Strathclyde Business SchoolDepartment of Work, Employment & Organisation

Postgraduate study

The Department of WEO has an international reputation for high quality teaching at postgraduate level as well as a wide range of research degree opportunities.

The Department of Work, Employment and Organisation is an approved provider of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has more than 135,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.

Recognition for 70 Years of Professional Education in HRM

Members of the Department of Work, Employment and Organization recently accepted an award, on behalf of the Business School, for an outstanding contribution to Scottish HR at the HR Networks Awards Gala Dinner. The dinner attracts around 800 HR and people professionals and the awards recognise, acknowledge and reward the champions of the Scottish HR profession. The award recognises a longstanding and sustained contribution to the Scottish HR profession. In the preamble to the award it was recognised that the Department of Work, Employment and Organization, and its forerunners, have been offering professionally-accredited programmes in HR since 1948/49. The award also recognised Strathclyde’s ethos of being a place of useful learning, which has sustained a positive level of engagement with the HR community in Scotland and beyond, through teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities.

MSc Human Resource Management (Full and Part-Time)

This programme can be studied full-time or part-time. However you choose to study, the programme will explore innovative opportunities for effective human resource solutions and considers the impact from globalisation, technological advance and changing workplace demographics in gaining sustainable competitive advantage from the management of people.

The course enables participants to gain associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (AssocCIPD). Upgrade to Chartered Member and Chartered Fellow is by direct application to CIPD when the required level of work experience and behaviours have been successfully achieved.

Further information and application

MSc International Human Resource Management

This course develops an understanding of how and why human resource policies and practices differ across the world and how companies address these challenges. The course will encourage students to think more practically about the skills required to manage in an international context. Subject to approval, completion of the programme will enable participants to achieve Associate Membership of the CIPD.

Further information and application

MSc Human Resources & International Management

The programme brings together cutting-edge scholarship on global business management and international human resource management to provide a bespoke learning experience tailored to students looking to pursue senior roles that have a strong 'people management' element.

MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology

This programme will develop understanding of organisations and people in work using the specialist knowledge and analytical skills offered by psychology. An advanced degree in work and organisational psychology, and the option it will provide for a professional qualification in Occupational Psychology, are increasingly important in the current economy and labour market.


Research degrees

Research degrees (MPhil, PhD and DBA) are offered in all academic departments.
Further information is available direct from the department:

+44 (0) 141 548 3287

Further information and application

Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6116/6105/6117


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University of Strathclyde
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