Taught course

International Human Resource Management

Newcastle University · Newcastle University Business School

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent is preferred. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and a minimum of two years continuous work experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

Our International Human Resource Management MA has been designed in response to demand for a specialist Master's that addresses the issues involved in the management of people across international borders. It provides graduates from any background the skills to pursue an international management career working trans-nationally.
The course aims to provide you with an understanding of:
•the principal internal and external environment contexts of contemporary organisations
•the impact of cross cultural organisations on human resource (HR) functions
•employment relations perspectives and debates, both national and international, from a theoretical and behavioural competency perspective
•variations in human resource management (HRM) practice in different nation states
•major contemporary research evidence on employment and effective approaches to HR learning and development practice
Professional skills development
You are encouraged to develop the critical self-analysis and personal skills that underpin future career development and support the process of lifelong learning. The emphasis on skill development also helps candidates to meet the professional development requirements of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
The course will enable you to develop:
•a strong sense of self-awareness and of your own strengths and weaknesses as managers and colleagues
•a critical understanding of the complexities and contested nature of leadership and management and the contextual opportunities for development
•intellectual, social and professional skills necessary to design, apply and practise coaching and mentoring programmes and services in work organisations, and apply them in supporting personal and performance development.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office, Business School
+44 (0) 191 208 1503