International Human Resource Management

University of Liverpool

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The International Human Resource Management MSc considers the international dimension and implications of all core Human Resource Management (HRM) practices and their impact on core business functions, including the complexities of managing people across multiple countries, legislative frameworks and cultures, management of expat staff and workforce diversity.

Developed by experts at the University of Liverpool’s AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accredited Management School, the curriculum blends core HRM skills such as managing performance, learning and development and managing change and conflict, with core business skills. These have been tailored specifically to meet the needs of professionals in this area, including leadership, data and financial management, business ethics and sustainability. 

You will graduate not just as an HRM practitioner but as an HRM champion, able to engage with, inspire and lead organisational colleagues, divisions, and disciplines at all levels. 


Develop your Human Resource (HR) knowledge within a global context with this fully online International Human Resource Management MSc delivered by experts at the University of Liverpool’s AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accredited Management School. You will graduate with enhanced skills and knowledge to be a highly effective manager and HR professional able to exert strategic influence in your organisation.



Study Mode


30 months


Start Date(s)


January 10 2023

May 23 2023

October 10 2023


Course details

This programme consists of the following modules. 
You are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full Master of Science (MSc), 120 credits to achieve the postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) and 60 credits to achieve the postgraduate certificate (PG Cert).  

•    Strategic Human Resource Management (15 credits)    
•    Becoming a Leader (15 credits)  
•    Ethical and Sustainable Business Practice (15 credits)    
•    Finance and Data Analysis for Managers (15 credits)    
•    Strategic Learning, Training and Development (15 credits)    
•    Managing Change and Conflict (15 credits)    
•    People and Performance Management (15 credits)    
•    Research Methods (15 credits)    
•    Dissertation (60 credits)

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact our admissions team.

Applicants should possess either: 
•    A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in any subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or 
•    Professional work experience in a related field and/or other prior qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Career outcomes

As a programme graduate you will be able to advance an existing career in Human Resource Management, move into a HRM role, or enhance a managerial career.  You will also be well placed to pursue specialist career paths in areas such as learning and development, conflict resolution or recruitment.  This could include positions on a worldwide scale for organisations such as multinationals, government bodies and major international retailers.      

Contact University of Liverpool

+44 (0)151 318 4466

University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom
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