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MSc/PgDip Human Resource Management

Course Description

This programme has been designed to enable you to achieve both high-level academic understanding of contemporary developments in Human Resource Management (HRM) and the development of relevant advanced HRM skills. We aim to prepare you for a long-lasting and highly successful career in HRM.

The programme has been designed to map on to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD’s) advanced learning outcomes, providing you with the opportunity to complete these and become a member. You can complete a Postgraduate Diploma, leading to the CIPD accreditation, in nine months full-time as a stand-alone qualification or take the MSc which contains the taught element of the Postgraduate Diploma and finishes with a Dissertation which you will complete over the summer months.

The programme is suitable for both full-time and part-time study, with part-time students completing the Postgraduate Diploma qualification over two academic years or the full MSc programme over a period of thirty months. Through a series of bespoke modules, the programme covers all aspects of contemporary HRM practice, including recruitment and selection, leadership and performance management, the development of individuals and organisations, employment law, reward management and approaches to HRM in an international context. This will give you an understanding a broad range of topics within HRM which you can focus on when developing ideas for written assignments and, for MSc students, your Dissertation.

Unique to this programme is the opportunity for students to participate in two three-day residential study courses at Dartington Hall in Totnes. The HR Skills module is delivered at two residential sessions in October and June.

A mix of tutor-led, professional skills and group work sessions, these residential study courses provide a unique setting for students to collaborate and challenge one another in an engaging environment outside of the traditional classroom setting.

The variety of teaching and learning styles you will experience through the programme are supported with extensive additional reading and further learning materials which will be provided using the University’s online virtual learning environment.

Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification

The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/studyabroad/.

Programme Structure

This programme is available for study in both full-time and part-time formats and students can complete either the 180 credit Masters programme or the 120 credit Diploma programme. The Diploma programme contains all of the taught elements of the Masters programme and can be completed in 9 months full-time or 21 months part-time.

The dissertation element of the programme is undertaken between June and September by students on the full-time MSc programme or during the ten months following the completion of the taught element of the programme for part-time students on the MSc programme.

Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.
• Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/


Recent examples of modules are as follows; Leading, Managing and Developing People; Resourcing and Talent Management; Human Resource Management in Context; Human Resource Development; Employment Relations; Employment Law; International Human Resource Management and HR Skills.

Visit the MSc/PgDip Human Resource Management page on the University of Exeter website for more details!

Student Profiles

Funding for Postgraduate Study - 20+ Awards

We offer a range of postgraduate scholarships and studentships for talented students. For 2016 entry, the total value of scholarships for taught postgraduate programmes exceeds £500,000. This is in addition to over 100 PhD studentships we make available each year.Students who reside in England and are interested in our Masters programmes can now take advantage of the UK government's postgraduate loan scheme which offers loans of up to £10,000.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Varies, but most awards are competitive and merit-based.

Application Procedure

Please see the details of each scheme as listed in our search: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/search

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Normally a good Honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised institution. View Website

Course Fees

See our web site for information (click on "Finance") View Website

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