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International Human Resource Management MSc

This course requires IELTS 6.5
. If you don’t have the required level of English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.


This course starts in January and September 2017.

The effective management and development of human resources is a challenging task in any work organization. As the pace of technological change increases and organisations develop a greater international focus, the management and development of people in order to adapt to these changing conditions becomes ever more important.

International Human Resource Management MSc aims to enable students to progress in any career linked with the management and development of people.


International Human Resource management MSc 2

This course has been developed with your future career as its focus, by choosing to study at Coventry you will benefit from:

  • the opportunity to gain the essential requirements needed to work within the broad context of international people management and development;
  • the fact that your studies will include the analysis of models, theoretical frameworks and past and current HRM practice;
  • a special emphasis on global employment issues, including national cultures, legislation and strategies.


The International Human Resource Management MSc is designed to develop a strategic people management and development focus within an international organisational context. The programme places special emphasis on global employment issues, including national cultures, legislation and strategies.

Through the analysis of models, theoretical frameworks, past and current HRM practices, students will be encouraged to develop the skills and strategies with which to support organisations achieve their goals, by adding the value of effective HR management and development practices.
The programme is aimed at individuals wishing to pursue or develop their professional careers within an international HRM context. The course will provide students with the essential requirements needed to work within the broad context of international people management and development. 

Mandatory modules

  • HRM in context;
  • leading, managing and developing people;
  • developing skills for business leadership;
  • organisational design and organisational development;
  • international human resource management;
  • research methods;
  • dissertation.  

Optional modules (students must choose three from the following)

  • Corporate financial strategy;
  • multicultural mindset in international business;
  • international business law;
  • employment reward.


Chartered Management Institute HE Partner

As part of this course you will study Global Professional Development, a beneficial new 10-credit module developed in partnership with the CMI. Explore this module's content and benefits here.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a honours degree at 2:2 or equivalent.

Applicants will be required to complete a successful interview with the programme management team.
English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 6.5


To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The International Human Resource Management MSc offers students the opportunity to analyse and evaluate a variety of HRM strategies and practices within a range of international contexts and cultures.

It serves as excellent preparation for students hoping to move into, or progress in people management roles within an international environment.


Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.


Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

Course code:
  • 1 year full-time

  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time

January 2017 start - £13,678 | September 2017 start - £14,311

Contact Details:

International Office

+44 (0) 24 7765 2152