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.
Facts and Figures
- One of the Top 20 in the UK Universities for graduate employability (HESA 2013).
- Human Resource Management studies at Edinburgh Napier scored a 89% student satisfaction rating in the 2014 National Student Survey.
- 96% of our UK Human Resource Management Students think that ‘staff have made the subject interesting‘, the top score of any UK university (National Student survey, 2014).
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:
- 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.
- To practise the analytical and diagnostic skills to enable you to make an enhanced contribution to strategic HRM and performance improvement within organisations.
- 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.
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.
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.|
||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.
|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.