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Master's specialisationStrategic Human Resources Leadership

Do you want to analyse issues involving personnel and organisation? And do you want to think about them at the strategic level within an organisation? Learn how to optimise organisational, group and individual performance.

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Something for you?

  • This specialisation pays attention to the entire range of human capital: emotion, behaviour and potential.
  • The key is enhancing employability and sustainable careers.
  • This Master's uses lots of real-life examples.
  • You learn to understand how the micro goals of individuals relate and can be aligned with the strategic plans of a company.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

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This master is relevant in almost every sector and keeps many possible working directions open for me.
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What will you learn

In the Master's specialisation in Strategic Human Resources Leadership, you will learn how to determine the ideal combination of HR practices in order to optimise organisational, group/team and individual performance. You will need to understand how to manage the diversity and inclusion of a heterogeneous and increasingly flexible workforce. Besides that, this Master's teaches you to understand the basics of strategic leadership. A good company strategy not only considers the factors that need to be in play to ensure employees’ well-being, but also involves staff in the development of new strategic direction.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

Our alumni contribute to the development and implementation of HR practices and organisational development, for example as:

  • HR Managment Consultant 
  • HR manager
  • Strategic manager specialised in HR issues
  • Policy maker

Career prospects


To indicate the type of research in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • What is the impact of flexible work practices on the work-life balance?
  • How do organisational actors engage with the institutionalised norms that affect the career development of part-time workers?
  • What are the effects of HR interventions?
  • What is the impact of improvements in technology on employees?

Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.