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    The Master of Science in 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

    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 Master of Science in 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.

    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.

    University’s Accolades

    • 92% Research Internationally Recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
    • Top 180 University for International Outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018)
    • Rated 5 Stars for Teaching, Employability and Internationalisation (QS Stars 2018)
    • Rankings:
      #1 University in Edinburgh
      #2 Modern University in the UK
      #6 Overall in Scotland
      #21 Overall in the UK
      #5th overall in UK for HRM subject education

    With accordance to: The recent (2021) National Student Survey which measures student satisfaction across a number of areas and all universities in the UK.

    Course Content

    Trimester 1

    Edinburgh Napier University’s module leader delivers a block of 15 hours of lecture. Local tutor delivers a block of 8 hours of lecture – 4 tutorials of 2 hours.

    Trimester 2

    Contact sessions with Edinburgh Napier University supervisor via email or skype.

    Trimester 3

    Work on Practice-based master’s Research Report

    Assessment Structure

    • Practice-based master’s Research Report
    • 60 Credits
    • Taught Element
    • Submissions in week 4 (formative only) , between Week 8 to 12 (20%) and week 17 (30%) with the Practice-based master’s Research Report submitted at the end of trimester 2 or 3 depending on necessity.

    Additional Support

    Student will receive support and guidance from a local SHRI tutor as well as supervision from their Edinburgh Napier university tutor via email and skype

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    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.

    Assessment Methods/ Certification

    Students will be assessed based on 3 components – Research Proposal, Scoping Study and Practice-based Masters Research Report.

    Graduation and Degree

    Students who successfully complete and pass all the components 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 Postgraduate Diploma 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.

    IHRP CPD Hours

    On completion of the Master of Science in Human Resources programme, learners will earn 180 HR-related Training Hours/ CPD Hours that can be applied towards Application for or Renewal of IHRP certification.

    Fresh Graduate Mature Professionals

    Minimum Academic Requirements


    SHRI Postgraduate Diploma
    OR
    Post Graduate Diploma in HRM and HRD
    from other PEIs with Bachelors’ Degree OR
    Other qualifications which demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at SCQF level 11

    Minimum Academic Requirements


    SHRI Postgraduate Diploma OR SHRI Graduate Diploma OR Postgraduate Diploma in HRM
    and HRD from other PEIs with Bachelors’s Degree OR other qualifications which demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skill at SCQF level 11

    Minimum Work Experience


    NIL

    Minimum Work Experience


    8 Years

    Minimum Age


    22 years

    Minimum Age


    30 years

    Minimum Language


    GCE’O’ Level credit pass in English or IELTS 6.0 or TOEFl 80 & above or its equivalent

    Minimum Language


    GCE’O’ Level credit pass in English or IELTS 6.0 or TOEFl 80 & above or its equivalent

    Fee Breakdown Amount
    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 Fee Payable $14,428.00

    Application Fee – S$107.00 inclusive of GST (non-refundable and non-transferrable, payable upon application)

    All fees to be payable in full before course commencement.

    Progression waiver is applicable for students who sign up for any other programmes within 12 months from date of graduation.

    Please view here for the Miscellaneous Fees.

    installment payment Amount With GST
    1st installment $7,214.00
    2nd installment $7,214.00

    Next Intakes

    intake commencement date application closing date
    8th 25 Apr 2022 21 Mar 2022

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    • Application Fee

    **Applicants are required to bring along their original documents (for verification purposes) including copies of education qualifications and result transcript.

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