Human Resource Management

Robert Gordon University


This course provides the knowledge and skills to enable you to become an effective HR professional and 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.

All students are required to join the CIPD as a student member within one month of commencing their course.

Stage 1

You will develop a grounding in the core area of organisational behaviour and the professional and research skills required to undertake postgraduate study and a career in HR. Key knowledge and skills are developed in HR functional areas which allow you to become familiar with both theory and practice.

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Human Resource Management

Stage 2

HR functional skills are further developed with regard to talent management, employee relations, recruitment and selection, and training and development. The final two modules allow you to investigate strategic HRM and demonstrate your practical capabilities by undertaking a Research Report to Management.

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Human Resource Management

Stage 3

The Capstone module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to integrate Masters level knowledge and skills by independently working on an applied academic study, a professional dissertation or, where appropriate, business consultancy project from a degree related discipline. Personal and professional skills such as research, oral presentation and teamwork will be developed.

Entry Requirements

Normally 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.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

1 - 3 years


Aberdeen Business School

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

Administration and Management General


Human Resource Management

Public Services Administration