Taught course

International Human Resource Management

Queen Mary, University of London · Business Management

Entry requirements

A good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject. IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.0) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This research-led programme demonstrates the central importance of professional international human resource management and employment relations to successful and socially responsible businesses in a fluid and changing global context.
This programme aims to cultivate your competence and readiness to develop HR policies and practices. It combines a critical analysis of the latest theoretical debates with the study of practical applications for managing people in an international setting. You will gain an understanding of the current labour market and business context within which HR professionals operate, and will examine topics such as HR strategy, managing international workforces, employment relations, leadership and its role in organisational changes, as well as gaining practical skills in recruitment, performance management, negotiation, developing fair and rigorous payment systems, managing employee diversity and handling disciplinary issues.
You will be taught by academics who have advised leading industries and public services (eg the BBC, TUC, Acas, the European Commission, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) on a wide range of personnel and employment relations issues in the workplace. Our delivery includes a series of skills workshops and seminars from guest speakers from businesses, exposing you to real-world HR issues and enhancing your practical skills.
CIPD Accreditation
The International Human Resource Management MSc programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the leading professional body for HR practitioners both in the UK and internationally. Given the international recognition that CIPD professional qualifications have, this will not only contribute to enhancing your skills and professional profile, but will also improve your professional profile to prospective employers.
Core module
  • DissertationC

Compulsory modules

  • Comparative Employment Relations
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Reward Management
  • Leading Organisational Change
  • Management Consulting
  • Managing Diversity
    • Research Methods for Business Management
Elective modules
  • Corporate Governance
  • Human Resource Management in the Public Services
  • Multinationals and Global Business
  • Organisational Development and Transformation

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

James Boote, Recruitment and Marketing Officer
+44 (0)20 7882 8569