Human Resource Management

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Autumn 2024 (1. semester)

10 sp

Spring 2025 (2. semester)

10 sp
20 sp
The job market today does not just involve the number of jobs available; it also concerns the quality of jobs. In times of rapid change in both the private and public sectors, developing jobs presents major challenges. Personnel policy can therefore prove crucial for the maintenance of jobs and opportunities in order to retain the skilled and educated workforce.

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.


  • has knowledge of important topics, theories, issues, processes, tools and methods within the field of Human Resource Management, specifically within the following areas: organisational psychology, labour legislation, communication and knowledge management.
  • demonstrates understanding and knowledge of personnel management and development of competence both within private and public sector
  • has insight into legal methods and ways of thinking
  • is familiar with how different forms of communication are suited for different settings / situations
  • has knowledge of the history, traditions, distinctive character, and place in society of the academic field of personnel management. Broad knowledge of the Norwegian work life model is a main focus area; its rise, characteristics and development


  • can understand and consider different theoretical perspectives within the academic field of organisation and management
  • can apply academic knowledge and relevant results of research and development work to practical and theoretical problems related to personnel management and development of competence, and make well-founded choices
  • can reflect upon own management style, and adjust in accordance with guidance

General competence

  • has basic knowledge and understanding of personnel management and development of competence within the perspective of a changing working life
  • has insight into relevant academic and professional ethical issues related to personnel management so that he/she meets the needed qualifications to lead people at work
  • is familiar with how the requirements for work both in public and private sectors changes and is influenced, both nationally and internationally

Applicants must fulfil the requirements for Norwegian General Study competence as well as language proficiency requirements in Norwegian and English language.

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Qualification for positions in human resources management and organizational work in the public and private sectors.
The programme is suitable as part of several degree programmes. The Human Resource Management, the one year programme, can also be included as part of a student portfolio, specializing in management and personnel management at bachelor level or as an independent one-year management programme.
There is no exchange on this study program
No special costs except semester registration fee and syllabus literature.

Fall Semester

  • OR214S Organisational Psychology and Human Resource Management: Individual written school exam (6 hours)
  • OR280S Comunication: Individual home exam (29 hours)

Spring Semester

  • RE105S Labour Legislation: Individual written school exam (6 hours)
  • OR213S Competence Development : An individual home exam (one week)
The study programme is evaluated annually by students using course evaluation studies and by the programme director. The evaluations are included in the University's quality assurance system
Refer to applicable legislation, regulations and related guidelines.