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Master of Human Resources

MHumRes(Curtin) - MC-HUMRES Business and Law
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 18 months to 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

The Master of Human Resources is designed for managers, human resource professionals and consultants wanting to develop and expand their knowledge, personal and professional skills. The course meets the continuing development requirements of professionals in the field, enabling graduates to advance themselves in the complex and changing organisational climates of Australia and worldwide. The course features both guided independent study and team projects, and course units cover key strategic and practical topics of relevance in today's evolving HR environment.

The Master of Human Resources is also appropriate for graduates and professionals from other fields, who want to enhance their understanding of the management of human resources and industrial relations.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree in Human Resources, or a bachelor degree in any discipline and at least five years' of substantial work experience in Human Resources. Applicants with either a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related discipline will also be considered. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

Additional requirements

Depending on your background, you may be required to complete additional foundation units prior to commencing this course.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $27,000*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Our Master of Human Resources was ranked the 5th best management master degree in Oceania in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Human Resources Management 2016.

Depending upon the major area of study chosen, graduates are eligible for membership to the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Graduates generally find employment focusing on human resource management or industrial relations activities in the intermediary managerial level.

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