Our Global Human Resource Management MSc teaches you how to operate effectively within diverse and complex contexts to demonstrate awareness of institutions and organisations. This course prepares you for the workforce of today and the future, regardless of an organisation’s size and characteristics.
Global human resource management enables organisations and professionals to:
- manage diverse workforces across national and geographic boundaries
- recognise socio-economic interdependence and interconnectedness both locally and globally
It involves a heightened awareness of:
- different institutional environments
- diversity and cultural sensitivities
- ethical and moral imperatives
This course provides you with a firm foundation in the skills required to pursue a career in this specialist field, these include:
You'll graduate with the ability to move globally in your career. You'll become socially adept, mobile and ethical.
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Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:
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What you'll learn
Through this HR master' s degree you'll:
- understand the nature and importance of ethical and socially responsible issues in human resource management
- apply your skills and knowledge to global HR problems through a variety of practical situations. These include case studies, role-play and group exercises
- learn from internationally renowned researchers and practitioners. They'll share their significant experience and knowledge throughout your course
- experience conducting an independent HR resource project. You'll choose between a dissertation and practice-based project with input from practitioners
- prepare for your professional career in human resources. Our module 'The Reflexive Human Resource Practitioner' is dedicated to your personal and professional development
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Module information is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
Optional modules availability
Some courses have optional modules. Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
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|Diversity in a Global Context||10|
|Thinking Differently about Global Human Resource Management||10|
|HRM in Cross-National Contexts||10|
|Dissertation (Global HRM)||60|
|Practice Based Project (Global HRM)||60|
How you'll learn
The course is modular, comprising:
- 180 credits of compulsory and optional modules
- full time over 12 months
This master’s degree offers you a stimulating curriculum and a supportive teaching and learning environment.
Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Case study
- Professional skills assessments
- Oral presentation
- Problem-solving exercises
- Reflective log
- Research proposal
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:
- recruitment coordinator
- civil servant
- human resource consultant
- compensation and benefits manager
- human resource and training development manager
- human resource manager
- head of HR division
This course prepares you for a wide range of careers with employers, such as:
- Lloyds Banking Group Plc
- ITV Broadcasting Ltd
- Babcock International Group Plc
- Network Rail
- Colt Technology Services
Our Careers Service
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.
Quality and ranking
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body
From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:
- regional, nationality and international leaders
- leading professionals and practitioners from industry
The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.
Our facilities provide:
- a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
- four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
Depending on your residency history, if you’re a student from the EU, other EEA or a Swiss national, with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll normally pay the ‘Home’ tuition fee rate and may be eligible for Student Finance England support.
EU students without settled or pre-settled status will normally be charged fees at the ‘International’ rate and will not be eligible for Student Finance England support.
If you are unsure of your fee status, check out the latest guidance here.
We support our EU and international students by providing a generous range of Vice-Chancellor's automatic and merit-based scholarships. See our searchable postgraduate funding page for more information.
What you're paying for
Tuition fees include the costs of:
- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
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- tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.
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