Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

International Human Resource Management

This programme will develop your abilities to critically examine and apply contemporary approaches to human resource management within organisations operating in a global environment. The degree will develop your ability to act in the capacity of a human resource professional who is required to fulfil an organisations' growing need to recruit and outsource talent. You will critically examine the needs of the global marketplace and the integration of skills, systems and knowledge required within organisations so that they can operate efficiently and effectively in dynamic commercial environments. Using international business case studies highlighting best practice across a variety of sectors, industries and stakeholders, you will also evaluate different approaches to managing human resources.

Entry requirements

MSc: An honours degree in any subject area 2.2 or above. Experience in the field of HR, training, development or related area OR aspiring to a career in these areas. Industry experience recommended but not essential. Additional qualifications considered - Level 5 CIPD Intermediate standards.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. • Developing Academic Business and Leadership Competencies This module will develop your competencies as a postgraduate student, focusing on interpersonal, leadership, critical analysis and financial skills enabling you to demonstrate the application of sound business thinking in a HR context •Introduction to International HRM strategy and Context By evaluating the impact on business and HR choices and strategies, you will critically analyse the major organisational and external contexts and constraints within which organisations operate across a range of business sectors globally •Management Theory and Leadership This module is designed to enable you to critically evaluate HR's role within an international organisation context, and its contribution to HR strategy, organisational leadership and international organisational effectiveness •International Consultancy Skills You will evaluate a range of competing international HRM frameworks from different perspectives, concepts and strategies for employment in contemporary global organisations •Managing Resourcing Strategy During this module you will critique different management strategies, particularly organisational strategy, dedicated to attracting, managing and retaining talent. You will examine the barriers, challenges and opportunities which enable HR managers to maximise talent potential in the workforce •Organisation Development in an International Environment You will critique organisational development (OD) stages and strategies in an international context, allowing you to examine the issues and opportunities surrounding OD programmes in an international HR environment •Research Methods This module aims to develop your skills in order for you to research real-life workplace problems. You will learn the whole research process through workshop participation and conducting online exercises. By working on a real research problem, you will develop your skills in designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative research projects •Engagement in Digital Age Examine the impact of digital HR on academic and professional practice. You will be required to demonstrate digital knowledge and skills through the composition of a digital presentation •Dissertation and Impact Report You will be required to develop an independent and academically-rigorous research project using an international setting. You will be expected to use primary research methods, with a methodology and full literature review, culminating in a critical analytical discussion drawing out further areas for exploration, including potential new theoretical contributions to your chosen topic and recommendations for future academic research in your chosen area

Assessment methods

Assessment methodsinclude: Written assignments reviewing the implications of major pieces of current research for contemporary organisations; written assignments advising on and developing human resource strategy and policy in specific organisation and sector contexts; information technology portfolio evidencing development; face-to-face presentations and role play; research proposal in preparation for Master's level dissertation; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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