University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Master of Human Resource Management (Extension)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Master of Human Resource Management (Extension) provides students with the in-depth knowledge and skills necessary to contribute at a senior level to their organisation's human resources and industrial relations functions. The course is designed primarily for individuals who are currently employed, or show the potential for employment, at senior policy-making levels in the fields of human resource management, industrial relations, occupational health and affirmative action. The additional elective subject choices provide an opportunity to specialise more deeply in the human resource management discipline and to further enhance students' skills, professional practice, specialist knowledge and capabilities. The course aims to provide leading-edge conceptual and practical understandings of human resource management in complex and unfamiliar workplace situations in order to facilitate management decision-making. Career options include positions in change management and general management, human resources, and organisational training and development.


The course totals 96 credit points and consists of a combination of core and elective subjects. The course may be completed in two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.


  • Human resources management

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Applicants with a relevant graduate certificate must have completed it with at least a credit average. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184.


Students completing this degree are eligible to apply to the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) for the Professional Member (MAHRI) status and/or advancement to a higher level of membership for those who have appropriate work experience.

Study pathways

Students may be granted a maximum of eight subject exemptions, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study.

Further information

This course was previously known as Master of Business in Human Resource Management (Extended). This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, the Master of Human Resource Management, and the Master of Human Resource Management (Extension).

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