Master of Human Resource Management

Murdoch University

Across all businesses and industries, the one thing that makes an organisation stand out from others is the team of people behind it. Completing this coursework Master's degree will allow you to make a real difference by managing an organisation's human resources in line with strategic goals and objectives. You will gain skills in HR planning, staffing, training and development, performance management, remuneration, and complete a specialised unit that covers analytics and decision-making. Graduates of a Murdoch University Master of Human Resources Management will have knowledge of the critical components of a productive and sustainable organisational culture and will translate and adapt theory into practice to offer substantiated strategic people management advice. A flexible teaching timetable allows students to balance work, study and other personal commitments. This course is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). Employment prospects include specialist organisational HR roles to strategic planning roles, reflecting the importance of HRM in the organisation. Graduates who can demonstrate capability in developing strategies to attract, retain, develop, engage and reward a capable workforce reflective of the organisation's diverse community and service delivery requirements in a workplace are sought after.

Entry Requirements:

Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher and evidence of relevant 2-year work experience; or satisfactory preparation for the course through previous study or professional experience; plus English competence.

Subjects you can Study:

Human resources management

Study Pathways:

Students can opt out of the Master of Human Resource Management and exit with either the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma subject to satisfying the course requirements.


Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI)

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch No info Yes Online 2 years
Murdoch No info Yes Part time 4 years
Murdoch No info Yes Full time 2 years

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.


Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.


Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.


Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.


Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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