Master of Science in Human Resources (Top-Up)

About Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with over 18,000 students from 109 countries. Edinburgh Napier University offers industry-informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice, to equip graduates   for   success   in today’s   competitive global job market.

The high percentage of graduates employed or pursuing further studies is testament to their relevant degrees, which   are   developed with businesses and employers in mind and are often professionally accredited. An Edinburgh Napier University degree gives you the perfect mix of personal and professional skills for a successful career in today’s global market.

Students will benefit from international lecturers and a UK degree while studying in Singapore. You will also leave with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a real impact in the workplace.

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Programme Objective

Master in Human Resources (Top-Up)

The MSc Human Resources (Top-Up) is designed by Edinburgh Napier University in collaboration with SHRI Academy. It aims to develop in student’s competencies and professional skills that can effectively integrate theory and practice in addressing the needs and challenges facing 21st century organisation.

It is delivered on a part time basis and comprises one 60 credit module spread over a 6 month period of study.  Rooted in a practice-based learning philosophy, the programme is well suited to practitioner-learners and mature part-time students.

As such, it aims to develop students’ capability to bridge the knowledge practice gap and conduct research in human resource management that is connected to real work issues and underpinned by a wide range of business data, research resources and methodologies. Upon completion of the programme, students will produce a 15 000-word practice-based Masters Research report, demonstrating well-honed research skills and professional competence in undertaking applied research that is based on an HR-based topic of significance and that potentially adds value to their host organisation.

Programme Aim and Objectives

The overall aim of the programme is to develop the student’s ability to integrate theory and practice and contribute to business needs through the transfer of knowledge from their project into workplace practice.

Through studying the MSc Human Resources (Top-Up), students will be able:

  1. To build upon professional knowledge and expertise of HRM and acquire further in-depth specialist knowledge of current developments in an area of people management.
  2. To practise the analytical and diagnostic skills to enable you to make an enhanced contribution to strategic HRM and performance improvement within organisations.
  3. To develop intellectual capability and academic progression appropriate to masters level.

Who should attend:

HR Professional and support staff with an acceptable degree and working experience who aspire to enhance their educational level in the Human Resource Management function and understand the practical research work in the business organisation. It is also appropriate for managerial and other professional staff who wish to have deeper understanding of HRM through research and those who are preparing for a consultancy career.

Delivery Model

The delivery model is anchored in learner–centred, quality programme that offers a unique blend of teaching methods and include features such as :

  • Face-to-face lectures and tutorials,
  • Up-to-date and engaging teaching materials
  • A virtual learning environment for supervisory support
  • Discussion forums, and multimedia learning objects in the form of podcasts, narrated PowerPoint slides and video clips to enrich the student learning experience.

Programme Structure

The course will be delivered by Edinburgh Napier lecturers who have a wealth of academic experience both locally and abroad. Tutorial sessions will be conducted by qualified local tutors

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
Edinburgh Napier University’s module leader delivers a block of 15 hours of lecture – twice a year.Local tutor delivers a block of 8 hours lecture – 4 tutorials of 2 hours. On-going one-to-one supervision viaour virtual learning environment.
  1. Practice-based Masters Research Report
  2. 60 credits
  3. Taught element
  4. Submissions in Week 3 (formative only), week 8 (20%), and week 17 (30%) with the final Practice-based Masters Research Report submitted at the end of Trimester 2 (50%)
At the end of Trimester 2, students will be expected to submit their Practice based Masters Research Report. If necessary, students would be given additional time and submit by the end of Trimester 3.
On-going supervision process with Edinburgh Napier tutor via Skype, Moodle or Blackboard Collaborate
On-going support and guidance from SHRI local tutor

Assessment Methods / Certification

Students will be assessed based on written examinations and assignments. An examination for each module will be held at the end of each trimester.

