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Human Resource Management


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Course length
1 Years
Oxstalls, Gloucester

Course overview

Deepen your understanding of human resource management and network alongside professionals with a rich mix of experiences. Directly aligned to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) knowledge requirements, the MSc in Human Resource Management offers you the opportunity to build your network. You’ll be studying as part of a community of students with a rich mix of professional experiences which will enhance your awareness.

The programme is designed to develop your strategic thinking skills as you deepen your understanding of how human resource management creates competitive advantage for organisations.

Study for a Master’s

By studying full-time, including day and evening attendance subject to timetabling, you will gain the knowledge requirements for Full Membership of the CIPD. The course places a strong emphasis on active learning and business application to complement theory.

You’ll have the opportunity to attend an employment tribunal or other HR-related events; you will also be required to attend on-campus CIPD events to enhance your knowledge and expand your professional network.

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Entry requirements

    • To study the full-time MSc, you will need one or more of the following:

      1. To have a minimum 2:2 undergraduate degree with an interest in the area;
      2. OR have practical work / organisational experience at degree level;
      3. OR have an appropriate pre-Masters programme and have practical work / organisational experience at degree level
      4. For non-native English speakers – IELT score of 6.5, written 6.0

Course modules


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Students usually support themselves through a postgraduate loan, private savings, family support or sponsorship from an employer. For advice and guidance on your funding options, contact the Money Advice team at or call 01242 714535.

UoG graduates receive 15% off postgraduate tuition fees. Terms apply.

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Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £10,650 £17,100
Jan 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester £10,650 £17,100
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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

Discover our promises


Unlock significant advancement opportunities in human resources with this MSc in Human Resource Management. Offered at our state-of-the-art Business School, this programme combines expert-led teaching with real-world industry insights, preparing you for senior managerial and director-level roles in HR. Graduates gain Associate membership of the CIPD, laying the foundation to further aspire for CIPD Chartered Member status. This course not only enhances your strategic HR skills but also expands your professional network, setting a robust platform for career growth and leadership in diverse organisational contexts.

Study a course professionally approved by the CIPD

Benefit from our strong links with the CIPD, the leading organisation for human resource professionals and managers of people. Attend regular on-campus events held by the CIPD local branch and gain insight from fellow advanced HR practitioners. Enhance your professional network and aspire to become a Chartered Member or Fellow of the CIPD.

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Broaden your learning opportunities

Study alongside like-minded, experienced HR professionals from different commercial backgrounds, sharing your ideas and experience of unique organisational settings. Benefit from this broad international HR community, which can advance your professional practice by adding breadth of perspective to your learning

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Combine study with work

With the Postgraduate Diploma, complete your studies part-time in two years with block delivery of one afternoon / evening per week – allowing you to combine studying with work. Gain credit for CIPD modules achieved at other institutions through Accreditation of Prior Learning.

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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Gloucestershire Business School is a member of AACSB International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


ThreeSixty student consultancy

Students on this course will have the chance to get involved with our new student consultancy, ThreeSixty. Based at our state-of-the-art School of Business, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your graduate competencies and attributes by working with business, third sector and individuals on a consultancy basis, solving their challenges.

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Push your possible with a master’s degree

Increase your pay potential, specialise in a subject you love, or pursue your passion and switch careers.

UoG alumni can benefit from a postgraduate scholarship discount of 15% off tuition fees.

Discover the benefits of studying a master’s degree.

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