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What will I learn?

Mixing theory and practice, this programme offers you the opportunity for in-depth study of organisations and the management of work.

It allows you to work towards a professional level of membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

During the second semester, you will produce an integrated dissertation and research report based on analysing a human resource issue in an organisation


Classes are assessed by various methods which include essays, individual and group projects and final exams. The exams are generally held in December and April.


As a CIPD provider for 70 years the Department has an extensive network of alumni in a range of senior HR roles in the private, public and voluntary sectors. More recently, graduates have accessed a range of jobs with a variety of organisations and recent graduate destinations and jobs have included:

  • Corporate Behavioural Change Manager at The Scottish Government
  • HR Graduate at Anglian Home Improvements
  • People Advisor at Arnold Clark
  • HR Administrator at Stirling Council
  • Human Resource Executive at Clintec Pharmaceuticals
  • Assistant HR Business Partner at The Glenmorangie Company
  • HR Assistant at Skills Development Scotland
  • Doctoral Researcher at University of Strathclyde

Which department am I in?

Work, Employment and Organisation

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£21,300.00 (21,94,897) per year
The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Additional fees applicable.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021


University of Strathclyde

McCance Building,

16 Richmond Street,


Glasgow, City Of,

G1 1XQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

If you wish to apply for a research degree you'd normally have to have a Masters degree and some experience of research work. IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5).

For international students

Students need second-class Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a social science or business-related discipline. Students whose first language is not English must have a minimum of 6.5 IELTS score, with no individual score lower than 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Strathclyde

With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, Strathclyde University is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.

  • The university Careers Service was voted UK Top 4 by students
  • To ensure a safe environment, there are over 90 security staff
  • 94% of graduates are in work or further study
  • More than 200 clubs and societies, and 50 fitness clubs