• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Managing people – an organisation’s most valuable and often 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. 

Recent developments indicate clearly that the portfolio of HRM responsibilities within organisations is growing with the need for employee engagement with broader policies such as corporate social responsibility or work-life balance.

The MSc in Human Resource Management from The University of Edinburgh has been designed to provide a combination of courses that will enable the professional development of future HR managers. 

Learning outcomes

Students who undertake this programme will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of key terms, theories/concepts and practices within the field of HRM.
  • Demonstrate competence in Development and Problem-Solving in the area of HR Management
  • Provide innovative solutions to problems in the fields of HRM.
  • Be able to identify and appreciate the significance of ethical issues in HRM.

Programme Structure

    Learning will primarily be through lectures, set reading, class discussions, exercises, group-work assignments, problem solving in tutorials and case studies. Assessment methods include examinations, assignments, presentations or continuous assessment. 

    Detailed Programme Facts

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      100

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:

      7

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score (Grade C):

      185

      C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

    • Minimum required score:

      67

      PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: Upper Second Class

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    Academic requirements

    You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification.

    • An undergraduate degree in any subject is normally required.
    • Candidates must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.

    Supporting your application

    Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. 

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      22596 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      13800 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 13800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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    Living costs for Edinburgh

    • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    • Business School scholarships

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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