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Overview

The UWS MSc in Human Resource Management has been designed to meet the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Advanced Standards (2010).

The MSc in Human Resource Management offers both full time and part time opportunities to study towards a Master’s degree and at the same time, prepare you for Associate Membership of the CIPD.

This Masters not only prepares you for a successful career in human resource management, but for a wide range of business careers at a strategic decision making level.

Two associated pathways are also offered:

  • MSc in International HRM
  • MSc in Leadership in HRM

Both pathways offer both full time and part time opportunities to study towards a Master’s degree and develop your HR and Leadership knowledge.

Professional Approval and Accreditation

The MSc in Human Resource Management is the only course in this suite of courses that is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications do you need?

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Don’t worry if you do not possess the qualifications listed here or have alternative, equivalent qualifications, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

If you are applying with an EU or non-EU qualification, please check our Postgraduate Entry Requirements page which gives more information about country-specific entry requirements.

Academic Requirements

First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science or business-related discipline.

Applicants with a non-business related degree but with significant professional experience will also be considered.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for most courses

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.

General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.0
  • no sub-test less than 5.5

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests
  • PTE Pearson Academic English: An overall score of 54 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5). An overall score 61 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0)

 

IELTS Score Exceptions (DBA, Certificate of Higher Education, PhD, etc.)

For our research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA, DProf), applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:

  • overall score of 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0

For Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:

  • overall score of 7.0
  • no sub-test less than 7.0

For our Certificate of Higher Education courses, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:

  • overall score of 5.0
  • no sub-test less than 4.5

 

TOEFL IBT

TOEFL IBT*: 78; no sub-test less than:

  • Reading: 17;
  • Listening: 17;
  • Speaking: 17;
  • Writing: 17

* Please note that TOEFL is still acceptable for admission to this programme for both home/EU and international students.
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use TOEFL to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level courses. We therefore still accept TOEFL tests taken in the last two years for admission to this programme.

 

West African Senior School Certificate of Education (WASSCE)

West African Senior School Certificate of Education (WASSCE) including acceptance of WAEC Scratchcard*

  • C6 or above in English

*UWS will accept a WAEC scratchcard confirming that an applicant has achieved C6 or above as evidence of meeting English language requirement from Nigeria if the student graduated within the last 5 years. After 5 years applicants would be required to provide the WAEC Certificate.

 

Pre-sessional courses

Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements have the option to study one of our preparatory and pre-sessional English courses. The UWS courses available are:

  • 10 week pre-sessional - entry criteria UKVI IELTS 5.0 with no element below 4.5.
  • 5 week pre-sessional - entry criteria UKVI IELTS 5.5 with no element below 5.5.
  • English Language for University Study - entry criteria UKVI IELTS with score of 4.0 in all elements (10 month course), or 4.5 with no score below 4.0 (7 month course).

Course details

You will study a range of core and optional modules on this Masters courses.

There are four core modules on all pathways:

  • HRM in Context (20 credits)
  • HRM Project (20 credits)
  • Developing Business and Interpersonal Skills (20 credits)
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People (20 credits)

Each Pathway also has optional modules:

MSc HRM pathway optional modules

Choice of 40 credits from:

  • Employment Law (10 credits)
  • Managing Employee Relations (10 credits)
  • Resourcing and Talent Management (10 credits)
  • Reward Management (10 credits)
  • Coaching and Mentoring (10 credits)

MSc International HRM pathway optional modules

Choice of 40 credits from:

  • International Law (10 credits)
  • Cross Cultural Management & Diversity (10 credits)
  • Resourcing and Talent Management (10 credits)
  • International HRM (20 credits)

MSc Leadership & HRM pathway optional modules

Choice of 40 credits from:

  • Influencing Organizational Change (10 credits)
  • Leadership Development in a Changing World (20 credits)
  • Resourcing and Talent Management (10 credits)
  • Coaching and Mentoring (10 credits)

Course Structure

This is a newly validated course and we will publish a link to the full course specification shortly.

Tuition Fees

Scottish campuses non-lab-based 2018/19

Scottish & EU

£5,500 per year of study

English, Northern Irish & Welsh

£5,500 per year of study

Channel Islands & Isle of Man

£5,500 per year of study

International (Non-EU)

£10,600 per year of study

More on current & future tuition fees

Non-lab-based module fee 2018/19

Scottish & EU

£790 per module (20 credits)

English, Northern Irish & Welsh

£790 per module (20 credits)

Channel Islands & Isle of Man

£790 per module (20 credits)

International (Non-EU)

£2,100 per module (20 credits)

More on current & future tuition fees

How to apply

Postgraduate courses (MA, MSc, MEd, MBA, DBA, PG Cert, PG Dip, etc.) & some Post-experience courses (CertHE, BA, Grad Cert, Grad Dip, etc.)

All students should apply directly to the University through our online application system. Before you apply, you should check that you meet our entry requirements and you should have all your supporting documents ready.

The first stage of the process is to create a profile; you don't have to complete the application in one session - you can complete it in stages by saving each section and return to complete it at a later date.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

Before you begin your application, it is important to read the Postgraduate & Post-Experience application step-by-step guide for a smooth process.

 

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Get in touch

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