Taught course

Human Resource Management

Institution
University of the Highlands and Islands · UHI Management School
Qualifications
MSc

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.

  • Loans for tuition fees are available from the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
  • 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.

*Students are required to join the CIPD as student mebers if they wish to receive Assoc or Chartered Membership on completing the award. The current cost of this is £90 per annum. Please note that joining the CIPD does provide you with access to a wealth of guides, information and advice related to HR.

Modules

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.

Locations

This course is available online with support from Inverness College UHI, 1 Inverness Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NA

How to apply

If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the Apply button above which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select our Apply tab to complete the online application.

If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links below or call on 0845 272 3600.

Top five reasons to study at UHI

1. Small class sizes mean that you have a more personal experience of university and receive all the support you need from our expert staff

2. Choice of campuses - from small, rural and island communities, to the busy towns and cities of the region, our 13 friendly, safe campuses offer something for everyone

3. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep

4. Do something different and special - UHI has expertise in a variety of specialist subjects, including: renewable energy; adventure tourism; Gaelic; archaeology; marine science; art and textiles, and more!

5. Flexible learning options mean that you can study part time or full time, online from home or work, or at one of our campuses or local learning centres, and fit your study into your life

Information for international students

If you would like to study in a country of outstanding natural beauty, friendly communities, and cities buzzing with social life and activities, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland should be your first choice. We have campuses across the region each one with its own special characteristics from the rich cultural life of the islands to the bright city lights of Perth and Inverness. Some courses are available in one location only, for others you will have a choice; we also have courses that can be studied online from your own home country. Please see our International pages

English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
In 2017/18 per module (20 credits): Scottish Online £520, Rest of UK and EU Online £650. Masters degree is 6 modules plus dissertation
International students
In 2017/18 per module (20 credits): International online £852. Masters degree is 6 modules plus dissertation

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.

Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.

Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company

You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan

For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website

Qualification and course duration

MSc

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

Course contact details

Name
UHI Information Line
Email
info@uhi.ac.uk
Phone
0845 272 3600