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International Human Resource Management, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The International Human Resource Management course at Kingston University  gives you a deep insight into the strategies and techniques multinationals use to solve HRM issues when their employees work across multiple countries and leaves you with a respected academic qualification.

About

What will you study?

Following an induction programme that prepares you for intensive study, you will evaluate various external influences on HRM practice in organisations – from global strategic developments to ethical issues and social responsibility.

You will gain an advanced understanding of cross-cultural issues and human behaviour in international organisations, international labour regulations and standards, and the role of HRM in enhancing organisational and management performance internationally, including different approaches to international recruitment and selection, learning and development and compensation.

International HR and management reports

During the International Human Resource Management course at Kingston University, you will complete a management report (dissertation) that involves primary research into an HR issue. This meets CIPD requirements and develops the practical skills you need to excel as an HR professional.

This research can be carried out with an organisation in the UK or overseas. Our students have provided management reports for host organisations such as Transport for London, Prudential and Whirlpool Corporation. We can offer assistance to students looking for a host organisation.

Where this course will take you

This course produces graduates who are ready to succeed in senior human resources jobs with responsibilities in one or more countries.

Recent alumni job titles include:

  • HR co-ordinator, MTV;
  • HR manager, HSBC Bank;
  • HR adviser, O2;
  • HR adviser, Air France;
  • HR officer, Arab Jordan Investment Bank;
  • senior personnel officer, London Borough of Hounslow.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). 

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Leading, Managing and Developing People in Context
  • Investigating a Business Issue
  • Resourcing, Talent and Reward Management
  • International HRM
  • Strategic Leadership Development and Performance Management
  • Engagement of Employees and Organisational Learning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      2 years including professional placement
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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 good honours degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised international higher education provider and a clear interest in studying HRM at a postgraduate level, with a view to CIPD membership and a career in HR management; or
  • some experience as an HR professional who has already completed CIPD qualifications to Intermediate level; or
  • at least two years' HR and/or management experience.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9600 GBP per year 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.

Home and European Union

  • MSc part time £5,280

Overseas (not EU):

  • MSc part time £7,975

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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