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Human Resources Management, PgCert | PgDip | MSc

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , | Online
Study the MSc Human Resource Management degree at the Robert Gordon University full time or online and gain relevant knowledge and skills to enable you to become an effective HR professional.

About

The MSc Human Resource Management degree offered at the Robert Gordon University has been fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). This course is valuable for those who want to become a human resource practitioner, or needing to develop their professional qualifications in the field of HRM. We work closely with our Industrial Liaison Panel to ensure our course is up to date and relevant. 

People, Performance and Productivity!

The benefits of the course are:

  • The Partnerships with Industry
  • The excellent facilities at RGU
  • The strong emphasis we place on preparing our students for employment
  • The tools we provide our students with to ensure their professional development and growth
  • The career management facilities at RGU
  • The supportive learning environment
  • CIPD Accreditation

Job Prospects

All organisations need to have the right number of people with the right skills at the right time to ensure optimum productivity, hence the importance of HR practitioners. 

Graduates of this course find employment in many diverse industries throughout the world as a result of the knowledge and skills they have gained during the course. Example industries include public and private sectors, energy, hospitality, construction and financial services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leading, Managing And Developing People
  • Personal and Research Skills for Professionals
  • HRM Knowledge Into Practice: Finding, Keeping And Growing People
  • Managing Human Resources in a Business Context
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • HRM Knowledge Into Practice: Creating And Maintaining Engagement

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      September: 2 years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    88

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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).

General Requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12468 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12470 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9156 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9160 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Distance Learning Full-time

  • £9,390 entire course

Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Merit Scholarship

Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to our outstanding students. The scholarship is available to

  • international students who will study the course by full time and distance learning and pay for the fees at the international rate; or
  • UK or EU students who study the course by full time and the fees are set in excess of 6,000 GBP; or
  • UK or EU students who will study the course by distance learning.

Postgraduate Funding

Applicants (Scottish domiciled and EU) to this course may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL). Full-time students can apply for a PTFL up to £3400. Part-time students can apply for up to £1700. The tuition fee loan is only available to part-time students who are undertaking at least 50% of a full-time course, and therefore, complete their qualification in 2 years.

Opito Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students undertaking MSc studies relevant to the Oil and Gas industry.

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