International Human Resource Management

UCAS codes

Course contact

Dr Shuai Zhang
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 outwith UK)

Qualifications and durations

MSc (full-time/part-time)
1–2 years/3 years


Start date(s)

  • February and September

Tuition Fees

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Designed with industry experts, the MSc International Human Resource Management prepares you for a career in a variety of human resource management roles in the UK or abroad.
An undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent.

Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered for entry to the course.

International students: in addition to the above, overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in any individual component.

Managing people across borders while taking into account cultural differences in employment practices is a key concept. This course develops your knowledge and understanding of international HRM, including its specialist concepts, conceptual frameworks, research evidence and methodologies.

Learning to manage the complexities of diverse workforces in the global business environment, you will develop an awareness of your own cultural conditioning, biases and assumptions, becoming more culturally sensitive and skilled in communicating and managing in challenging environments.

Your Learning

You will develop a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills essential for a management career in business and industry; with particular emphasis on strategy, creativity, leadership and internationalisation. You will also gain leadership and management skills including the ability to think and work strategically and creatively. Our strong partnerships with business and industry ensure the course is exceptionally relevant. You will also undertake a research methods module and dissertation, where you can research a key HR issue from a comparative international and/or cross-cultural perspective. 

Modules include:


  • Business Management in an International Context
  • People and Organisational Development
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Marketing, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management in an International Context
  • Research Methods
  • Cross-Cultural Management and Diversity



The MSc dissertation requires you to devise and complete a detailed piece of research in an HRM topic of your choosing.
UWS graduates will be equipped to manage diverse workforces across cultural boundaries and may choose either to specialise in HRM or to apply for more general management positions. This degree is also relevant for graduates pursuing careers with multinational organisations.
The experience of working with different people from various nationalities will assist with the management of employees in the workplace. The course has encouraged me to think more critically and has increased my creativity.
M.G Rathna balaji, International Human Resource Management student
After completing my undergraduate degree and working for a few years in recruitment, broadening my education into human resources was the logical next step for me and UWS’s International Human Resource Management programme was exactly what I was looking for.
Jennifer Hoyer, International Human Resource Management graduate

Useful Information

  • 100% student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2015