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Human Resource Management (Masters Stage) MSc

What is Human Resource Management (Masters Stage) MSc?

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


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location Course code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Jan 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,140 £5,000
Apr 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,140 £5,000
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,300 £5,300
Jan 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,300 £5,300
Apr 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £3,300 £5,300
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC
Jan 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • senior positions in Human Resources Management/Development – such as HR Director
  • senior management
  • strategic management in Human Resources.

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.

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.

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.

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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