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International Human Resource Management MSc

University of Strathclyde

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Why this course?

This course will help you to develop an understanding of how and why human resource policies and practices differ across the world. You'll examine how international companies address these challenges.

It allows you to consider these issues critically and encourages you to think more practically about the skills required to manage in an international context.

The programme will provide you with a good understanding of theoretical debates and policy issues affecting human resource management in the global context.

You'll develop an awareness of the range of possible national and regional models for the management of human resources within the globalised economy.

You'll learn about the impact of local cultural and institutional influences on the practices of global organisations.

By the end of the programme, you'll have a good working knowledge of the skills required to manage in an international context, as well as an understanding of how multinational organisations can best mobilise a culturally diverse workforce.

You'll have the opportunity to regularly engage with senior HR professionals through departmental and external networking opportunities. Throughout the course of your study there will be a number of guest lectures and tailored seminars delivered by leading HR and business managers, focusing on the practical challenges of managing people in multi-national enterprises and international organisations. Additionally, there will be opportunities to attend high profile conferences for HR professionals.

The programme is delivered by the Department of Work, Employment & Organisation, winner of the HR Network Award 2018 for Outstanding Contribution to Scottish HR. The Department is also home to the highly regarded Scottish Centre for Employment Research.

What you'll study

You will take a mix of core and elective classes. The curriculum provides a good balance between theory and practice. You'll undertake an introductory HRM class early in semester 1 to prepare you for the core classes which follow. This class covers HRM concepts and functions such as:

  • the nature of HRM
  • people and their role in organisations
  • recruitment and selection of employees
  • managing people in the workplace
  • motivation and workplace relations
  • rewards and benefits
  • training and developing the workforce

Business Skills will help you develop and improve a range of definable skills that are pivotal to successful management practice and to effective leadership. The module also seeks to develop further more-specialised skills that are of particular significance to effective higher-level people management and provides opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development.

Accreditation: Professional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development at Associate Member, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow level.


As a graduate of this programme, you'll be well placed to work for organisations including global multinationals, government bodies, and global non-governmental organisations (e.g. International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNICEF). In recent years, graduates have accessed a range of jobs with a variety of organisations and recent graduate destinations and jobs have included:

Tuition fees

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£ 20,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Strathclyde

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  • Campus address

    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 123 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    204 94%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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