Taught course

Human Resource Management (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Management
Qualifications
MLitt

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in business, management or a related subject from the UK or the equivalent international qualification. We also consider applicants who have majored in another subject but have a business or management minor. Applicants with business experience are welcome, and we will take work experience into account in the evaluation of applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Masters in Human Resource Management is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Management.

Highlights

  • Students are enabled to make an effective contribution as human resource specialists, taking account of the complexities within the discipline of human resource management.
  • The programme is accredited through the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. See accreditation below.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in the Masters Extra (MX) Programme, which includes guest lectures from eminent academics and business executives, specific sessions to enhance career development opportunities and a range of corporate visits.

Teaching format

The taught elements of the programmes are delivered through a mixture of core and option modules using a range of delivery methods, including lectures, small group tutorials, workshops and seminars. The average lecture size is 30 students, however, in some cases there will be seminars of 15 to 18 students or larger lectures with up to 100 students, which would normally be augmented by small group tutorials.

Assessment comprises a combination of coursework and examinations. Over the summer months, students undertake a research project culminating in a written dissertation of 15,000 words. You will attend a weekly series of lectures and workshops focusing on research methods and other topics to help prepare you for the dissertation.

Accreditation

Students who successfully complete the programme's compulsory modules along with two optional modules in Managing People in Global Markets and Leadership in Organisations will receive accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. Typically, modules consist of three to five contact hours per week including lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assessment is either entirely by coursework, or through a combination of coursework and a two-hour end-of-semester examination.

For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,360
International students
EU: £10,360  Overseas: £20,980

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgmanagement@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2200