Our new Global Human Resource Management MSc will help you become a highly marketable graduate who can make an immediate contribution to any multinational organisation. It provides graduates from any background with the skills to pursue an international management career.
You will explore the challenges presented by a complex global economy and develop your skills as a human resource professional, who can respond to the changing nature of a diverse global workforce.
Throughout the course we will encourage you to apply your knowledge and skills to practical problems and situations. Our aim is to encourage intellectual rigour with a strong orientation to practice.
The course aims to provide you with an understanding of:
- the management of people in a global economy
- contemporary approaches to human resource management development and its impact on business performance
- enhancing employee performance, well-being and organisational effectiveness
- the impact of changes in the global socio-economic climate on the management of human resources
- the nature and importance of the ethical issues in human resource management
You are encouraged to develop the critical self-analysis and personal skills that underpin future career development and support the process of lifelong learning. The emphasis on skill development also helps you to meet the professional development requirements of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
On completion of the course you will be able to:
- implement effective processes for the recruitment, selection, retention and development of employees in a global context
- provide advice about how to motivate and reward people to maximise organisational performance
- solve human management problems within the context of the international business environment
- demonstrate ethical sensibility towards the practice of global HRM
Graduates from this course can pursue careers in:
- human resource management
- personnel management
- management development
- organisation development
- human resource management consulting
Practitioner and research led teaching
View profiles of the academic staff who teach on this course:
- Miss Lisa Clark
- Professor Steve Vincent
- Dr David Lain
- Ms Juli Campey
- Dr Harsh Jha
- Dr Stefanie Reissner
- Dr Stewart Johnstone
- Dr Ana Lopes
- Dr Sue Abbott
- Dr Clare Butler
- Dr Elizabeth Alexander
- Professor Alan McKinlay
- Dr Allanah Johnston
- Dr Jingqi Zhu
- Dr Sawlat Zaman
The course is modular, comprising:
- 180 credits of compulsory and optional modules
- full time over 12 months
The course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Successful completion leads to graduate membership of this prestigious institute. Membership provides you with access to leading resources, training support and networks to advance your professional practice in human resource management.
The Global Human Resource Management MSc also aligns with the standards of the American based Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest association devoted to human resource management.
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
- a high quality teaching environment
- innovative programming
- active engagement with industry
Modules for 2017 entry
- NBS8285 Global Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice
- NBS8286 Human Resource Management in Global Context
- NBS8287 Global Employment Relations
- NBS8288 The Reflexive Human Resource Practitioner
- NBS8289 Research Methods
- NBS8500 Dissertation
You will take a further 30 credits from the following:
- NBS8383 Diversity Management
- NBS8384 Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management
- NBS8385 Human Resource Management and Society
- NBS8386 Skills, Training and Human Resource Development
- NBS8387 Comparative Employment Systems
- NBS8060 International Business Strategy
- NBS8265 Managing Change in Organisations
- NBS8142 Current Issues in International Business Management
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £18,000
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.
If you do not have a degree we will take your work experience into consideration. You need to have at least two years' of continuous work experience in a relevant field.
You will also need to attend an interview (telephone or Skype) and provide a written submission.
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- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
How to Apply
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.
The students listed below all studied the International Human Resource Management MA with us. For 2017 entry, this offering has been changed to Global Human Resource Management MSc.
This course has enabled me to gain key knowledge and skills, which I can now market on my CV, enabling me to compete with experienced HR professionals in the industry. I now feel so much more confident compared to a year ago, and ready to take up an HR position in any part of the world.
Apart from developing my knowledge and understanding of HRM in a cross cultural context, the key benefit of my time spent in the Business School was the many transferable skills I collected. As a result, I became more confident in public speaking and voicing my opinion. I have also developed my analytical thinking skills.
The course at the Business School suited my ambitions perfectly, as it combines HRM with international issues. Also, I was very pleasantly surprised with the friendliness of a Newcastle University employee that I met at a Masters fair in Germany. And of course, if you’re going to study anything that begins with ‘international’, it makes sense to do it in another country than your own.
Having the opportunity to study and socialise with friends from all over the world was one of the best things I experienced during the programme. It developed my awareness of cultural diversity, allowed me to develop a multinational network, enhanced the programme’s international insights and enriched my experience of studying abroad.
I chose the International Human Resource Management programme because I realised that 'human' is the most crucial resource in any circumstance. Since managing human resources could be challenging, I decided to study in this field to gain the necessary expertise. The international element of the programme also attracted me because I wanted to broaden my horizons.
In contrast to my undergraduate study experience in my home country, the teaching methods employed at postgraduate level here are quite different. Postgraduate study has enabled me to become more independent and have more control over my work. Moreover, I met lots of individuals through my programme from different backgrounds and cultures which I really enjoyed.