International Human Resource Management - MSc



About the course

An organisation’s success is dependent on many things, none more so than the management of skilled, committed and empowered employees who want to grow and meet challenging goals.

Join us on this course and you will quickly develop as an HR specialist with an international outlook, and gain a high level of practical knowledge which will enable you to make a valuable contribution to your team.

You will research and discuss the latest ideas at operational and strategic levels, and learn to recognise the people management implications of corporate goals.

There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable. The entry points are:

Block delivery course entry points

  • September
  • November
  • January
  • March
  • June
  • July





International Human Resource Management - MSc - University Square Campus, Luton

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  • Course level - Postgraduate
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  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Feb,Apr,Jun,Aug,Oct,Nov
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Attendance - Full time
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Why choose this course?

  • Study and analyse data using the latest techniques and knowledge, and learn about the contemporary issues and problems relating to the management of human resources in global organisations
  • Explore and analyse a range of perspectives relating to workplace organisation and its effective management to ensure optimum performance
  • Develop the expertise to make an invaluable contribution to effective organisational management
  • Gain experience of a multi-disciplinary approach to the principles of HR management, strategic management, employee relations, human resource development, international business and management principles through an employability practice-based approach
  • Benefit from the development of expertise that will enable you to work as a human resources strategic business partner, giving support to other strategic managers with critical insights into the world of people in the workplace.

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

On this Human Resource Management MSc course, you will undertake four 30 credit Units and one 60 credit project unit. Our courses are designed to be engaging, attractive and flexible in the current global marketplace.

Your course takes place over three semesters. Depending upon when you join the course, this will determine the order of units which you will study. You will benefit by beginning your studies with others who started at one of the earlier points of entry.

Block delivery course units flow chart

  • Induction Week
  • Unit 1 (30 credits)
  • Unit 2 (30 credits)
  • Unit 3 (30 credits)
  • Unit 4 (30 credits)
  • Business/Law project (BLP) 60 credits

The structure provides an intense and highly rewarding learning experience. The induction week will prepare you well for study on your course. You will then study only one unit at a time, which will enable you to focus upon the subject. Our evidence-based approach is designed to enhance engagement and success by applied practice, working with others and network development. The learning delivery takes place through a mix of interactive lectures, seminars, tutorials and lab sessions, along with guided learning, independent and autonomous learning. This emphasis on active learning uses the latest in teaching and learning approaches, integrated with our employability practice-based method with real businesses to enable you to gain real experience as part of your course.

Units for your course (unit order depends on your start date):

  • Leading People in Creative Teams
  • Talent Resourcing and Development
  • Employment Law in a Global Context
  • Strategic Management

Capstone project

This Master's course provides the opportunity to undertake different types of project, a "Capstone" experience which completes the integration of your studies applied in one of the following:

  • Professional Practice - the central aim of this unit is to provide you with a thorough understanding of the commercial context in which organisations operate. By reflecting upon your existing knowledge and experience you will be required to respond to a number of work-based scenarios through critical evaluation to determine an appropriate course of action.
  • The Live Project - this will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation. The exact nature of the level of work, and nature of responsibility will depend upon the chosen organisation. However, there will be close negotiation between the company and the Business School.
  • The dissertation - this is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course. It will consist of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.

How will I be assessed?

The below given assessment methods are deemed appropriate for the given course/unit learning outcomes:

Individual Written Report, Essays or Literature Review

Your knowledge and skills are developed when you undertake the task of writing an individual report and the whole process contributes to your improvement when it comes to conducting postgraduate level research and developing your enterprise. The ability to perform literature informed research, to review and evaluate the relevant sources and to use an appropriate methodology in order to analyze and evaluate the relevant concepts is being assessed. These will be used mainly as summative assessments, particularly for both HRM specialist units.

Oral Presentation

A number of transferable skills will be developed including the ability to present your findings in a professional, clear and concise manner. We will use this assessment type as part of learning experience both for formative and summative purpose.

Reflective Report

Evaluating your own contribution to a task and/or team is essential in the context of this course but in the workplace as well. It serves as a good formative assessment for some innovative class activities for students, for example: Designing an assessment centre and role play exercises.

Dissertation / Professional Practice / Live Project

Regardless of which master’s capstone experience you opt for, you will have to produce an individual, independent piece of work. You will be asked to identify the research question or problem under investigation, review the relevant literature, develop a sound methodology in order to explore the problem, proceed with the analysis, discuss your findings and make recommendations. It is the capstone of this course and builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in all Units. It will be one of the most challenging but yet enjoyable and rewarding experiences you will encounter.

Entry requirements

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

By completing the course you will have the skills and find career opportunities in the following industries/areas:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Administrative Services
  • Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysts
  • Business Development
  • Labour Relations Specialists
  • Training Development
  • Personal Coach Leaders
  • Leadership Managers

You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil, or PhD.



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and funding

  • The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £6,990 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

  • The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £12,000 per year

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

UK/EU

See UK/EU Postgraduate students for full information on fees and funding.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International

A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See Fees and Funding for International Students for full information.

Facilities

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

How to Apply

  • UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

  • EU students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or apply online

  • International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country.

    You can also apply online

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