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Human Resource Management (Masters Stage)


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Full-time Short
Course length
6 Months
Oxstalls, Gloucester

Course overview

You’ll focus on integrating human resource management from strategy to application – which you’ll explore through a Dissertation and Supporting Research Methods workshops.

Our Master’s Stage Award is ideal if you already have a Graduate Membership (Postgraduate Diploma equivalent) from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) – or you’ve demonstrated the knowledge requirements to gain direct entry to the Master’s stage.

Whether you’ve worked in HRM/HRD for a number of years or you’ve recently moved into HRM/HRD – and you’d like to progress into more senior management positions – this award provides techniques and academic theory to underpin your work.

Study style

You’ll benefit from expert, supportive staff and small-group learning. You’ll be assessed 100% by coursework.

Based in our new, purpose-built Business School at our Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester, you’ll develop professionally and 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.

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Entry requirements

    • To study MSc Masters Stage you will need:

      A pass in a relevant Post Graduate Diploma HR/M/D, or possess CIPD PDS/PQS or PAC award

    • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent.

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 £3,550 £5,700
Jan 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,550 £5,700
Apr 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,550 £5,700
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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

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Human Resource Management (Masters Stage) MSc at UoG equips students with the advanced skills and knowledge to reach leadership positions within human resources. Graduates are well-prepared for roles that require strategic oversight and senior management capabilities, including positions like HR Directors.

This programme not only fosters expertise in managing and developing talent, but also enhances your strategic decision making, preparing you for substantial roles in HR across various industries. Whether your goal is to lead HR initiatives in multinational corporations or innovative startups, this course supports your journey towards significant professional achievements. 

Study a course informed by the CIPD

Benefit from our strong links with the CIPD – the leading organisation for human resource professionals and managers of people. You’ll attend regular on-campus events held by the CIPD local branch, gaining insight from fellow advanced HR practitioners and enhancing your professional network.

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Broaden your learning opportunities

You’ll benefit from working in a broad international HR community, advancing your professional practice by adding breadth of perspective to your learning.

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Benefit from personal supervision

You’ll be allocated a personal supervisor for the duration of your studies, in line with university guidance on supporting students and their development.

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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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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.

The Business School at Oxstalls campus

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