Taught course

International Human Resource Management

Abertay University · Dundee Business School

Entry requirements

UK students should have a good honours degree in a relevant subject area. Non-UK students should have GPA equivalent credentials (e.g. GPA = 3.6).

Months of entry


Course content

Led by Professor Mohamed Branine, an eminent academic authority in the field of International HRM, this CIPD-accredited programme is focused on contemporary practice ensuring you’ll develop the knowledge, understanding and skills you’ll need to deal effectively, systematically and creatively with the issues and problems of people management that organisations face.

Covering a wide range of HRM strategies, policies and procedures that organisations need to manage their employees in a global context, you’ll also develop an understanding of the differences between HRM practises and employment systems of varying countries and multinational companies, and how they are influenced by economic, political and social factors.

Throughout the programme, you’ll benefit from exposure to industry through live business simulations, working on real-life problems set by Abertay University’s business partners.

You’ll take part in workshops and activities, and share experiences with peers from different countries and organisations, to broaden your knowledge and develop your professional and strategic thinking skills. Our approach to teaching and learning means you’ll have the opportunity to gain a degree and a portfolio of professional practice skills and experience to present to future employers.

The ability to deal with and respond effectively to the needs of a diverse workforce, provide equal opportunities and develop core competencies in people management is central to the effective management of human resources in today’s international organisations.

The blend of knowledge, analytical and practical skills you’ll gain will enable you to make decisions and advise senior managers on how to recognise and respond to a wide range of stakeholder influences on business and HR strategies to improve organisational and individual performance. You’ll also develop your ability to supply accurate and timely advice about legislation in the area of HRM, especially in employee relations’ issues. This course offers you an opportunity to study and be able to implement HRM policies and practices that take into account influences from different stakeholders and institutional forces relevant to dealing with people’s contributions and rewards within organisations in a global context.

Information for international students

A minimum proficiency level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (CEFR: C1) is required. Other certificates and evidence of English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 can be accepted.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)1382 308080
+44 (0)1382 308081