With more and more people working for international corporations or global international supply chains, the study of international human resources and industrial relations is becoming ever more important.
Gain understanding of the differences between the employment practices and industrial relations systems of varying countries and multinationals
Learn how variations in practice and systems are influenced by social and economic factors
Study the influence of economic integration on changing systems of employment and industrial relations.
CIPD Course recognition
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), offering the ability to fast track your career through professional membership. You can enhance your studies by taking additional CIPD components that prepare you for CIPD membership.
To qualify for membership you need to attend a series of skills workshops, with presentations by guest speakers, and complete a range of activities enabling you to develop practical HR skills.
You join CIPD as a student member and when you have passed all course units (including the dissertation) and the CIPD components, your CIPD membership will be automatically updated to Associate Member. Once you have applied your knowledge in the workplace, you can apply for Chartered membership.
Further information about CIPD qualifications
Course units details
During the course you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semester one and two total 120 credits and consists of both compulsory and optional taught units which can be viewed in the list below. Please note that certain modules have to be taken to achieve CIPD recognition
Over the summer period, you will carry out your Research Dissertation, worth 60 credits. Examples of recent dissertation project topics include:
Work-life balance: perspectives of female teachers from the UK and India
Demographic change in Germany and Japan and the implications for the labour market
A comparative study of gender discrimination at work in the UK and China
The impact of support practices on expatriate adjustment in a Russian multinational corporation
Coping mechanisms of Nigerian women balancing motherhood and managerial roles
We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.
When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.