Course Description

Whether you are already engaged in or contemplating a career in human resource management, industrial relations or a related area, this is the specialist qualification you need.

Our program will provide you with a sound understanding of key employment issues and equip you with the skills to respond to the rapid changes reshaping local and international work practices and policies.

The Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations produces graduates who are effective strategic business partners, confident employee advocates, administrative experts, knowledgeable change agents, persuasive professional communicators and discerning researchers. You will graduate as an ethically aware practitioner in the field of human resources and employment relations.

The program is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) and is reviewed every three years to ensure content is relevant to industry needs.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $10,958 per year full-time, $16,437 total course cost
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time


1.5 years full time, 2.5 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.7% (national average 66.7%)
Improved skills: 82.6% (national average 80.6%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.5% (national average 83.0%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 88.6% (national average 89.6%)
Studying full time: 4.2% (national average 5.2%)
Median full time salary: $100,000 (national average $102,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 061140E
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAHRMIRE1000

Entry Requirements