Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Human Resource Management

The programme, which has Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development accreditation, is designed for students who want a career in human resource management and require a qualification which assists them to gain entry at a professional level; by the end of this programme, students have gained a broad knowledge of human resources/managerial activities and some opportunities for greater specialism in particular human resources areas; great emphasis throughout the programme is on the translation of student learning to the work situation and the development of professional, managerial and transferable skills; effort has been made to ensure students engage in 'real life' issues through, for example, case studies, investigative projects and exposure to best practice.

Entry requirements

Normally a UK Honours degree 2.2 (or equivalent) in people or business-centred subject. Consideration will be given to individuals with other degrees (e.g. Science or Engineering) where they present a clear rationale for a change in career direction and have appropriate work experience; if you do not have the necessary formal entry qualifications, the University's flexible entry policy considers credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), including work-based experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will require an IELTS test score of 6.5 (or equivalent) is required with no element less than 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Personal and professional development; HRM in organisational contexts; resourcing and talent management; managing employee relations; enhancing leadership for organisational development; research design and critical inquiry; managing and developing human resources; employment law; enabling through knowledge and learning; performance management; change and leadership. HRM research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Reflective learning logs; group presentations; case study completion; graded discussion group participations, etc; the programme is also subject to Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) assessment requirements and 2 of the CIPD cores modules include an element of unseen assessment.

Sponsorship information

Some funded places from SAAS (full-time); part-time study self- or employer-funded.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,790 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 5,790 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 570 per Credit module (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 920 per Credit module (overseas fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 570 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630