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Course Details

This MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management postgraduate degree is perfect for those looking to advance in the field of management or business-related HR management. With a range of modules in leadership, coaching and mentoring, employment relations, organisations and staff development, this course provides a breadth of knowledge in the focused field of Human Resource Management while helping you develop key transferable skills that many employers seek.

The programme aims to prepare students for a career as an HRM leader, manager, general manager, or HR business specialist. You will foster a deep intellectual appreciation of the theoretical foundations of Human Resource Management and development with an applied emphasis on contemporary human resource issues. You will also acquire the skills needed to strategically assess trends and patterns and identify good practice in leadership and human resource management.

The course has been built with the goal of ensuring students receive a significant level of exposure to the professional world. You will experience the realities of working within a business while learning from professional experts.

This programme is awarded by The University of Law and delivered by GISMA, at its campus in Berlin.

Study Methods

This is an interactive course with a real-world focus and learning takes place both in and outside of the classroom environment. Small group workshops are used to promote student interaction and facilitate personal support. Workshops and lectures are supported by a wealth of online resources from The University of Law, including The Financial Times, case studies, video content, online testing, and feedback. You will receive all core textbooks free of charge and have access to the University of Law’s Virtual Learning Environment, Elite.

Teaching and Learning

What sets our programmes apart from other postgraduate courses is the guiding principle that students should always learn in a realistic, professional, and contemporary context. We specialise in practical and innovative teaching methods that equip students for their professional career. Courses are taught by qualified and experienced business professionals and academics in small, interactive, workshop-style lessons.

The fundamental aim of our Master’s degrees is to produce career ready postgraduates with excellent professional, intellectual and life skills.

Skills and Experience Gained

Students can become knowledgeable, skilled, and effective strategic international human resource management professionals. The Master’s in Leadership and Human Resource Management allows students to develop their graduate abilities and skills at a higher level, take their career to a senior level or change careers. Students will also have opportunities to work with professional bodies, employers and to undertake entrepreneurial activities.

Career progression

This degree can be used as a platform into a variety of human resource management and business careers, including roles in the design and functioning of HR and organisations, managing people at work, and other HR functions and management roles within a wider business context.

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Course Structure


The course is split into three semesters over 13 weeks.  Students will study 45 credits of taught modules in each semester and the equivalent of 15 credits of the Business Project module.

During the first semester, students will also study Professional Development - a non-credit bearing module.


  • Global Business Strategy (15cr)
  • Innovation Management in a Digital Age (15cr)
  • Success Through Business Ethics (15cr)
  • Leading, & Developing People (15cr)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (15cr)
  • Coaching, Mentoring & Development (15cr)
  • Employee Relations (15cr)
  • Organisational Development (15cr)
  • Responsibility of Directors (15cr)
  • Business Project (45cr)
  • Professional Development (non-credit bearing)

Fees and funding

Please contact a programme consultant for more details on how to apply.

Tuition fee - €15,000 for Sep 2022 intake

- €16,000 from Jan 2023 intake onwards

Early bird discount of up to 20%*

*20% early bird offer for applications submitted at least 8 weeks before orientation date.

Flexible payment plan

GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees in up to six instalments. A refundable* deposit of €2,000 is required to secure your place, and the remainder of the tuition fee is to be paid after the start of programme in accordance with your payment schedule.

You will be eligible for a discount of 5% off the total fee if the payment of the entire tuition fee is completed before the first instalment due date.

Payments are accepted by bank transfer, or via one of our payment partners – Transfermate and Stripe. If you have any queries regarding payment options, please speak to a programme consultant.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Entry requirements

  • Qualifications: 2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualifications.
  • English proficiency: an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • Non-standard entry: non-standard applicants are welcome to apply at GISMA. Applicants without a bachelor's degree may apply if they possess at least 5 years' managerial experience. For more information and details on the non-standard application process please contact an advisor today for more information.

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Frequently asked questions

Question 1: What subjects will I study in a master’s in leadership and human resource management programme?

An HRM degree delves in-depth into different aspects of managing the human resources of an organisation. You can expect to study subjects like leadership and management development, organisational development, and mentoring psychology.

Question 2: Will I get additional career support as a GISMA student?

Yes! GISMA has a dedicated Career Centre that offers its students all kinds of placement assistance. This can include resume writing, mock interviews or access to exclusive job fairs and portals.

Question 3: Can I get an HRM job in Germany after my graduation?

Germany is an ideal place to build a corporate career with a booming economy and bustling business centres like Berlin and Munich. According to data from Statista.com, Germany has one of the lowest unemployment rates among university graduates within the EU.

Thus, it can be a good idea to pursue an MSc. Leadership and Human Resource Management in Germany.

Question 4: I don’t want a corporate career after my HRM degree. What are my options for further studies?

If you aren’t interested in a corporate career, there are a number of academic options available to you. You can choose to supplement your domain knowledge with an MBA or a renowned certification like the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification.

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  • Full-time
  • Berlin
  • 1 Year
  • Jan 2023 Intake onwards
  • € 16000

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After successfully graduating, you will be entitled to apply for an 18 month post-study residence permit 

I really liked the fact that it was condensed into one year which was easier for me in terms of getting back into full time employment afterwards. I like that the modules have a European slant, making me more employable in a multinational environment.

Emma Jane Scott - Msc Leadership and Human Resource Management