International Human Resource Management MA with Integrated Placement (15 months/24 months) (CIPD Accredited)

Course Introduction

The course, designed for both graduates and HR professionals, has a strong emphasis on understanding the links between theory and practice, taught by an experienced and research driven team you will also attend guest lectures from renowned HR professors, develop skills in metrics and analytics with practitioners, residential activities, and have the option of integrating a 6 month work placement into your learning. Grounded in the standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the world?s largest HR professional body, this course provides a unique insight in traditional and non-traditional sectors with a focus on subjects such as international reward management, globalisation and liberalisation of the national economies, and comparative employment relations. As well as acquiring knowledge on these key topics you will also develop the capabilities to utilise people related data, metrics, and use analytics for insight driven and informed practice to further the priorities of the organisation. The course will consist of a variety of different modes of assessment and feedback, which will include exams, individual coursework and group coursework.

The course aims to impart a unique mix of knowledge and skills, as well as developing robust analytical capabilities, for anyone wishing to progress in a HR career, whether that is with multi-national corporations or non-traditional organisations such as NGOs. Programmes with integral placements give you the opportunity to apply the skills you have learned throughout your studies in a practical environment. You will be earning a full time salary and will learn skills that can't be taught in a classroom at University. During the placement, you will be able to gain further insight into industrial practice that you can take forward into your individual project and into your future career. Careers specific to international human resource management include: HR Officer, Administrator or Manager, Training and Development Officer or Manager, Project Coordinator or Manager, Management Consultant, Recruitment Consultant or Coordinator.

Start Date

3 months placement..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,600 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,600 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £17,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a second class honours degree or above, not necessarily in business. Students without a degree who have practical experience in personnel work will also be considered, but you will need to demonstrate their ability on the basis on courses already attended, references supplied, a 2,000 word essay and an interview. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have a second class honours degree or above, not necessarily in business. Students without a degree who have practical experience in personnel work will also be considered, but you will need to demonstrate their ability on the basis on courses already attended, references supplied, a 2,000 word essay and an interview. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).