/23 intake)

HK$237,150 per programme (HK$7,650 per credit) for local students
HK$275,280 per programme (HK$8,880 per credit) for non-local students


For further information, please contact:

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



For information on academic matters, please contact:

Programme Director

Dr Annie KO

Tel: (852) 3400 2124




This programme combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications to help students understand and solve organisational issues. This 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

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).


From 2022/23 Cohort onwards

Non-Dissertation Option

Dissertation Option

Compulsory Subjects
(any 4 subjects - 12 credits)

Ethics Subject 
(1 credit)

Elective Subjects (any 6 subjects - 18 credits)

Dissertation Subjects
(total 12 credits)


Elective Subjects
(any 2 subjects - 6 credits)


From 2019/20 Cohort onwards

Non-Dissertation Option

Dissertation Option

Compulsory Subjects
(any 4 subjects - 12 credits)

Ethics Subject 
(1 credit)

·       MM5021  Business Ethics

Elective Subjects
(any 6 subjects - 18 credits)

Dissertation Subjects
(total 12 credits)



Elective Subjects
(any 2 subjects - 6 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). Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings. Students who wish to extend their studies beyond normal duration can submit such request to the Department of Management and Marketing for consideration, as appropriate.

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

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



Programme Requirement Document

Programme Requirement Document 2021/2022
Programme Requirement Document 2020/2021
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. 




This programme was a fulfilling journey that led me to the human resources industry. With a wide range of common core subjects and electives, I could select the contents that were related to my career goals and directions. The human resources professionals and fellow students from different industries, case studies and theoretical framework broadened my horizons in addition to helping me consider daily business scenarios and realize my aspiration of becoming an HR professional.

WAI Hiu Tung, Kobie (2019/20 Graduate)

To adapt to the new normal, HR professionals need to upskill or reskill in order to cope with different challenges. This programme helped me apply dynamic knowledge and skills to support my organization in achieving success in the transforming market.  It was an exhilarating journey during which I developed strong HR skills and networked with brilliant people. The interactive and engaging learning environment enabled me to learn effectively and the professors were inspiring and supportive.

CHENG Suk Ling, Kennis (2019/20 Graduate)

Blending management with HR subjects facilitated assessment from a broader perspective. The theoretical frameworks and case studies further bolstered my presentation and real-life problem solving skills. Learning about HR practices from classmates was equally inspiring.

LEUNG Ka Ki, Nickson (2018/19 Graduate)

This programme was an eye-opening journey which sharpened my skills and gave me new insights into my working life. It was definitely an inspirational learning experience as knowledge was not only gained from lecturers and books, but also my fellow classmates who have been working in different industries.

AU Sze Nga, Angela (2017/18 Graduate)