Taught course

International Human Resource Management

University of Exeter · Business School

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree or above (50%+) with honours or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised university. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

  • Develop a critical understanding of contemporary developments in international HRM
  • Forward-thinking programme that enhances technological and digital literacy
  • Work on a simulated consultancy project to enhance your employability skills
  • Gain the skills and understanding to thrive in a changing, global workplace

Ways of working are changing, with remote working and freelancing on the rise, HR professionals must adapt to manage and retain top talent from across borders. This one-year internationally orientated programme is designed for students who want to pursue or enhance their global career in HRM.

You can take advantage of a rich combination of innovative and traditional teaching methods to support your learning including taught sessions, guest speaker series and activities such as blended and virtual learning. To provide you with the practical skills you will need to succeed as an HR practitioner, in place of a traditional dissertation, you will work on a virtual consultancy project, providing innovative HRM solutions which address current challenges from real organisations.

As part of a global cohort you will grow your network and knowledge by learning from a variety of cultures through collaborative work. To address the challenges of tomorrow you will be encouraged to explore ethical decision making, the effects of globalisation and enhance your technological and digital literacy to drive successful and socially responsible business decisions.

You will be equipped with the essential theoretical knowledge to understand cross-cultural issues, and the practical skills to navigate a range of diverse and complex international contexts. In addition to your compulsory moudles, you will choose 45 credits from a broad range of optional modules including marketing, entrepreneurship, digital business models, strategic innovation management and resourcing and talent management, giving you the flexibility to tailor your programme to your career aspirations.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.


Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

At the University of Exeter Business School, we want to ensure studying for a Masters remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future, regardless of financial background. We therefore have a range of scholarships for outstanding students.

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,906 are now available. Find out more about whether you are eligible and how you can apply by visiting our postgraduate loans scheme pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Business School Postgraduate Admissions Officer
+44 (0) 1392 726679