Master of Human Resources and Law

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Master of Human Resources and Law program provides professionals working in law, human resources, employment relations or general management with a deeper knowledge of and skills in human resource management and law through an applied, interdisciplinary program. You will explore critical policy and legal issues and master the current regulatory framework governing human resource management and the law in Australia. In combination, the knowledge and skills developed in this program will enable graduates to be highly effective in directly managing a workforce, as well as advising others on how to do so. The Master of Human Resources and Law is a high quality, professionally-focused Master program that provides students with a pathway for pursuing research and further study. The program will expose students to new perspectives and deep analyses, ensuring high quality teaching and learning experiences. The graduates of this program will be equipped with advanced knowledge and skills, positioning them to engage in further education, research, and professional development in Australia and across the world. The program is a joint initiative of the Newcastle Business School and the Newcastle Law School. The Newcastle Law School has a strong reputation in the delivery of law programs across undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The Newcastle Business School has a strong existing reputation in the Employment Relations (ER)/Human Resource Management (HRM) discipline, and this program prepares effective ER/HRM professionals for work in their roles as specialist and generalist managers, union leaders and employer association representatives, public servants and policy advisors, and consultants.

Structure

  • 80 units (8 courses worth 10 units each) which includes: 40 units of core courses
  • 40 units of directed courses - Students must choose at least 10 units from each of Group A and Group B and complete the remaining 20 units from either group.

Subjects

  • Law for Workplace Health and Safety Employment Law Employment Relations in Globalised Economies Professional Practice in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree in a related field such as law, legal studies, business, human resource management, industrial relations or organisational psychology
  • Or AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in related field such as law, legal studies, business, human resource management, industrial relations or organisational psychology
  • Or AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in a related field such as law, legal studies, business, human resource management, industrial relations or organisational psychology, and have at least one year relevant work experience
  • Or an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in a non-related field, and have at least two years relevant organisational experience
  • Or at least seven years relevant organisational experience, of which two years should have been in a management position in law, employment relations or human resource management, for instance as: a line manager with substantial people management responsibilities
  • A professional with experience in mentoring, training or supervising the quality of professional work
  • Or as a manager or consultant working in the HRM or ER field.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Newcastle City Precinct Domestic: $22,540
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Further information

Note that this course is available to international students via offshore external study only.

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