MSc Human Resource Management
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.
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
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS Indicator 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill
- Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
- Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 59 in each sub-skill
- IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
- IBT TOEFL Special Home Edition Test 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
- TOEFL ITP Plus for China minimum 543 overall, 54 in listening, 53 in structure and written expression, 56 in reading and B2 in speaking.
- Trinity ISE II Pass overall with a Pass in each sub-skill, ISE III Pass overall and in all sub-skills, ISE IV Pass overall and in all sub-skills
- Aptis (4 skills) CEFR B2 overall and B2 in all sub-skills
- Duolingo 95 overall with a minimum of 90 in all sub-skills
- LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator - Pass with minimum 33 in each sub-skill
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Year 1, Autumn semester
- Flying Start Leadership Programme
- Strategic and Operational HRM in Context
- Employment Relations
- The Business Context
Year 1, Spring semester
- Professional Skills for HR
Select 60 credits from Consultancy Project list
- Consultancy Case Study
Select 40 credits from MSc Human Resource Management Spring options list
- Managing and Developing a Diverse Workforce
- Organisational Design and Development
- Employee Engagement
- Training Design and Delivery
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Mode of study: part-time, full-time, campus based, stand-alone modules
- Course fee for UK students: £9,350
- Course fee for EU students: £18,645
- Course fee for Overseas students: £18,645
Award: Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the internal and external environmental contexts of contemporary organisations within which managers, HR professionals, and workers interact.
- Engage with contemporary research on employment and effective approaches to human resource practice.
- Understand the link between people management practices and positive organisational outcomes.
- Reflect on theory and professional practice from an ethical, professional, and responsible management standpoint.
Graduating with an MSc HRM gives you the foundations you need to progress into a career in human resource management. Equally, it offers you the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in different areas related to business practice, as well as local or international socio-economic development policy-making and implementation.
About this institute
University of Stirling
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