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Human Resources & International Management (MSc)

Course Description

Why this course?

In this full time programme, students will study the management challenges encountered by global organisations, with particular emphasis on attracting, managing and developing people.

The programme brings together cutting-edge scholarship on global business management and international human resource management to provide a bespoke learning experience tailored to students looking to pursue senior roles that have a strong ‘people management’ element.

You'll study

You’ll study a tailored programme of human resources (HR) and business modules that specifically prepare students for management roles within global multinational enterprises and other international organisations. Human resource learning will be delivered through targeted modules such as:
-Global Staffing
-Labour & Diversity in Global Context
-HR in Business Context
-Comparative & International Employment Relations

These and other HR-oriented learning will be complemented with modules engaging with a range of related challenges for international business managers, including:
-Understanding the Global Business Environment
-Managing Across Cultures
-Professional Management Practice

Students will also have the opportunity to select a number of elective modules from an extensive programme of HR and business learning offered by Strathclyde Business School.

Major projects:
Students will be required to undertake a research-based project that will focus on an organisational management issue with an international focus. You'll be assisted to connect with an international organisation and its managers to conduct research and produce a practically-focused report.


Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students.

The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses.

Guest lectures

You'll have the opportunity to attend guest lectures and tailored seminars delivered by leading HR and business managers, focusing on the practical challenges of managing people in multi-national enterprises and international organisations.

Learning & teaching

Students will learn through a combination of the following:
-practical exercises
-expert-led seminars
-networking events
-online learning events

How can I fund my course?

Scholarship search: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/

Scottish students:
Students living in Scotland can find out more about funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland.

English/EU students:
Students ordinarily resident in England may be eligible to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 to cover their tuition fees and living costs. Students resident in the EU may also apply.


As a graduate of this programme you could work for organisations such as:
-global multinationals and other businesses trading or managing people across territories
-government and public sector organisations dealing with international management issues
-global non-governmental organisations such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNICEF

Visit the Human Resources & International Management (MSc) page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

Entry Requirements

First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any degree subject. For students whose first language is not English, achievement of the following minimum level of proficiency in English Language, taken within the past two years, is required: IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each criteria. Prospective applicants must keep in mind that the above constitute minimum requirements and that meeting those requirements does not guarantee acceptance on the course.

Course Fees

Scotland/EU: £9,500, Rest of UK: £9,500, International: £17,000

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