Our postgraduate International Human Resources Management (HRM) course builds on core human resource management theory and practice to examine the unique factors and cultural sensitivities associated with multinational operations.

Throughout our MSc, you’ll explore contemporary debates on HR management practices and examine the approaches employers take to human resource management. You’ll gain an understanding of what is required to develop local and global HR systems that consider corporate social responsibility, innovation and participatory practices.

This course provides a critical academic assessment of the approaches international employers take to HRM. There’s a focus on understanding how responsibility and sustainability impact on HR management, as well as exploring how organisations influence HR practices.

We equip you with a wider perspective on the principal issues and concerns affecting work, providing you with a basis for making effective decisions as a manager in the future.

By the end of the course, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the contemporary changes, challenges and opportunities in work and employment globally.

The University of Stirling Management School

At the University of Stirling Management School, the principle of responsible business, policy and practice is central to everything we do. This vision helps us to equip our students effectively with the skills to act as global citizens, capable of addressing the needs of society.

As a member of the Chartered Association for Business Schools, we have strong links with industry and were recently awarded the Small Business Charter for engagement with local and regional enterprise.

We’re in an elite group of business schools globally – and one of only 14 in the UK – to hold accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for both our MBA and MSc Business and Management (MBM) courses.

Top reasons to study with us

#1 You’ll have the opportunity to develop the skills needed by HR professionals

#2 Our Flying Start Leadership Programme helps you develop self-awareness about your strengths and acquire new skills in a supportive environment

#3 We're ranked 3rd in Scotland for Human Resource Management (The National Student Survey 2017)

Course objectives

We don’t assume that you’ve previously studied management. The core modules provide you with a working knowledge of HRM practice in a global context. The elective modules give you the opportunity to explore wider HRM topics.

Preparing Business Leaders of the Future

Postgraduate education at the University of Stirling Management School goes beyond textbooks and lecture rooms, we also focus on your personal and professional development.

Our unique Flying Start Leadership programme equips you with the awareness, knowledge and techniques essential for building a successful career. These range from practical skills, like effective public speaking, to developing ways to work under pressure in difficult situations and manage conflict. Find out more about Flying Start.

Preparation for International students coming to study in the UK

Prepare for Success is an interactive web learning tool for international students who are coming to the UK to study. Take a look at the Prepare for Success website to get more information.

MSc International Human Resource Management Prize

A research-based prize of £200 is open to all students undertaking the MSc International Human Resource Management dissertation and is awarded to the student who submits the best dissertation. The prize may be shared if more than one dissertation achieves the highest mark.

Course details

This is a one-year full-time course consisting of two semesters followed by an HR case study project over the summer months.

A research-based prize is open to all students undertaking the consultancy project and is awarded to the student who submits the best project. The prize may be shared if more than one project achieves the highest mark.


You’ll be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and case study exercises.

Your learning and development are further supported by guest lectures, field trips, and the opportunity to take part in practical business simulations with fellow students across the Management School.


You’ll be assessed by a combination of coursework and exams, including group presentations and reports.

Course director

Dr Linda Perriton

+44 (0)1786 467380


Fees - 2018/2019

  • Home/EU: £7,900
  • Overseas: £15,250
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated November 14, 2018
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7,900 GBP
Home/EU: £7,900 - Overseas: £15,250
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