Taught course

Human Resource Management

Institution
Glasgow Caledonian University · Glasgow School for Business and Society
Qualifications
MScPGDip(HRM)

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements: UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Non-standard entry is welcomed, particularly for applicants with CIPD certification and an unclassified degree/HND qualifications (or equivalent) with relevant experience.

Advanced entry is also considered with credit recognition for modules previously achieved at postgraduate level from CIPD or a CIPD accredited institution.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Organisations thrive on the strength of their people. As a human resource, people manager, you play an essential role. GCU's MSc Human Resource Management prepares you for the ethical, cultural, legal, operational and strategic aspects of human resource management - while giving you a global outlook and an understanding of responsible leadership. This way you'll be ready for success - and support the common good to make a positive impact.

The programme is one of only several in the UK to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and aligned to the US Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards. It's available on a part-time and full-time basis, offering flexibility for career-focused professionals and recent graduates alike.

The curriculum brings together critical analysis of leading theories and trends in human resources with relevant industry practice from the real world. You'll develop skills that will be practical and valuable in a range of contemporary specialist and generalist HRM/people manager roles.

  • Expand your expertise of niche and specialised topics in HR
  • Develop the expertise to effectively manage people in a diverse national and international environment
  • Study contemporary theory of human resource management
  • Apply theory to practice through case-studies and investigative projects

The MSc Human Resource Management course provides sessions on contemporary issues such as:

  • Remote working and work-life balance issues
  • Dealing with furloughed workers
  • Rights of zero-hours and temporary workers in the gig economy

Information for international students

English Language: Academic IELTS test score of 6.5 (or equivalent) is required with no element less than 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,000
International students
£13,500

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip(HRM)
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
studentenquiries@gcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)141 331 8630