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Human Resource Management (Masters Stage) MSc

Human Resource Management (Masters Stage) MSc

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Full time | Oxstalls Campus | 6 months | APR-23

Study mode

Full time


6 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Resources Management

Course type


Course Summary

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 years or you’ve recently moved into HRM/HRD – and you’d like to progress into more senior management positions – this course provides techniques and academic theory to underpin your work.

Study style

You’ll benefit from expert, supportive staff and small-group learning, while the opportunity to study with part-time students means you will develop professional connections. You’ll be assessed 100% by coursework.

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

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.


Key elements of professional competence are strategic awareness, a business orientation and a concern with adding value through human resource (HR) practice. Qualified professionals should be able to research relevant topics and write reports that can persuade key stakeholders in the organisation to change or adopt a particular policy and practice. The purpose of the dissertation is to allow the student to carry out a self-managed piece of work that provides an in-depth investigation of an issue relevant to the field of management and business. The dissertation allows the student to critically evaluate and synthesise relevant business related philosophies, theories and models, undertake a process of enquiry using primary and/or secondary data sources and critically relate these academic concepts to a relevant area of business management activity. The dissertation allows for an analytical study of academic topics within the context of practical business decision making and can thereby contribute to the body of knowledge in the domain of management and business. The reflective element of the dissertation will give the student an opportunity to critically analyse and evaluate their experience of the learning process.

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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.

University information

The University of Gloucestershire is a progressive and research-driven institution with three campuses in the west of England, offering a wide range of options for postgraduate study. The university has built a reputation for teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction. It is home to a community of around 1,000 postgraduate students who form a creative and supportive community of learners. Gloucestershire is an outward looking...more

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