International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations MSc

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  • Objectives
    Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), this new international course replaces the International pathway of the MSc Human Resource Management (HRM). The study of human resource management and industrial relations in an international and comparative context has become important due to the internationalisation of the global economy, the development of pan-national regulatory bodies and the increased dominance of multinational companies and global supply chains. You will gain an understanding of the differences between countries and multinationals in their employment practices and industrial relations systems, and how they are influenced by the social and economic contexts in which they operate; and the influence of economic integration on changing systems of employment and industrial relations. Successful completion of the course entitles you to Graduate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Close links are maintained with local branches of the CIPD via guest speakers. The CIPD awards an annual course prize for the best performance on the course.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: Normally a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours (overall average 65%), or the overseas equivalent in any discipline is required. When assessing your academic record we take into account your grade average, position in class, references, and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. We particularly welcome applicants from institutions of high ranking and repute.
  • Academic title
    International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations MSc
  • Course description
    Module details

    Please note : this is a new MSc course and the following is a list of modules currently planned. The details about each provide a broad indication of planned module content.

    Typical compulsory and optional course units may include: Comparative Industrial Relations; Human Resource Management 1; Research Methods for Organisations; Human Resource Management 2; International Management; Employment Policy and Practice 2: Globalisation and Employment; International Labour Law and Regulation; International Human Resource Management; International Organisational Change; Organisation Development.

    There may also be an opportunity to study for one semester in an Exchange Institution. This will need to be discussed on an individual basis with the course director.

    Career opportunities

    This is a new course for 2008 so there are no graduate destination statistics. However, it will be particularly helpful for those intending to pursue careers within multinational companies based in the UK or elsewhere and broaden the international understanding of HR professionals who wish to work in a global context .

    The new International Graduate Scheme (IGS) allows international students to apply for a one year IGS visa on completion of their UK qualification. With the visa, an international graduate can work for up to 12 months without the need for an employer to sponsor a work permit application for them.  

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