Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Human Resource Management

This degree is for practising managers and/or graduates pursuing a career in human resources (HR) who wish to top-up their degree to Masters level. This course is considered valid CPD activity for CIPD professionals. There are two potential routes, a 'taught route' and a 'project route'. If the taught route is undertaken, students will attend one evening per week over two trimesters completing two taught modules of 30 credits each. Taught trimesters run for 12 weeks. Students undertaking the project route will complete a supervised HRM research project (45 credits) and will attend one session per week for one trimester for their taught module (Change & Leadership, 15 credits). Taught trimesters run for 12 weeks. They will then complete the Supervised HRM research project. Alternatively, students who commenced their PgD in HRM, or other CIPD studies, prior to 2002 will be required to take the Research Design and Critical Inquiry Module (15 credits). This module normally operates each Trimester and details of attendance will be confirmed. They will then go on to complete the Supervised HRM research project (45 credits).

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or CIPD equivalent.

Course modules

Taught route: consulting for strategic change (30 credits); leadership and human resource management (30 credits); research design and critical inquiry (15 credits). Project route; human resource management research project (45 credits); change and leadership (15 credits); research design and critical inquiry (15 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework. There are no written exams. Assessment is through both formative and summative assessment allowing the student to integrate their own working experiences within the written course works, these are submitted at two points in each trimester of study.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 1,140 per Credit module (home fees) 9 months
MSc Part-time £ 1,140 per Credit module (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 9 months

Campus details

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

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