Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject and have practical work/organisational experience at degree level. Or have an appropriate premasters programme and have practical work/organisational experience at degree level. EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 written) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Directly aligned to the CIPD’s knowledge requirements, the MSc in Human Resource Management offers you the opportunity to build your network. You will be studying as part of a community of students with a rich mix of professional experiences which will enhance your awareness. The programmes are designed to develop your strategic thinking skills as you deepen your understanding of how human resource management creates competitive advantage for organisations.

The Postgraduate Diploma Human Resource Management follows a part-time curriculum designed to offer flexibility for those studying while working. As a student, you will learn in a community of like-minded professionals; you will receive excellent learning support and have access to the university’s extensive resources to develop your knowledge.

The MSc Human Resource Management is a fast track to CIPD membership: become a CIPD associate member in one year while gaining a masters degree. As a student you will study full-time, often alongside part-time students who are also practitioners; this creates a rich learning community where professional experiences can be shared and discussed. The course places a strong emphasis on active learning to complement theory. You will have the opportunity to attend an employment tribunal or other HR related event; you will also be required to attend on-campus CIPD events to enhance your knowledge and expand your professional network.

From 2018, the University of Gloucestershire Business will move to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development will be home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new Business School and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a career in business.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at our postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 3330 141414