MSc Human Resource Management Top-up (Blended)

Postgraduate, Part-time

Human Resource Management Top-up (Blended) MSc



Aimed at students looking to top-up a postgraduate HRM qualification with a research project and graduate with a Masters degree

Overview

The MSc in HRM (Blended) Top-up is a nine-month programme which aims to develop knowledge, competencies and professional skills that help learners address the challenges facing modern organisations. It is solely focused on the completion of a Masters dissertation, allowing you time to develop in-depth knowledge and expertise around research methods and your dissertation topic.

The programme underlines the importance of practice-based learning and research by enabling you to investigate an HR issue that is located in a real work situation.

Edinburgh Napier University has been supporting students to undertake the MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) for over 25 years. During that time the University has received commendations of good practice from the UK professional body, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), for their innovative and rigorous approach to design and delivery of the dissertation.

We’re delighted to have teamed up with Acacia Learning to deliver the programme in London.

Mode of Study:

Part-time

Duration:

9-12 months


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Course details

The programme aims to develop a comprehensive range of skills including information retrieval, critical reading and writing, effective research strategies, analytical and evaluative techniques and communication in a research context. All of these skills serve to enhance credibility, confidence, professional competence, employability skills and help enhance career progress within the area of HRM.

It also aims to develop knowledge, competencies and professional skills that will help you address the challenges facing modern organisations. By the end of the programme you should be able to:

  • Apply diagnostic and analytical skills in a research and workplace context
  • Recognise appropriate management research methodologies and scholarship in HRM
  • Integrate theory and practice to analyse a range of workplace issues
  • Apply original application of knowledge, and demonstrate a practical understanding of how research is used to create and interpret knowledge in the field of business management and HRM

Modules

  • Research Skills and Professional Development
  • Masters Dissertation
  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    Programme delivery is driven by a student-focused learning and teaching strategy that offers a unique blend of methods and includes features such as face-to-face workshops, up-to-date and engaging teaching materials, a virtual learning environment that provides content and opportunities for online interaction, supervisory support and online sessions with experts on research methods.

    Through the dissertation, you will develop theoretically informed and practical recommendations that aim to provide solutions and improve professional practice in your chosen research context. The dissertation will build your professional and academic knowledge and expertise around a particular area of HR practice. It will enable you to build credibility and confidence within that area, thereby aiding your professional development.

  • note and pen Assessments This course is assessed by coursework. Students are also expected to undertake independent study facilitated by tutor support, to complete a dissertation in the area of HRM.

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 Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development.

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 ourcountry 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
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
All students £2,800 tba


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

The programme aims to develop a comprehensive range of skills including information retrieval, critical reading and writing, effective research strategies, analytical and evaluative techniques and communication in a research context. All of these skills serve to enhance credibility, confidence, professional competence, employability skills and help enhance career progress within the area of HRM.