Taught course

Human Resource Management

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Management and Law

Entry requirements

You'll need a recognised honours degree or equivalent for entry into this course. Alternatively, you may have an equivalent professional qualification, or qualifications and experience that are equivalent. In this case, you will be asked to produce a specified piece of work as part of the selection process. All applicants will be interviewed for selection, with all students being required to enrol as student members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

Months of entry


Course content

This course involves lectures, tutorials and independent study. A part-time study option is also available. It is possible to exit the course with a Postgraduate Diploma in HRM and Graduate CIPD Membership.

Trimester 1

  • People Management and Leadership Practice, The Organisational Context of HR, Employment Law

Trimester 2

  • Employee Resourcing, Learning and Development, Labour Relations, Research Skills and Professional Development (including 20 day work placement).

Trimester 3

  • Dissertation

On completion of the course you will be awarded Graduate membership of the CIPD.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550/213 Please see our website for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for up-to-date fee & funding information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24/36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24/36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Information Office
08452 60 60 40