Global Human Resource Management – MA

Why Study This Course?

Successfully complete the Global Human Resource Management master’s course and you’ll receive a CIPD Advanced Level 7 Associate Membership Certificate. This will allow you to apply for an upgrade to Chartered Membership or Chartered Fellowship depending on your professional experience. Whether you want to enter junior human resources roles or progress onto more senior roles, this MA will equip you with the skills and knowledge to do so.

More About This Course

The Global Human Resources Management MA is an ideal next step to boost your future career opportunities.

You can study full-time in 12 months or part-time (two evenings per week) over two years. This flexibility ensures you have the choice to continue work or other commitments. January and September start dates are available.

You’ll examine the theories of human resource (HR) strategy and practice, covering issues around employee engagement, talent management, and employment law. This will be applied to all business sizes, from entrepreneurial start-ups to large multinational companies.

Your analytical and critical thinking skills will be developed so you can use the theories to solve practical “real life” HR issues in your workplace. We’ll also help you improve your research skills so you can put together a scientific research report. This report will address the HR issues facing your organisation and how you could tackle them.

We’ve structured the course so your learning meets all the CIPD requirements. For example, the CIPD’s Skills for Business Leadership requirements are delivered and assessed across all four of the core modules.


The teaching staff on this master’s course are highly research-active in their chosen research specialisms. This means you’ll benefit from their expert academic perspectives on the important issues facing the HR profession today.

Guest speakers from private industry, not-for-profit, the public sector, consultancy and authors of highly-respected works will contribute to your learning.

You’re encouraged to join your fellow students at CIPD London branch events. This will further develop your HR expertise and professional HR network.

The high quality of education on our CIPD-related courses means you can expect the following benefits as commended by the CIPD:

  • an up to date and high-quality curriculum
  • excellent standards of teaching and learning
  • strong commitment and support from lecturers
  • effective use of action learning sets
  • a strong ethos and beneficial formative feedback
Accelerated Study

Following successful completion of the Global Human Resource Management postgraduate diploma (or an equivalent course meeting CIPD requirements for the Advanced Level Diploma in HRM), you may be considered for direct entry to Human Resource Management MA with credit for up to five modules (100 credits) but will be required to complete 80 credits through the Research Methods in Human Resource Management module, which is worth 20 credits, and the Human Resource Management Dissertation module, which is worth 60 credits.

To be admitted to the Global Human Resource Management MA top-up course, you are normally required to demonstrate an average of 55% pass marks across the Human Resource Management postgraduate diploma, with 55% or more achieved in the dissertation/management research report/project.

An alternative Global Human Resource Module MA option module (20 credits) may be taken instead of the Research Methods in Human Resource Management module, provided that you can demonstrate that you have successfully passed an equivalent Research Methods HRM module and supply an accepted dissertation proposal. The assessment of this will be determined by the course/module lead.

Accreditation Of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular Structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 Modules Include:

Contextualising Management (core, 20 credits)

International HRM: Working Across Cultures (core, 20 credits)

Leading, Managing and Developing People (core, 20 credits)

Resourcing and Developing Talent (core, 20 credits)

Business Consultancy Project-portfolio assessment (alternative core, 60 credits)

Dissertation (alternative core, 60 credits)

Professional Development and Work Placement (alternative core, 60 credits)

Data Analysis for Global Business (option, 20 credits)

Employee Engagement (option, 20 credits)

Employment Law and Practice (option, 20 credits)

International Business Strategy with Simulation (option, 20 credits)

International Project Management Practice (option, 20 credits)

Managing Employment Relations in Contemporary Organisations (option, 20 credits)

Social Psychology (option, 20 credits)

Sustainability in Global Companies (option, 20 credits)

Where This Course Can Take You

Complete our Global Human Resources Management MA and you’ll possess a significant career advantage. Recent graduates have attained full-time positions from their placements in financial services, leisure and tourism, major international charities and the health sector.

Other graduates that have gone on to work in the private sector have moved from administrative and PA positions to being in charge of strategic HR projects. We also have graduates who have moved up into international HR management positions for global companies.

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