Taught course

Human Resource Management (International)

UWE Bristol · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

There is growing worldwide demand for professionals and leaders who can devise and apply creative human resource solutions across national and international contexts.

Success in these roles requires mastery of comparative HR practice, combined with sensitivity to context and insight into both employers' and employees' needs.

This course will equip you with a critical grasp of the issues, themes and challenges central to managing people, whatever the context.

The course will suit you if you're seeking, or have already started, a career in managing people or as a specialist HR professional in any part of the world. Its international focus is particularly relevant if your career plans involve working in:

  • countries other than your own
  • international organisations within your home country (including the UK), or
  • home country organisations which emulate the highest standards of HRM practice worldwide.

If you are pursuing an HR career in the UK, we also offer a popular MSc in Human Resource Management, which is tailored to the needs of British HR professionals.

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CIPD recognition

We have one of the largest, longest established, and most diverse teams of HRM subject experts of any university in Britain.

The high quality of human resource management teaching and research at Bristol Business School has been recognised by the British professional body for HR practitioners, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

The course leads directly to Associate Membership of the CIPD and also satisfies the knowledge requirements for the higher grades of membership. Student membership of the CIPD comes free with the programme.

Strong links with industry

Alongside up-to-the-minute, practitioner-focused teaching, we arrange regular opportunities for you to spend time in a local organisation shadowing the work of HR professionals.*

We also hold regular speaker events where you can hear from inspiring and influential HR professionals discussing leading practice within their organisations.*

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these opportunities will be subject to Government regulations and dependent upon availability.

Personal development

A particular feature of this course is the very personal interest we take in your development. Using psychometric assessments, skills development workshops and a range of practical activities, we will profile your unique attributes, develop your strengths and offer extensive feedback on your progress throughout.

If you need help with your English, we offer English language and study skills classes free of charge. You can also complete a pre-sessional course in English to help you to get the most from this programme.

Studying in Bristol

Discover Bristol - a superb place to study, with an exciting cultural scene, outstanding music, and a night life which rivals any city outside London.

One of Britain's most historic and beautiful cities, Bristol attracts tens of thousands of students from elsewhere in Britain and around the world. It is within easy travelling distance of London, Bath and Oxford. Find out more in our short film about Bristol.

See our listing for this course on the UWE Bristol website for more information.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

See our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    13-15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

UWE Admissions
+44 (0) 117 328 3333