Taught course

Human Resource Management

Glasgow Caledonian University · Glasgow School for Business and Society

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Entry requirements

Normally a UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in people or business-centred subject Consideration will be given to individuals with other degrees (e.g. Science or Engineering) where they present a clear rationale for a change in career direction and have appropriate work experience. If you do not have the necessary formal entry qualifications, the University's flexible entry policy considers credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), including work-based experience. In the application form under the section headed 'Additional Information' the admission tutor will be looking for applicants to write about their interest in the programme insight into working with others future career aspirations that involve responsibility for managing people in some way Advanced standing operates in the following circumstances: Where there is evidence of completion of a like for like module at postgraduate level either from the CIPD or a CIPD accredited institution. Precise regulations on transfer from another CIPD accredited programme or nationally assessed centre are prescribed by CIPD. Students wishing to transfer into our programme are advised to contact the CIPD Membership Development Team on 0208 612 6208. or Where there is evidence of completion of the 'leadership and management' standards in an MBA or equivalent post-graduate management related course, a candidate might also qualify for exemptions from these modules. This will largely depend on being able to document and convince the programme leader of the direct relevance of the courses studied. Normally the course would be an MBA or a CIPD accredited programme. (These students who have completed an MBA still have to take the Managing & Developing HR module and the Employment Law module in year 1) There is no other advanced standing route in the programme.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our double accredited programme (CIPD & CMI) builds on and complements your first degree and/or experience with the academic knowledge and practical skills for a career as a Human Resource Management specialist.

Our graduates have a broad knowledge of managerial /leadership activities as well as specialised HR areas. Great emphasis throughout the programme is on applying learning in real work situations and the development of professional, managerial and employability skills.

Both full and part-time students have the opportunity to add value to their work/organisations through a Business Investigation Report (PG Diploma) or HRM Research Project (Masters).

Information for international students

English Language: Academic IELTS test score of 6.5 (or equivalent) is required with no element less than 6.0. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions are made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Exit award: certificate in management after completion of core management modules. Final PGDip gives graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations70
Written coursework / continuous assessment30

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630