Taught course

Human Resource Management

Robert Gordon University · Aberdeen Business School

Entry requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and/or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This CIPD (Level 7) accredited Human Resource Management course will prepare you for the management of people and human resources in a global context. You will gain the relevant knowledge and skills to become an effective line manager or HR professional and meet the needs of rapidly changing organisations.

Studying an accredited Master’s course provides the dual benefits of academic study at Postgraduate level with acquiring recognised professional credentials and membership.

How to gather and apply evidence to HR management issues and putting theory into practice are key features of the course. You will consider issues such as organisational behaviour, equality, diversity and inclusion, the employee life cycle and how HR can contribute to the strategic development of an organisation.

Elective modules such as Digitalisation and Human Resource Analytics are now included giving you the opportunity to personalise your learning in line with your current needs and future aspirations. Elective modules are subject to availability.

This course offers the opportunity to extend your study by a year to complete a 48 week work placement. Evidence suggests that graduates who can demonstrate relevant work experience have a better chance of securing a graduate level job.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Find out more on the RGU website: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/finance-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Admissions Service
+44 (0)1224 262728