Taught course

Human Resource Management

Heriot-Watt University Dubai · Edinburgh Business School (EBS)

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (first or second class), or its non-UK equivalent, in a related subject.

Applicants with relevant education and work experience may also be considered.

For more information about the entry requirements for this programme, please send an email to dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction during previous education, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MSc HRM Masters provides unique insights into new areas of Human Resource Management. HRM benefits employers and employees, as well as creating wider social benefits including lower unemployment, inclusion for marginalised people, reduced demand for out-of-work and in-work benefits while reducing healthcare burdens due to work-related illness and disability. We recognise the rapidly changing trends in employment and offer an exciting selection of specialist courses to educate current and future HR practitioners in a more sustainable and socially responsible form of managing people.

There are eight taught courses (divided equally over two semesters) and an HRM dissertation in semester three. If you choose to study part-time, you will register for two courses per semester and progress to the dissertation at the end of the second year.

In September semester you will take: Organisational Behaviour, HR Strategy and Practice, Digital Human Resource Management and the Legal Context of Work.

In January semester you will take: Research Philosophy and Practice, Sustainable HRM, Employment Trends and The Psychology of Leadership.

In May semester the HRM dissertation is the capstone course where you will be supported by our world leading faculty to “deep-dive” into your chosen area of HRM. The dissertation enables you to investigate an HRM topic of your choice, where you will be able to demonstrate your mastery of the subject area by developing new insights from analysis of valuable primary research.

Fees and funding

International students
AED 85,176

Scholarships and bursaries

See our range of degree entry, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and PhD scholarships and discou

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dubai Campus