Master of Science in

Human Resources (Top-Up)


(6 Months Part-Time Programme)

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.

Programme Objective

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.


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.

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 and Content

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

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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.

Admission Requirements

The final decision concerning admission to the programme rests with Edinburgh Napier University.

Programme Fees

Total Course Fee Payable

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

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 (excluding GST) is protected by Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).

Please view here for the miscellaneous fees.

Sign up for NTUC Membership here to apply for UTAP funding.
For more information on UTAP funding, please contact Ms Karen Ee: +65 6438 0012 or [email protected]

Submission Requirements

All applications must be submitted with the following:

  • Completed application form*
  • One recent passport-size photograph
  • Front & Back photocopies of NRIC/ Passport
  • Certified true copies of academic certificates & transcripts**
  • Application Fee

*Application forms are obtainable from SHRI Academy or click here to download
**Applicants are required to bring along their original documents (for verification purposes) including copies of education qualifications and result transcripts.

Payment Mode

  • Bank Transfer
  • Cheque, Bank Draft, Cashier’s Order (payable to SHRI Academy Pte Ltd)
  • Credit Card (subject to administrative charges)
  • Internet Banking
  • NETS
  • Telegraphic Transfer
  • PayNow
  • SHRI Academy’s bank details are as follow:
        Account Name: SHRI Academy Pte Ltd

        UEN Number: 200722689Z
        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.

Next Intakes

Please indicate your choice of intake for registration purposes.

For further information, please contact contact Ms Karen Ee at +65 6438 0012 or [email protected]

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