12 months
17000 GBP/year
10900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you're working in HR and ready to make an ambitious next move in your career, the International Human Resource Management degree course from University of Portsmouth will develop your knowledge and skills to Master's level and help you stand out from the competition.

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On this International Human Resource Management degree course from University of Portsmouth , you'll improve your knowledge of HR in an international context. You'll learn about the globalisation of business and its effect on the HR industry, and explore why HR measures that are effective in one country can fail in another, even within the same organisation.

When you graduate, you'll have the skills to manage people across borders, and to handle cross-cultural issues in international HR. And because these skills are in demand in the HR industry and beyond, you'll be ready to advance your career in business development, recruitment, or training and development.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Be taught in multi-national classes, benefitting from the diverse backgrounds, academic profiles and work experiences of other students
  • Take part in skills development workshops, where you'll contribute to managerial and HR based activities
  • Study HR and professional skills, human resources management (HRM), and international HR
  • Complete a strategic research project on a topic of your choice, integrating theory and practice that are beneficial to your career
  • Benefit from a flexible approach, with web, email and phone access to many of our facilities.
  • Access the library's electronic journals, resources and database collections
  • Have the chance of being selected for an HR-related placement, arranged by the Faculty, within a Portsmouth-based company

Work experience and career planning

We are an Approved Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). When you graduate, you'll be eligible for Associate Membership of the CIPD, and depending on your previous experience, you may also meet the criteria for Chartered Membership. The CIPD is the world's largest internally-recognised Chartered HR and development professional body.

The international focus of this course will give you a greater understanding of global business and improve your chances of securing work internationally, or with an international organisation.

Once you've graduated, you can pursue a career in:

  • Human resources
  • Personnel
  • Business development and consultancy
  • Management
  • Recruitment
  • Training and Development

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Teaching and programme assessment

Teaching on this course includes:

  • seminars
    • lectures
    • case studies
    • class discussions
    • group work

    You'll be assessed through

    • coursework
    • dissertation
    • group presentations
    • portfolios
    • examinations

    You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

    You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments so you can improve in future.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
    • Issues and Debates in International HRM
    • Leading Managing and Developing People
    • Learning and Development
    • Managing Employment Relations an a Global Context
    • Research Skills for the HR Professional
    • Resourcing and Talent Management
    • The HR Practitioner
    • The International Business Context
    Please see our website for our latest module information 

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details

    If you are an International student and require to apply for a study visa, we advise that you apply earlier and allow additional time for it to be processed.




    180 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    English requirements

    We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • A second-class honours degree or equivalent in any academic subject and seeking to pursue/continue a HR career. Applicants with appropriate work experience and a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 3 or 5 qualifications will be considered.
    • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      17000 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      10900 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 10900 GBP per year during 12 months.

    EU students: £10,900 (including Transition Scholarship)

    Living costs for Portsmouth

    710 - 1099 GBP /month
    Living costs

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


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