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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.

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  • September 2023
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Navigate diverse and complex business environments and show 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

The course involves a heightened awareness of:

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

This course provides you with a firm foundation to pursue a career in this specialist field, including:

  • knowledge
  • conceptual understanding
  • analytical ability
  • practical HR skills

After enrolling, you'll join the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Over time you'll develop into a socially adept and ethical graduate with the ability to move globally in your career.

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What you'll learn

Through this HR Master's degree you'll:

  • understand ethical and social responsibility issues in human resource management
  • apply your skills and knowledge to global HR problems through practical situations
  • learn from the significant experience and knowledge of internationally-renowned researchers and practitioners
  • conduct an independent HR resource project, choosing between a dissertation and practice-based project
  • prepare for your 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 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 2023 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 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

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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 Graduate Diploma - Pathway courses

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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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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