UWE Bristol - MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate Human Resource Management International

UWE Bristol

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate Human Resource Management International

For over 40 years, our courses have been recognised in independent audits as among the best taught and managed postgraduate HRM courses in Britain.

There is growing worldwide demand for professionals and leaders who can devise and apply creative human resource solutions across national and international contexts.

Success in these roles requires mastery of comparative HR practice, combined with sensitivity to context and insight into both employers' and employees' needs.

This course will equip you with a critical grasp of the issues, themes and challenges central to managing people, whatever the context.

The course will suit you if you're seeking, or have already started, a career in managing people or as a specialist HR professional anywhere in the world. Its international focus is particularly relevant if your career plans involve working in:

  • other countries
  • international organisations within your home country (including the UK), or
  • home country organisations which emulate the highest standards of HRM practice worldwide.

If you're pursuing an HR career in the UK, we also offer a popular MSc in Human Resource Management, which is tailored to the needs of British HR professionals.

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CIPD recognition

We have one of the largest, longest established, and most diverse teams of HRM subject experts of any British university.

The high quality of human resource management teaching and research at Bristol Business School has been recognised by the British professional body for HR practitioners, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

The course leads directly to Associate Membership of the CIPD and also satisfies the knowledge requirements for the higher grades of membership. Student membership of the CIPD comes free with this course.

Strong links with industry

Alongside up-to-the-minute, practitioner-focused teaching, we also arrange regular opportunities for you to spend time in a local organisation shadowing the work of HR professionals.

We also hold regular speaker events where you can hear from inspiring and influential HR professionals discussing leading practice within their organisations.

Personal development     

A particular feature of this course is the very personal interest we take in your development. Using people analytic tools, behaviour development workshops and a range of practical activities, we'll profile your unique attributes, develop your strengths and offer extensive feedback on your progress throughout.

If you need any help with your English, we offer English language and study skills classes free of charge. You can also complete a Pre-sessional course in English to help you to get the most from our course.

Studying in Bristol

Discover Bristol - a buzzing place to study, with an exciting cultural scene, outstanding music, and a night-life to rival any city outside London.

One of Britain's most historic and beautiful cities, Bristol attracts tens of thousands of students from elsewhere in Britain and around the world. It's within easy travelling distance of London, Bath and Oxford.

Entry Requirements

  • a good honours degree (high 2:2) in any subject
  • a keen and informed interest in HRM and persuasive reasons for believing that a career in Human Resource Management is suited to your particular strengths, interests and abilities.

If English is not your first language, you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration Agency and the University's minimum English Language requirements for postgraduate study, such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.

Career Prospects

This intensive master's course equips you with the professional knowledge and skills you need to make an immediate contribution in an entry-level HR role.

Previous members of our Human Resource Management masters' courses have progressed to high profile roles in international organisations such as Avon and Somerset Constabulary, British American Tobacco, Barclays Bank, Colgate Palmolive, Deloitte, KPMG, L'Oréal (Paris), the National Health Service, Nestlé, and Towers Watson plc.

We prepare you to progress in your career in many ways, including:

  • arranging opportunities for you to work alongside HR professionals in local organisations
  • practical workshops that coach you in selection, interviewing, discipline, training and negotiating skills
  • psychometric and motivational profiling, to develop your insight into your strengths and attributes which are likely to enhance your career progression
  • guest speaker events where you can learn about HR practice in different organisations
  • access to our award-winning Careers Service.

Course Details

The course content has recently been reaccredited by the CIPD and the modules listed are aligned to core knowledge and behaviours on the new Profession Map.

Our MSc in Human Resource Management (International) course will equip you with:

  • a critical grasp of issues, themes and challenges central to managing people in different contexts
  • expertise in designing and adapting core HR strategies, systems, processes and practices
  • diagnostic models and conceptual frameworks for matching HR solutions to specific national, international and organisational requirements
  • personal and professional qualities, behaviours and knowledge suitable for leadership roles in HRM.

Compulsory modules
Critical People Analytics
Culture and Behaviour
HR Professional Portfolio
HRM in the Global Business Environment
International People Practice

Optional modules
Employee Relations and Employment Law
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion from a Comparative Perspective
International Employment Relations
Learning and Development
Managing Reward

Organisation-based projects
Issue-based projects

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