About

  • Deepen your understanding of business and human resource management in an international context
  • Gain a highly regarded masters level qualification together with vital employability skills for a successful career in business or HR
  • Develop your knowledge of economics, international business, management, employment law and HRM to ease your transition to a high-level role
  • Network with international business leaders and influential HR professionals who provide guest lectures, consultancy projects, case studies and professional mentoring
  • Enhance your CV and boost your employability with our unique Futures Award in Leadership in International Business and in our industry-standard residential course in Leadership
  • Learn alongside students from around the world, gaining a greater awareness of cultural diversity and different perspectives on international business.

Careers

This MSc International Business and HRM at University of Derby opens doors to HRM careers in a wide range of international organisations. On completion of the course, you’ll be ideally placed to join management training programmes in major companies worldwide.

Our students have gone on to secure management roles and advanced graduate training positions in high-profile organisations including HSBC Canada, Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse Cooper.

Some have become consultants with specialist companies while others have taken on general management roles or have even set up their own international businesses.

You will be highly suited to HRM roles in any organisation with a global outlook – whatever the size or sector. You could, for instance, harness your specialist knowledge of international law, training and talent management to support a small-scale exporting company.

Accreditation

CIPD accreditation may be available for some of the MSc modules you take

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent Study
  • This triple module gives you the chance to investigate a significant management area in depth, drawing on the knowledge and intellectual skills you have gained throughout the course. 
  • Following taught preparation in research methodology and practice, you will be supported by an individual supervisor as you progress your independent study. You will also reflect on your research experience and use what you have learned to guide your future development via a reflective statement and development plan. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2-3 years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A second class or higher undergraduate degree in a relevant area including: business, economics, management, HRM, or another degree with sufficient relevant business experience.
  • A desire to develop your theoretical understanding of HRM.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

UK fee: £875 per 20 credits

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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