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Global Human Resource Management MSc

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

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024
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This course will prepare you for the workforce of today and the future. Navigate diverse and complex business environments. Show awareness of institutions and organisations. You'll be able to manage people in any organisation, regardless of its size or characteristics.

Global human resource management enables organisations and professionals to:

  • manage diverse workforces across national and geographic boundaries
  • recognise local and global socio-economic interdependence and interconnectedness

The course gives you a heightened awareness of:

  • different institutional environments
  • diversity and cultural sensitivities
  • ethical and moral imperatives

It provides you with a firm foundation in areas such as:

  • knowledge
  • conceptual understanding
  • analytical ability
  • practical human resource management skills

You'll be able to pursue a career in this specialist field.

Once enrolled, you'll join the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. You'll develop into a socially adept and ethical graduate. You will be able to move globally in your career.

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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
  • learn from internationally-renowned researchers and practitioners and benefit from their significant experience and knowledge
  • experience conducting an independent HR resource project, choosing between a dissertation and practice-based project
  • prepare for your professional career in human resources on our 'The Reflexive Human Resource Practitioner' module


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. Previous graduates have had careers with global employers such as:

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

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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 80 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, national and international leaders
  • over 34,000 alumni in our network, spanning over 150 countries
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is the gateway to Newcastle Helix - an innovation hub and community that brings together industry leaders, businesses and top researchers.

Our facilities include:

  • flexible conference room with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing over 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and over 25 seminar and teaching spaces, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • dedicated Student Hub and Quiet Space, providing a balanced mix of study space for group work or quiet, individual study
  • contemporary café
  • employability hub to support your career aspirations
  • Bloomberg Room to give you a real feel for the trading room floor
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics Lab, a state-of-the-art research facility for conducting studies in experimental economics and economic psychology

The Frederick Douglass Centre at Newcastle Helix also offers further study and learning spaces. This includes a 750 seat auditorium – the largest in the University.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 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

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

INTO International Pre-Master's - Pathway course

Our Business and Humanities Pre-Master's will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course.

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  • webinars

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Questions about this course?

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

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