Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of Stirling · Stirling Management School

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Our postgraduate Human Resource Management (HRM) course builds on core human resource management theory and practice to examine the range of people management challenges which organisations face. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

To undertake this course you don't need to have previous work or study experience in the field of Human Resource Management. As part of the course we deliver teaching in the key concepts and practices of HRM, alongside developing the practical skills you need to become a successful HRM professional. In your final semester you'll also have the opportunity to do a consultancy case study, acting as a HR consultant to fictional companies, while solving realistic HR problems.

The University of Stirling Management School teaches you the need for thoughtful and ethical management practice, and this course is no exception. Ethics and considerate practice should be the focus of organisations and is the foundation for our course.

We have a number of internationally recognised academics teaching on this course, available to help you during your studies. We offer a collaborative learning process and encourage you to talk about your work experiences, about what you believe good people management to involve, and where work practices need to be legislated. The course is demanding but it will also provide you with a good and effective launch pad for a career in HRM.

CIPD accreditation

  • CIPD accreditation ensures you’ll study materials which are current, and industry led.
  • Student membership of CIPD enables you to attend networking events including the annual student conference.
  • The accreditation offers additional opportunities to network with industry professionals at CIPD events.

The University of Stirling Management School

At the University of Stirling Management School, the principle of responsible business, policy and practice is central to everything we do. This vision helps us to equip our students effectively with the skills to act as global citizens, capable of addressing the needs of society.

As a member of the Chartered Association for Business Schools, we have strong links with industry and were recently awarded the Small Business Charter for engagement with local and regional enterprise.

Information for international students

If you don't meet the required criteria for this course, INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma you can take. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport and meet the required progression grades, you'll be guaranteed entry onto this Masters degree.

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each skill.
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 with minimum 162 in each skill
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 176 with minimum of 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 61 no less than 55 in individual components.
  • IBT TOEFL: 87 with no subtest less than 21.

More information on our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please consult our website for up-to-date information on course fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Linda Perriton