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 offer 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 a 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
The PGDip is designed to accommodate students who wish to combine 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.
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 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.
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.