MSc Management (International Human Resource Management)Find a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Start date||September 2022|
Our intensive, one-year, MSc Management with a specialism in International Human Resource Management (HRM) is for graduates from a wide range of subject backgrounds. It is not necessary to have any prior academic or practical experience in business or management. This programme is for students who aspire to management-level and international HRM roles within their chosen industry.
Our MSc Management pathways provide an introduction to management followed by a detailed exploration of a specific area of management theory and practice, in this case Human Resources Management in an international context. The programme attracts students from around the globe and you will work with students with different backgrounds and interests.
Within this MSc pathway, students develop an in-depth understanding of Human Resource Management theory and practice across borders. You will critically evaluate areas including cross-cultural management, comparative employment relations and HRM, and the Human Resources practices of international organisations.
We aim to guide, teach and develop analytical and confident critical thinkers. You will gain insight into the nature of management and international HRM and will be armed with the knowledge to apply management theory to practice. Group work and presentations, often based on industry case studies, allow practical application of theory and develop the teamwork and communication skills expected in today's workplace.
Bristol is an entrepreneurial city and home to SETSquared, the world’s top university business incubator (UBI Global). You will be taught by leading academics whose research tackles the global societal issues facing modern management. 78 per cent of the School of Management’s research is rated as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014), reflecting its impact in shaping policy and practice.
Fees for 2022/23
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:
- UK: full-time
- Overseas: full-time
Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2022/23
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
You will study five core units worth a total of 90 credit points and your specialist unit, International HRM, worth 30 credit points. The core units include Management and Organisation; Accounting, Finance and Strategy; Operations and Marketing Management; Research Methods; and Academic, Professional and Personal Development.
You will start by studying subjects that are central to a career in management today, including finance and accounting, organisational behaviour and strategic management. In term two you will deepen your understanding of management by studying operations and marketing management as well as management research methods. Throughout, we will help you to develop the skills necessary to meet the complex and dynamic organisational challenges of the 21st century.
The final part of the MSc Management (International HRM) brings an opportunity for in-depth research and investigation into your area of interest and can be adapted to reflect your career goals. Students can choose from the following routes:
- academic dissertation: a methodical exploration of a chosen area of study;
- applied extended project: management research project with an external partner organisation;
- group project: group-based research project that explores management knowledge with a focus on the UN Sustainability Goals.
Each route bears 60 credit points.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Management (International HRM).
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification).
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
We aim to guide, teach and develop knowledgeable, thoughtful and ethical management practitioners who will thrive in a global environment working within international teams. This degree provides excellent preparation for all careers in human resources management in any sector.
Our Careers Service offers support and online training to help you to identify your career goals, apply for opportunities, and perfect your interview technique during your year of study.
Previous graduates of the MSc Management have gone on to work at a variety of companies all over the world, including L'Oreal, World Wildlife Foundation, Deutsche Bank, LG Electronics, Huawei, Abercrombie & Fitch, and the NHS. Others have gone on to join start-ups or to set up their own businesses.
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REF 2014 results
- 20% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 45% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 30% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 5% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.