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Human Resource Management MSc

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What is Human Resource Management?

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 and PGDip 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 programmes are 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. You’ll study alongside part-time students who are also practitioners – this creates a rich learning community where professional experiences can be shared and discussed. 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.

Study for a Postgraduate Diploma

By studying part-time, the PGDip is designed to accommodate students who wish to combined work and study. Studying alongside full-time students, one afternoon into evening per week, you’ll learn in a community of like-minded professionals. Excellent learning support and access to the university’s library resources will complement your studies.

We use innovative approaches to classroom learning, including case studies and problem-based learning, alongside prestigious senior CIPD guest speakers. You’ll enhance your professional network through our close links with the CIPD.

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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
      To study the part-time PGDip you will need one or more of the following:
      1. Possess an undergraduate degree with an interest in the area;
      2. OR have a number of years HR experience and/or management experience at degree level;
      3. OR hold professional qualifications, ranging from the CIPD Certificate /Foundation Programmes such as the CPP & CTP, CIPD Intermediate L5 or Certificate in Management Studies (CMS)

Course modules

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Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

Fees are for the full course and not per year as stated.

Start date Location UCAS code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Jan 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester £9,225 £14,700
Jan 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £9,425 £15,000
Jan 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC

Possible careers

Advance your career within Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development by working towards senior manager and director level positions. Successful completion of the MSc Human Resource Management and Postgraduate Diploma offers Associate membership of the CIPD and provides the basis to work towards CIPD Chartered Member status.

Industry links

Studying in our new, purpose-built Business School at our Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester, you’ll develop yourselves professionally and build your connections. You’ll gain knowledge and skills from lecturers who are current and active business professionals – experts and researchers who apply real-world industry experience to their teaching.

 

 

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.

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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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