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Master's Degree in Human Resources Management

Master's Degree in Human Resources Management
  • Profile of competences:

    The Master’s Degree in Human Resources is convinced of the need to offer students a strong training background in research which can provide a solid basis for those who are interested in studying for a PhD. The knowledge acquired in this course will ensure that students develop the following competences:


    - Research profile: aimed at designing a research project, collecting data, statistically analyzing the data, writing a research report and explaining the results of the research.


    When they have completed this course, students should have the following ability:


    - Professional profile: the objective is to train technicians who can carry out a needs analysis and establish objectives and criteria to assess their fulfilment. To assess individual attributes through interviews, tests and observation methods. To assess the characteristics of groups and the results of group interaction through group interviews, group observation and role analysis. Students will also be able to assess situations through job analysis, work place analysis and employee surveys. To analyze the requirements and formulate the specifications of different tools and resources. To develop selection strategies, training plans, career development, etc. To transmit knowledge and key competences to carry out human resources related tasks with the maximum effectiveness, efficiency and professional quality.


    At the end of this course, students should have the following competences which they can use both in a professional context and in the field of research:


    - General profile: the objective is to provide students with the following competences both in a professional and a research context. To select the proper strategy to deal with organizational problems based on reflecting upon the professional situation and their own competences. To manage and design projects, including financial, staff and operational questions, and promoting leadership among employees. To establish and maintain an overall system to guarantee quality practice. To establish and maintain good relations with other professionals and relevant organizations. To update and develop their own competences, knowledge and skills in keeping with changes in this field and the standards and requirements expected of a professional psychologist, national laws and European regulations. To recognize ethical questions considering the perspectives and interests of different agents. To guarantee respect for ethical principles in decision making. To take into consideration ethical questions in professional and research activities and show competence to judge and solve ethical dilemmas.

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    Accession and admission requirements

    To be eligible for admission to official Master’s Degree studies students must hold an official Spanish university degree. Likewise, applicants holding a university degree from foreign education systems are not required to validate their qualifications, provided they accredit a level of studies equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university titles and that such qualifications, in the country of issue, allow the holder access to postgraduate studies.


    Priority will be given to students holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or equivalent degree in the field of organizational analysis from perspectives inherent to Social Sciences (Economics, Law, Sociology, etc.).


    Requests for admission on behalf of students holding other qualifications will be studied by the Master’s Programme admissions and validations Committee.


    This Master’s Programme is also open to students and professionals who are graduates of a foreign university and who, in accordance with UAM general entry requirements for Postgraduate Programmes, have completed studies related to Social or Organizational Psychology. 


    As general criteria in the selection process for this Master’s Programme, the following will be taken into account:

    1. Academic transcript. 

    2. Academic and pre-professional (placement work) background.  Seminars, courses and practical activities will be valued in accordance with their relevance to the required profile.

    3. Professional experience in relation to the required profile for this Master’s Programme. Special attention will be given to applicants’ current professional profile and to their professional history.

    4. Brief personal letter giving the reasons and motivation for aspiring to this Master’s Degree programme Special attention will be given to the agreement between the expressed motivations and interests and the objectives of this Master’s Programme.

    5. Other merits.


    Specific admission documentation and requirements:



    In the Professional Experience section of the CV should include:

    • Internship (Practicum): those that have been conducted within the training program of their studies. Indicate center, duration and branch of knowledge or itinerario  they belong to. 
    • Volunteering: Experience in centers, associations, etc., but not paid. Indicate place, duration and brief summary of tasks performed.
    • Professional experience: one that relates to experience gained through paid work. Indicate place, duration and brief summary of tasks performed.


    • Letter of motivation



    • Accreditation of knowledge of English
    • Letter of recommendation

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Description of the degree

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  • Centre, department or institute responsible: Faculty of Psychology
  • Location: Faculty of Psychology
  • Year established: 2010-2011
  • Type: in-class
  • Credits 90
  • Minimum ECTS per enrolment / per year: 24/part-time students; 36/full-time students
  • Teaching languages Spanish
  • Número de plazas ofertadas: 30

Contact Details


Jesús de Miguel Calvo

David Aguado García


Contact details:

E-mail: informacion.master.direccion.rrhh@uam.es

Telephone: 914 978 971

Address: C/ Iván Pavlov 6.

Faculty of Psychology. UAM

Any query on the procedure for admission to this Master’s degree should be addressed to posgrado.oficial@uam.es