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5291F - Global Human Resource Management MSc

Global Human Resource Management MSc

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Start in: September 2022

Develop the skills to become a global human resource professional and a highly marketable graduate who can make an immediate contribution to any organisation.


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:

  • knowledge
  • conceptual
  • analytical
  • practical

You'll graduate with the ability to move globally in your career. You'll become socially adept, mobile and ethical.


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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.

How you'll learn

Your future

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:

  • headhunter
  • 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:

  • Microsoft
  • Lloyds Banking Group Plc
  • ITV Broadcasting Ltd
  • Ericsson
  • Accenture
  • Babcock International Group Plc
  • Aviva
  • Network Rail
  • Ocado
  • Colt Technology Services

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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.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


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
  • alumni
  • 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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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  • explore our beautiful campus
  • find out about our vibrant city
  • discover what students think about studying at Newcastle

You'll also have the opportunity to speak to academic staff and find out more about the courses you're interested in.

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr David Lain
Degree Programme Director
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503
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