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International Human Resource Management MA with Integrated Placement (15 months/24 months) (CIPD Accredited)

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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    15 months full-time (3 months placement) 2 years full-time (12 months placement)

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    UK/EU students*

    Full-time students (15 months): £11,300
    Full-time students (24 months): £11,800

    *Course fees are subject to annual inflation

  • Last Updated

    21 June 2019


In a globalised world HR professionals face many challenges around the areas of leadership and people management, cross-cultural and expatriate management, global integration, governance systems and, and reward and performance management. In increasingly international and dynamic work places, organisations require adaptable professionals who understand these issues.

Why study MA International Human Resource Management with Integrated Placement (15 months/24 months) at Middlesex University?

Grounded in the standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the world’s largest HR professional body, this course provides a unique insight in traditional and non-traditional sectors with a focus on subjects such as international reward management, globalisation and liberalisation of the national economies, and comparative employment relations. As well as acquiring knowledge on these key topics you will also develop the capabilities to utilise people related data, metrics, and use analytics for insight driven and informed practice to further the priorities of the organisation.

The course, designed for both graduates and HR professionals, has a strong emphasis on understanding the links between theory and practice, taught by an experienced and research driven team you will also attend guest lectures from renowned HR professionals, develop skills in metrics and analytics with practitioners, residential activities, and have the option of integrating a 6 month work placement into your learning. If you would like a more graduated approach to undertaking study there is also the extended 15 month version of the course.

Course highlights

  • Middlesex University is a CIPD Approved Centre and successful completion of the programme leads to Associate Membership of the CIPD.
  • Develop an understanding of key issues in international HRM including; international reward management, organisation development and change management in MNCs, globalisation and liberalisation of the national economies, comparative employment relations, and international trade union movement
  • Opportunity to incorporate a 6 month work placement to enable you to develop your professional practice and apply and the knowledge and skills acquired in the course
  • Gain insights into the application of theory into practice through learning from both research active academics and experienced practitioners
  • The course meets standards of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the world’s largest HR professional body.

As part of this course, you can do an optional three month or one year industry placement. Programmes with integral placements give you the opportunity to apply the skills you have learned throughout your studies in a practical environment. You will be earning a full time salary and will learn skills that can't be taught in a classroom at University. During the placement, you will be able to gain further insight into industrial practice that you can take forward into your individual project and into your future career.

Although the placement is not guaranteed, the University maintains links with a wide network of organisations who offer placement opportunities. The University will also provide you with full support to help you secure a placement, from job application to the interview.

In order to qualify for the placement period you must have passed all modules in the semesters preceding the placement. The placement will take place after the taught modules and before your final dissertation/applied project.

Visit the International Human Resource Management MA with Integrated Placement (15 months/24 months) (CIPD Accredited) page on the Middlesex University website for more details!




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