Course summary

The course is designed to appeal to candidates from outside the UK wishing to pursue or enhance a career in HRM that has, or may have, an international dimension. Students study an interesting range of modules focusing on international corporate HRM, International personnel management and organisational analysis and development. This Master's specifically enables you to build a body of practical skills and theoretical knowledge around the management of organisations within different international contexts, allowing you to acquire a coherent, specialised body of relevant knowledge.

Westminster Business School is an approved centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and this course has been accredited by the CIPD as meeting the knowledge criteria for professional membership. This means that once you have passed the degree and given the CIPD evidence of your practice in the workplace you will gain the professional level of Chartered Membership with the joining and membership fee paid for by the university.

Students on the course will be exposed to a wide range of contemporary perspectives on key developments in and around international human resource management and organisational analysis, providing access to a range of alternative academic and practitioner views. You will explore relevant issues and what these mean for individuals and organisations at local, national and international levels.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. You may choose one option module.

Core modules

  • Comparative Employment Relations
  • HRM in a Business Context
  • International HRM
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Organisational Analysis, Design and Development
  • Project
  • Research Methods and Project Preparation
  • Skills of the Manager/Consultant
  • A choice of one of the following:

Option modules

  • Learning and Development
  • People Resourcing
  • Reward Management

Accredited internship

  • Accredited internship

Accreditation

Westminster Business School will pay your CIPD joining fee and your membership fees for the first period of your studies. You will also be provided with textbooks which contain the essential reading for the core modules.

Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree

Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years’ relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include; business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research.

However, students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.

Careers

Career path

Those completing the course can be expected to find employment within HRM, either in the UK or abroad, or to continue their studies in HR-related fields. Providing a higher degree qualification in a well-established management area, the course enhances your career prospects and marketability in the professional practice of international HRM. Past students have gone on to become consultants (internal and external), HR managers, compensation and benefits managers, change management specialists, HR business partners/operations managers, civil servants, and mediators. Companies that have employed our students include Cap Gemini, PwC, Transport for London, and Visa.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated March 22, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Duration
1 year
Full-time
Price
12,500 GBP
international - UK/EU: £11,000 (fees per academic year)
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