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Kelly Benson, Programme Manager


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MSc International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management


Programme overview 

The MSc International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management is a one-year programme designed to give you the tools to develop and evaluate successful employment and human resource policies in a rapidly changing global economy. Our world-leading international faculty will teach you on the programme, and provide a mixture of disciplinary rigour and international expertise to prepare you for an outstanding career in international management, human resource management, labour unions, government, consultancy, and academic and policy research.

Leadership roles in international business and policy arenas increasingly require familiarity with distinctive labour laws, employment policies, and cultural contexts encountered in developed and emerging economies, and this programme provides students with the tools necessary to tackle contemporary management and policy challenges in a range of organisational and international settings.

In contrast to the MSc Management and Human Resources|, the MSc International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management has a stronger emphasis on international and comparative work and offers students a broader choice among specialised topics of study through optional courses and dissertation research.

Key features:
  • A one-year degree providing  you with the unique tools and expertise to excel in leadership roles in the arenas of international business and policy
  • Multidisciplinary training with a focus on comparative and international topics, taught by world-leading international faculty
  • Compulsory core courses focus on International Employment Relations and Globalisation, and Human Resource Management. A wide range of optional courses also allows students to explore different disciplinary approaches to analysing the employment relationship, including those of organisational behaviour, sociology, comparative politics, law, corporate social responsibility and negotiation analysis.

Intellectual skills:

  • Critical thinking skills to evaluate alternative approaches to employment relations and human resource practices
  • Skills in designing human resource management policies in different organizational and national settings
  • Skills in utilizing diverse analytical techniques and managerial practices

Domain knowledge:

  • International and comparative employment relations (focus on North America, Europe, and Asia)
  • Human resource strategy and international regulation in global firms
  • Choice of options in organizational behaviour, employment law, sociology of work, and comparative politics

How we deliver:

  • Multi-disciplinary, dedicated core courses
  •  Critical analysis of contemporary issues in international employment relations and HRM, using case studies and examples from practice
  • International faculty with research expertise covering a range of industries, organizations, and countries
  • Access to the School's vast graduate offerings in management, law, comparative politics, and public policy
  • Students can extend their studies beyond the end of the MSc by way of the European Master's in Labour Studies, which allows entry to around a dozen other participating universities.