International Human Resource Management MSc

Programme duration: approximately30 months(part-timeand online)
Programme Start: 12 October 2021
Other awards: PGDip/PGCert

As Human Resource Management becomes an increasingly globalised discipline, it requires people who can continually learn and adapt professional and organisational knowledge to new needs and contexts.  

About the programme

This programme is designed to equip managers, HR professionals and those seeking a career in HR with the intellectual learning and professional skills needed to make an outstanding contribution in an organisation.  Organisations of all sizes, whether global or local, increasingly need to be able to operate in an international and globalised environment.  The programme considers the international dimension and implications of HRM practices and their impact on business functions, including the complexities of managing people across multiple countries, legislative frameworks and cultures.   

The curriculum blends core HRM skills such as managing performance, learning and development and managing change and conflict, with core business skills. These have been tailored specifically to meet the needs of professionals in this area, including leadership, data and financial management, business ethics and sustainability. 

You will graduate not just as an HRM practitioner but as an HRM champion, able to engage with, inspire and lead organisational colleagues, divisions, and disciplines at all levels. You will possess enhanced skills and knowledge capable of strategically influencing your organisation through people development.    

Download a prospectus for more details on this programme including module information. 

Structure and entry awards

This programme consists of the following modules. You are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full Master of Science (MSc), 120 credits to achieve the postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) and 60 credits to achieve the postgraduate certificate (PG Cert).  

  • Strategic Human Resource Management (15 credits)  
  • Becoming a Leader (15 credits)  
  • Ethical and Sustainable Business Practice (15 credits)   
  • Finance and Data Analysis for Managers (15 credits)  
  • Strategic Learning, Training and Development (15 credits)  
  • Managing Change and Conflict (15 credits)  
  • People and Performance Management (15 credits)  
  • Research Methods (15 credits)  
  • Dissertation (60 credits)  

Entry requirements

Applications should possess: 

  • A minimum of a 2.1 class degree in social science, arts, humanities and other disciplines equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or  
  • Applications from students with a professional background rather than academic will be assessed in accordance with the principles of the University’s AP(E)L policy  

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.  

Fees and funding

MSc: TBC (2020/21 academic year) 
PGDip: TBC (2020/21 academic year) 
PGCert: TBC  (2020/21 academic year)
PGAward: TBC  (2020/21 academic year) 

This fee* is fully inclusive of all costs, including all teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.   

  • 15% scholarship currently offered for master’s (2020/21 academic year entry only)** 
  • 5% discount for upfront full tuition fee payment 
  • Simple monthly payment plan provided to spread the cost over the duration of study 
  • Students living in England may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the programme cost. 

*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process. 

**Please speak to our admissions team for more details.  

Applying

Apply for this course by completing a simple online form

In order to apply, you will need to provide copies of the following supporting documentation: 

  • School or college transcripts/certificates 
  • University transcripts and certified translations if applicable 
  • Degree certificates 
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (EU and international applications only) 
  • Personal statement 
  • One reference (on letter headed paper, signed and dated) 
  • An up-to-date CV. 

Acknowledgement of your application 

The admissions team will acknowledge receipt of your application and will pass it to the Department Head and/or appropriate academic department(s) for consideration. 

Students with disabilities 

We welcome applications from students with disabilities and consider them on the same academic grounds as those of other students. If you have a disability, medical condition and/or support needs it is important that you inform the University so that you receive appropriate support. 

Deadlines 

We have start dates throughout the year with regular application deadlines. As an applicant, you are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if you have special needs. 

Career prospects

As a programme graduate you will be able to advance an existing career in Human Resource Management, move into a HRM role, or enhance a managerial career.  You will also be well placed to pursue specialist career paths in areas such as learning and development, conflict resolution or recruitment.  This could include positions on a worldwide scale for organisations such as multinationals, government bodies and major international retailers.       

You will have developed your professional capabilities as a whole, understanding the role of HRM within an organisation and within a global context, and with knowledge of core business practices.  You will be equipped not only with knowledge and skills, but practical judgement, critical self-awareness and the ability to reflect on and learn from experience, making you highly desirable in a  competitive global market.