MSc Human Resource Management

Postgraduate, Online learning

Human Resource Management MSc



Develop valuable skills in Human Resource Management at a time, place and pace that fits around your personal and work circumstances

Overview

Effective Human Resource Management (HRM) is now recognised as being a vital area of business and key to organisational performance. Exploring areas of employee engagement and motivation, organisational development, learning and development, labour relations and the strategic environment organisations compete within allows you to gain an understanding of the complex world of HRM.

This online programme is designed to enable you to gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of HRM theory and practice that will enhance your development of professional competencies in this evolving field. 

Together with a strong focus on reflective practice, this will enable you to make a significant contribution to management practice within your organisational role.


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Mode of Study:

Online learning (available as Part-time | Full-time)

Duration:

21-33 months

Start date:

JanMay


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Course details

Acknowledging the strategic role of HRM within organisations, the programme focuses on how the HR function can develop high quality leaders and practitioners who make a positive and enduring difference to the wellbeing of individuals, organisations and society.

It emphasises HRM as an integral part of corporate strategy and demonstrates its links with other managerial activities.

You’ll have access to specialist knowledge in core areas of HRM and business, grounded in the latest research. You’ll learn from, reflect upon and apply this knowledge and understanding to your own professional practice in order to increase your credibility and add value to your organisation.

You’ll acquire the skills and expertise to confront complex issues in HRM, make informed judgements in the absence of complete data and communicate effectively with peers and senior managers.

You’ll develop skills of self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks in the professional management of yourself and the people you work with.

The relevance of our programme content and focus to HR professionals, and the high level of academic rigour, is demonstrated in our successful alignment with The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook. SHRM is an international HR membership organisation devoted to human resource management. Students can also elect to join the Society as student members for a nominal fee in order to enjoy access to the many resources and benefits offered through membership.

Modules

  • People and Organisational Development
  • Labour Relations
  • The Organisational Context of Human Resources
  • Learning and Development
  • Employee Resourcing
  • Human Resource Management in an International Context
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

For the award of MSc you must successfully pass all eight modules, giving a total of 180 credits. All modules are 20 credits, except where indicated.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    This course is delivered fully online and will take between 21-33 months to complete. You'll study eight modules in total, with a maximum of two modules at a time over each trimester. The online materials have been designed to support you to study at a time, place and pace which suits your needs.

    Our virtual learning environment provides you with access to an extensive range of online resources, including interactive learning opportunities throughout each module, combining academic rigour with real-life examples and practical elements. This will be enriched through online discussions with your tutors and peers.

    We believe that learning is a partnership between teaching staff and you as and Edinburgh Napier University student. Each has specific responsibilities. As subject experts the module leader has prepared up to date and relevant online materials for you to work through and will provide you with direct tutor support throughout the trimester.

    It is also essential for you to recognise your role as a student in an online environment as an independent and autonomous learner. It is your responsibility to ensure that you plan and manage your studies whilst taking responsibility for your learning through reflecting on your progress and responding to advice and feedback from module lecturers

  • note and pen Assessments Throughout your studies you will complete a number of assessments which could include:
    • Case studies
    • Essays
    • Reports
    • Portfolios
    • Digital exams
    If there is any question regarding the authorship of any submitted assessments, we reserve the right to require students to undertake an online viva.

Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
All Students 2018/19 2019/20
All students *£770 tba
Modules are purchased via our online store and paid for in full at time of enrollment.
This course comprises of 180 credits, therefore the total cost is currently £6,930.


Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

This programme will provide you with a multitude of skills that can be utilised within a dedicated HR function or any management role within an organisation. Roles that students would aim to achieve after graduation with experience would be;

• Human resource advisor
• Human resource manager
• HR Business partner
• People and organisation development manager
• Training and development manager or consultant

You can engage with SHRM to undertake membership and receive SHRM Certification if you meet their criteria, particularly useful if you are seeking employment in countries where the SHRM is the preferred qualification.