Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Human Resource Management (International)

This course has a strong focus on international human resource management throughout and aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed for the practice of human resource management (HRM) in an international environment and the ability to compare practices and processes across the globe. It is suitable for those currently working or who wish to work in HRM in an international environment.

Entry requirements

This is an intensive full time course, to be accepted applicants need a good Honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution and to be able to demonstrate an interest in human resource management. If English is not your 1st language, you are required to meet the UK Border Agency and Universities minimum English language requirements such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components.

Course modules

The 1st stage of the course consists of 3 core modules which place international HRM in its political, economic, social, legal and cultural context and provide insights into the ethical and professional issues in managing across the world, as well as introducing some of the core concepts and functions of the discipline: Managing people in organisations; the international employment context; international HRM; applied human resource management and career development. these are followed by a series of specialist modules which may include the following: international resourcing and talent management; equality and diversity from a comparative perspective; international employment relations; Global standards and human resource management best practice.

Assessment methods

A number of different forms of assessment are used throughout the course including written assignments, tests, exams, reflective log, presentations and group exercises. Assessment of skills and competence also forms part of the overall assessment strategy.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,250 per Whole course (home fees) 13 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,250 per Whole course (overseas fees) 13 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

Key information

Admissions and International Development
Telephone number: 
0117 32 83333