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 Master in Human Resource Management

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This Course encourages the understanding of theoretical developments and critical analysis of human resource management related issues in organisational contexts. It favours the resolution of problems of human resource management, allowing managers to become agents of change and performance enhancement and organisational welfare. It allows to transfer and integrate knowledge and handle complex issues, thus enhancing communication skills​.​​

The Master in Human Resources Management is among the best five Master's Degrees in Human Resources Management in Portugal, occupying position 60 in Western Europe.

Language of instruction: Portuguese​

Financial Support to the Course

Students currently pursuing the Master's Degree in Human Resource Management can apply for a funding Programme from theIncome Share Agreement FJN” (ISA FJN). 

Tuition fees​​


Admission Criteria​


Note: ​

The UC "Data Analysis and Transferable Skills" requires the attendance of modules credited to the course in the EEG DataPro programme and the EEGenerating Skills programme, which may run outside of the Scheduled Class.



Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
3 curricular semesters
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Management


    School of Economics and Management
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604510 Fax: +351 253601380


The Master in Human Resources Management is designed for both highly experienced professionals in the domain of human resources management and those who have recently completed a bachelor degree. It aims to address the expectations and take advantage of both profiles. The professionals with strong experience in strategic, technical and/or operational functions in peoples’ management have the chance to recycle and/or acquire new knowledge resulting from recent conceptual and empirical developments in the field. The recently graduated individuals can see this master as a gateway to enter the labour market, due to the acquisition and/or development of skills to effectively perform functions in HRM.

Key learning outcomes

1. Provide solid training in the main scientific areas providing support to human resources management;
2. Promote a differentiation strategy based on thematic innovation and critical assessment of real-life or simulated situations in peoples’ management;
3. Socialize the graduate students with the ethical values of the profession and the academic practices;
4. Adopt and guarantee international quality standards in advanced training in human resources management;
5. Develop critical thinking with regard to the concepts, practices and processes in human resources management;
6. Stimulate research on organizational and people’s management issues;
7. Transfer the knowledge acquired in academia to businesses through a practical approach of people’s management.

Access to higher education

The master in Human Resources Management provides students with the adequate scientific and technical background to pursue PhD studies in the same or similar field.


The job opportunities open to graduates in HRM are broad and diverse. The programme prepares students to be placed in technical and supervisory functions in the domain of HRM, in different sectors, both national and international, and in areas as diverse as the industry, retailing, consultancy, public administration, third sector, etc..






Access forms

The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho

This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Formal requirements

a) Final average degree;
b) Academic, scientific and technical professional curriculum;
c) Applicants may be subject to interview, and the result will be taken into account in the ranking of the candidates.
Formula for assessing applications:   Final classification C = XA+Y(B1+B2+B3), in which:
A = degree rating on a scale 10-20;
B1 = outcome assessment of academic and scientific curriculum, that will be valued on the adequacy of previous training and the existence of post-graduate training, scored from 0 to 10;
B2 = result of evaluation in english knowledge, based on the presented certified documents-scored from 0 to 4;
B3 = outcome evaluation of technical and vocational curriculum, and the experience of activity as measured by time postgraduate professional, and experience in management positions - scored between 0 and 6.
Applicants will be excluded if the obtained weighting, by applying the formula, is less than 10.

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Aditional Information

Study Plan


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 3512/2011/AL01
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