Taught course (will run subject to approval)

International Human Resource Management / Development

Birmingham City University · Birmingham City Business School

Entry requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree from a UK University or International equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Our International Human Resource Management / International Human Resource Development programme is ideal for people who want to qualify professionally with the CIPD (approval pending).

For full-time students the Masters programme is ideal as it allows you to complete the requirements of the Institiute for the award of the Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development.

If you complete the part-time mode you will also complete the requirements of the Institute for the award of the Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development after 2 years of part time study.

Successful completion of the core and the option modules will enable you to become Associate Members of the CIPD with eligibility for upgrading to Chartered Membership.

We have an experienced teaching team who combine real work experience of human resource management with the academic qualifications, bringing a strategic and conceptual view to the topics covered. Sessions are interactive and we invite guest speakers, encourage students to work together on case studies, arrange visits and incorporate role-playing activities to develop practical HR skills.

For full-time students, the course runs over one full year. For part-time students it will run on one afternoon and evening over two years for the PG Diploma HRM / HRD stage, with an additional third year (part-time) for the MA IHRM. For some sessions, full-time and part-time students will be taught together, allowing UK-based and international students the chance to share experiences and bring a global perspective to HR issues.

One of the CIPD core modules requires you to apply the knowledge and skills gained on the course to conduct a piece of research on a ‘live’ HR issues and this further enhances individual skills and enhances employability.

Information for international students

A whole section of the University website is dedicated to the needs of international students. Should you want to find out more or complete the international enquiry form, please visit www.bcu.ac.uk/international.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,900 per year
International students
£12,000 per year

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)121 331 5595