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An organisation’s success is dependent on many things, none more so than the management of skilled, committed and empowered employees who want to grow and meet challenging goals.

Join us on this course and you will quickly develop as an HR specialist with an international outlook, and gain a high level of practical knowledge which will enable you to make a valuable contribution to your team.

You will research and discuss the latest ideas at operational and strategic levels, and learn to recognise the people management implications of corporate goals.

There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable. The entry points are:

• September
• November
• January
• March
• June
• July

Why choose this course?

• Study and analyse data using the latest techniques and knowledge, and learn about the contemporary issues and problems relating to the management of human resources in global organisations
• Explore and analyse a range of perspectives relating to workplace organisation and its effective management to ensure optimum performance
• Develop the expertise to make an invaluable contribution to effective organisational management
• Gain experience of a multi-disciplinary approach to the principles of HR management, strategic management, employee relations, human resource development, international business and management principles through an employability practice-based approach
• Benefit from the development of expertise that will enable you to work as a human resources strategic business partner, giving support to other strategic managers with critical insights into the world of people in the workplace.

Visit the website: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/postgraduate/next-year/international-human-resource-management#about

Course detail

On this course you will undertake four 30 credit units and one 60 credit project unit.

Your course takes place over three semesters. Depending upon when you join the course, this will determine the order of units which you will study. You will benefit by beginning your studies with others who started at one of the earlier points of entry.

• Induction Week
• Unit 1 (30 credits)
• Unit 2 (30 credits)
• Unit 3 (30 credits)
• Unit 4 (30 credits)
• Business/Law project (BLP) 60 credits

The structure provides an intense and highly rewarding learning experience. The induction week will prepare you well for study on your course. You will then study only one unit at a time, which will enable you to focus upon the subject. Our evidence-based approach is designed to enhance engagement and success by applied practice, working with others and network development. The learning delivery takes place through a mix of interactive lectures, seminars, tutorials and lab sessions, along with guided learning, independent and autonomous learning. This emphasis on active learning uses the latest in teaching and learning approaches, integrated with our employability practice-based method with real businesses to enable you to gain real experience as part of your course.

Modules (unit order depends on your start date):

• Leading People in Creative Teams
• Talent Resourcing and Development
• Employment Law in a Global Context
• Strategic Management

Capstone project

This Master's course provides the opportunity to undertake different types of project, a "Capstone" experience which completes the integration of your studies applied in one of the following:

• Professional Practice - the central aim of this unit is to provide you with a thorough understanding of the commercial context in which organisations operate. By reflecting upon your existing knowledge and experience you will be required to respond to a number of work-based scenarios through critical evaluation to determine an appropriate course of action.

• The Live Project - this will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation. The exact nature of the level of work, and nature of responsibility will depend upon the chosen organisation. However, there will be close negotiation between the company and the Business School.

• The dissertation - this is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course. It will consist of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Assessment

In line with the Business School’s commitment to practice-based education, a large part of the assessment will relate to the demonstration of your ability to understand International Human Resource Management in practice.

It is the expectation of the course that you understand the theory and develop critical thinking skills, which will help you to evaluate the relevance of what you have learnt. All of this comes together by being able to demonstrate rigorous expertise for a business or related organisation.

Career

By completing the course you will have the skills and find career opportunities in the following industries/areas:

• Human Resource Management
• Administrative Services
• Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysts
• Business Development
• Labour Relations Specialists
• Training Development
• Personal Coach Leaders
• Leadership Managers

You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil, or PhD.

Funding

For information on available funding, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/scholarships/pg

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course/applicationform

Visit the MSc International Human Resource Management page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

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