University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh Business School
Human Resource Management
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL
Human Resource Management
The aim of the MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today’s HR professionals and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations.
Managing the most valuable but often the most costly resource has for a long time been a key business challenge.
Changing economic, financial, demographic, and political landscapes mean that the constitution of effective human resource management and how it may best be practiced is constantly evolving. The portfolio of HRM responsibilities within organisations is growing with the need for employee engagement with broader policies such as corporate social responsibility and carbon management. The Business School’s organisational studies group’s expertise will position the MSc in HRM at the forefront of research-led, practical and theoretically informed education.
The programme has been designed to provide a combination of courses that will enable the professional development of future HR managers. It will draw upon the diverse and extensive research portfolios of members of the organisational studies group and combine theoretical and research insight with practical skills and opportunities for application of knowledge to real-life HR issues.
A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The school has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers.
The programme is CIPD accredited.
Ranked as one of the top 20 global universities (QS 2016 Rankings), the programme delivers high quality content in a great location. Edinburgh uniquely combines a dynamic business community with its status as World Heritage site. Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the Business School is perfectly placed to engage with the local, national and international business community. The Business School itself also benefits from a very diverse student intake in particular its Masters programmes with over 60 nationalities represented in 2015/16. This adds to the learning experience and also gives students the added benefit of a global alumni network.
Accreditation:Contact the school for information
Eligibility Requirements:The minimum academic requirements is a UK 2:1 honours degree from a University. For USA this is equivalent to GPA 3.25+ (4 point scale) and mid B+ for Canada. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.There are also English language requirements if you are not a national from a majority English speaking country.
International Student Requirements:The minimum academic requirements is a UK 2:1 honours degree from a University. Some examples of international equivalents are: China 80-85%+, B+; Germany 2.5+ (reverse 5 point scale) Sehr Gut/Gut; India 1st Class degree (60%+). Candidates must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.There are also English language requirements if you are not a national from a majority English speaking country such as: IELTS score of 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.0 in each section), or TOEFL iBT 100 (with scores no lower than 20 in each section).
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
In State Tuition (per year): £12,300 GBP
Out State Tuition (per year): £20,100 GBP
Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)
Locale: Midsize City