Taught course

Management with Human Resources

Institution
University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree of non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in any subject. Prior work experience is encouraged but not required. This is a generalist degree for students who have no previous studies in the area of management and human resources. Those students who do have previous experience in this area are advised to consider the MSc International Human Resource Management & Development.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme provides you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to human resource management. .

Why Glasgow

  • This programme is designed to enable you to evaluate theories of contemporary human resource management and to understand and prepare for the challenges of managing in culturally diverse and fluid business contexts.
  • This programme is designed to enable you to evaluate theories of contemporary human resource management and to understand and prepare for the challenges of managing in culturally diverse and fluid business contexts.
  • The increased importance of people management has been recognised in business and that it has the potential to create and sustain competitive advantage in organisations. The programme provides students with an advantage in the labour market and employers highly skilled and knowledgeable employees who have an appreciation of the fields within general management but who also have specialist knowledge in human resource management.

Programme structure

You will take a series of core and optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a project, dealing with a topical management issue. There are also non-assessed, compulsory workshop programmes, involving participation in a series of reflective learning exercises that include induction events, strategic case analyses and debates. The taught courses comprise a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, simulations, fieldwork and project work, both in groups and individually.

Core courses

  • Business management and decision making
  • Contemporary issues in human resources management
  • Delivering performance
  • Financial information management
  • Marketing management
  • People in organisations
  • Strategic management.

Optional courses may include

  • Influencing skills
  • International human resource management
  • Learning and development
  • Managing diversity in organisations.

Career prospects

MSc programmes emphasise reflective learning, active participation, and the development of interpretive, evaluative and problem-solving abilities which provide benefits for employers and enhance the career prospects of our graduates. As a graduate of this programme you will be able to show initiative, take personal responsibility, demonstrate leadership potential, and adapt to changing circumstances. Some international companies which have appointed our graduates include Siemens, Citigroup, and Procter and Gamble.

Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.

Information for international students

Please refer to our website for more information.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 6.5
  • two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
£10200
International students
£19500

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Adam Smith Business School
Email
business-management@glasgow.ac.uk