MSc in International Human Resources

London South Bank University

Program Description

MSc in International Human Resources

London South Bank University

The full-time International Human Resources MSc programme is designed for graduates of any discipline who intend to develop a career in global business in the area of Human Resource Management, or in any area of management which places a high priority on the exercise of people management skills. You'll learn about key aspects of international trends, developments and critical issues influencing global employment practices.

Building upon the expertise available in the University, the programme focuses on the management of human resources in international companies and the issues associated with the management of international staff.

Many students on this course are from overseas wishing to gain a UK Masters level degree in international HR which they can then utilize back in their country of origin or to further an international career. The course also attracts a number of UK students wishing to specialize in international human resource management.

A distinctive feature of the programme is the varied background of the class, with students from several international countries (including students from two collaborating institutions in Europe), which enhances the opportunities for networking and cross-cultural learning.

Additionally, the research element of the programme allows you to specialize in an area of HR of interest or value to your future career.


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 15 months September Southwark Campus


  • International HRM
  • Managing and leading people
  • Fundamentals of international management
  • Strategic international HRM
  • People resourcing
  • International employment relations
  • Research methods
  • Dissertation

The modules are assessed by coursework, group presentations, and a time-constrained examination. Some modules are assessed by coursework only. The dissertation is assessed by a written report and a presentation. Each module is 100-200 of study hours, except for the dissertation, which should be 600 hours of study time.


The course provides a good grounding in HR issues, theories and practice and several modules are based on international professional standards. Successful students can enter a variety of HR roles, particularly the international market or within multinational companies in their country of practice.

Recent guest lectures include CIPD Annual Lecture 2007 – Alison Bartholomew, National Health Service Litigation Authority and managing the Risk of People in Organisations.

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


A placement isn't part of the programme but you'll be encouraged to seek work experience during the dissertation period, and will be supported by the teaching staff and the university.

Teaching and learning

A distinctive feature of the full-time Human Resources MSc programme's learning experience is that for half of the modules per semester students will probably share classes with practicing HR professionals following the part-time Master's route. These students, typically aged 25 - 35, work in HR departments in London while studying for the professional CIPD qualification. This exposure to HR professionals considerably enhances the learning experience.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division in business or social sciences;
  • Work experience may be useful although is not essential.

Note: All overseas candidates whose first language is not English should normally have attained a minimum of IELTS Level 6.5.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
1 year
Full time
8,700 GBP
Year 1 Full-time UK/EU fee: £8700; International fee: £13125.
United Kingdom - London, England
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