The overall aim of the International Human Resource Management (HRM) MA programme is to educate you as a Human Resource Manager in an international context and improve the quality of your professional development. You are encouraged to develop critical reflection and a range of skills and techniques specific to international human resource management. The course will focus on the development of relevant personal and interpersonal skills in preparation for a future professional career in people management in a global workplace. This course offers you a relevant blend of HRM related modules, including a general introduction to the major aspects of HRM and related international issues (such as the international business environment and corporate governance and business ethics), in addition to HRM strategy and inter-cultural management.

You will also have the opportunity to work with tutors who are extremely experienced in delivering Master's level courses both in the UK and overseas.

If you have a passion for the field of HRM, this course will help you to expand your horizons and your opportunities to the global arena.

Programme Structure

Programme Length: 1 year full-time

The MA IHRM normally takes 12 months (full-time) to complete although students may leave with intermediate qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma in Management (120 'M' level credits), or a Postgraduate Certificate (60 'M' level credits).

Term 1

  • International HRM
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • International Business Environment
  • Term 1 and 2 Personal development through reflective practice

Term 2

  • Human ResourceStrategy
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
  • Research Methods and Techniques

Term 3

  • Dissertation

Most modules are offered as 2-hour seminars, normally scheduled during the day. Some modules are also delivered in blocks of teaching.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching methods are designed to enable you to acquire the wide range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the practice of international HRM.

The learning experience will reflect your different learning styles and strengths in addition to the varying topics studied. There is a strong emphasis on formative assessment and you are encouraged to be independent in developing their own skills and learning. Full use of relevant technology is made to support the more traditional classroom format.

Assessment strategies have been designed to allow you to demonstrate an understanding of HRM concepts and ideas. These strategies may include, for example, individual assignments, group projects, learning logs and portfolios, presentations, case studies, exams and a dissertation.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this course will prepare you for a leadership role in international human resource management in the UK or overseas.

Entry Requirements

You will normally have a good relevant first degree or equivalent in a subject related to the study of people, e.g. a degree in HRM, Business Management, Marketing or Business Administration. International students should also refer to the University website for minimum English language entry requirements.

Program taught in:
  • English

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