Week Module Delivery
1  1-hour Induction, 15-hour Block Lecture
3 Submit initial proposal (not assessed and supervisor allocation)1 x 2 hour Tutorial
5 1 x 2 hour Tutorial
8 Submit Assignment 1- Research Proposal – 20%
10 1 x 2 hour Tutorial
12 1 x 2 hour Tutorial
Feedback on research proposal
Visit of Programme Leader to conduct SSLC,review student progress with local tutors and attend to matters arising
17 Submit Assignment 2 – 7000-word Practice-Based Scoping Study – 30%
18 -27 Independent learning and tutor support
Feedback on Scoping study in week 20
28 Submit Assignment 3 – 15 000 Practice-based Masters Research  Report – 50%

Graduation and Degree

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structures will be awarded the Master of Science in Human Resources from Edinburgh Napier University.

The programme offers a flexible way for those who have successfully completed a PgDip in HRM (or equivalent) and are keen to "top-up" their existing qualification with a Masters research report within a relatively short time frame of 6 Months while working at the highest academic standards.

Admission Requirements

Fresh Graduate Mature Adults
1. Minimum Academic Qualification:
  1. Postgraduate Diploma with Bachelors’ Degree
  2. Other qualifications which demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at SCQF level 11
  1. Postgraduate Diploma
  2. Bachelors’ Degree
  3. Graduate Diploma
  4. Other qualifications which demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at SCQF level 11
2. Minimum Working Experience: NIL 8 Years
3. Minimum Age: 22 Years 30 Years
4. Minimum Language:  GCE 'O' Level credit pass in English or IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 80 & above or its equivalent. GCE 'O' Level credit pass in English or IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 80 & above or its equivalent.

*Postgraduates from other PEIs will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis for direct entry

Programme Fees:

Application FeeS$107.00 inclusive of GST (non-refundable and non-transferable, payable upon application)

Total Course Fees Payable

Fee Breakdown   Amount (S$)
Course Fee 13,314.11
Membership Entrance Fee 120.00
Membership Subscription Fee – 1 Year 50.00
Total Course Fees 13,484.11
Add 7% GST 943.89
Total Course Fees Payable 14,428.00


Instalment Payment Amount with GST
1st Instalment S$7,214.00
2nd Instalment S$7,214.00

Application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

All fees to be payable in full before course commencement.

All fees to be payable in full prior to the orientation/course commencement date.

*   Application Fee refers to the fee that the student pays for the sole purpose of processing the application from submitted so that the PEI can check if the student meets the course admission requirement.

Course Fee is subjected to rectifications by the University.

For more information on UTAP funding Contact Ms Karen Ee: +65 6422 3788 or

Application Procedures

All applications must be submitted with the following:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. One recent NRIC/ passport-size photograph
  3. Certified true copies of Academic certificates and transcripts
  4. A copy of the NRIC (front and back)/ passport
  5. 'O' Level/ IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL IBT 80 & above certificate for English Proficiency
  6. Payment of Application Fee

Payment Mode:

  • NETs, Credit Card (subject to additional admin charges)
  • ATM Transfer
  • Cheque, Bank Draft, Money Order, Cashier’s Order
    Payable to : SHRI Academy Pte Ltd
  • Internet Banking and Telegraphic Transfer directly to:

Account Name :  SHRI Academy Pte Ltd
Bank Name :  DBS Bank Ltd
Account No. : 003-906454-3 (Current Account)
Branch Name : DBS MBFC Branch
Bank Code :  7171
Branch Code :  003
Swift Code :  DBSSSGSG

Students should email and notify SHRI Academy immediately of any payment made by Bank Transfer, ATM Transfer or Telegraphic Transfer.

To download an application form, please click here

Next Intakes

Please indicate your choice of intake for registration purposes.

Intake Commencement Date Application Closing Date
5th 27 Sep 2018 27 Jul 2018

Contact Us

For further information, please contact Ms Karen Ee @ via phone (65) 6422 3788.

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