Taught course

Human Resource Management

University of the Highlands and Islands · UHI Management School

Entry requirements

2:2 honours degree or above or Successful completion of the CIPD Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Human Resource Practice, plus relevant professional experience . Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered on an individual basis

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

HR professionals play a crucial role in the development of organisations, and this recognised award is designed to help current and future HR practitioners prepare for the challenges and opportunities in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Whether you are a graduate looking to gain employment in this specialist field or already in work and needing to develop your skills and abilities, the part-time, CIPD accredited MSc in Human Resource Management is ideal for you.

The course will equip you with the skills to make an immediate and effective contribution to the HR function by helping to attract, retain and develop the employees needed for organisational success.

Special features

  • Flexible delivery means that you can study this course part time, taking either one or two modules per semester; attending online workshops and tutorials, through the university's virtual learning environment.
  • On successful completion, you will be eligible to seek Associate membership of the CIPD, the professional body for HR specialists.
  • If you are working in human resources or learning and development at a managerial or strategic level you can apply to upgrade from Associate Member to Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow.
  • You will undertake a major piece of advanced independent work within the area of HR at a strategic level, as well as a placement for those not already working within the HR profession.
  • You can choose to study individual modules for continuing professional development or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree
  • A face-to-face induction is held in early September and mid-January each year (depending on your start date) which you are advised to attend.

Where can I study my course?


PgCert: Core modules:

  • Understanding Contemporary Leadership and Management
  • Managing and Developing the Human Resource

You will also choose one option module from the following:

  • Talent development and management
  • Reward development and management
  • Employee relations
  • Employment law

PgDip: Core modules:

  • Strategic Change and Innovation
  • Research Methods and Techniques

You will also choose one option modules from the following:

  • Talent development and management
  • Reward development and management
  • Employee relations
  • Employment law
  • Work placement (for those not working in HR)

MSc: To achieve the award of MSc you will complete an applied research project.

Fees and funding

UK students
In 2016/17 per module (20 credits): Scottish/EU on-site or online £520; Rest of UK on-site or online £650. Masters degree is 6 modules + dissertation
International students
In 2016/17 per module (20 credits): International on-site £1100. Masters degree is 6 modules + dissertation


Qualification and course duration


part time
30-60 months
distance learning
30-60 months

Course contact details

UHI Information Line
0845 272 3600