International Human Resource Management MSc – Online Course

Programme duration: approximately30 months(part-timeand online)
Upcoming starts: 11 Jan 2022 and 15 Mar 2022
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.  

What is international human resource management?

The most crucial element of any business is the people who work there. Recruiting and keeping the best talent in your industry is key to building out your company, giving you a workforce that is just as passionate about the success of the business as those at the executive level. To do that, modern companies need dedicated international human resource management teams that have the necessary abilities to empower employees and employers.

With remote working rapidly becoming a desirable solution across a number of industries, never has the global environment and global context been more important. International human resource management is all about opening up positions to an international audience, and that starts with a proven HRM team with the requisite training and education.

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)  

For more information on the modules, including syllabus and learning outcomes, please download our programme booklet

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact us now via LiveChat.

Applications should possess: 

  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in an appropriate subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or 
  • Professional work experience in a related field and/or other prior qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

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

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Fees and funding

MSc: £18,000
PGDip: £12,000
PGCert: £6,000

All applicants during the 2021/22 academic year will receive a 15% Executive Scholarship, reducing the total fees to:

MSc: £15,300
PGDip: £10,200
PGCert: £5,100

These fees* are fully inclusive of all costs, including all teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.   

Scholarships and discounts

In addition to the Executive Scholarship, you may also be able to benefit from the following scholarships and discounts:

  • Regional Scholarships of up to 15%. To find out the scholarship offered in your region, please make an enquiry now
  • 10% discount for University of Liverpool alumni
  • 5% discount for up-front full tuition fee payment 

Further support

We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to cover the costs of your studies. You could benefit from:

  • 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. 

Please speak to our admissions team for more details of fees, scholarships, discounts and support.

*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.

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 
  • 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.     

Virtual Open Week video

We recently recorded a short video for our Virtual Open Week in which Dr Gary Brown discusses the online postgraduate programmes the Management School at the University of Liverpool offers, including who the programmes are for, what you will learn as a student, and how taking one of the qualifications can help to develop your skills and career.

As part of the video, an overview of each programme is also presented by the programme’s Director of Study. International Human Resource Management MSc is presented by Dr Ali Rostron at 08:06.