MSc International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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With more and more people working for international corporations or global international supply chains, the study of international human resources and industrial relations is becoming ever more important.
- Gain understanding of the differences between the employment practices and industrial relations systems of varying countries and multinationals
- Learn how variations in practice and systems are influenced by social and economic factors
- Study the influence of economic integration on changing systems of employment and industrial relations
CIPD Course recognition
The course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) to the new equivalent advanced level postgraduate standard. You can enhance your studies by taking additional CIPD components that prepare you for CIPD membership.
To qualify for membership you need to attend a series of skills workshops, with presentations by guest speakers, and complete a range of activities enabling you to develop practical HR skills.
You join CIPD as a student member and when you have passed all course units (including the dissertation) and the CIPD components, your CIPD membership will be automatically updated to Associate Member. Once you have applied your knowledge in the workplace, you can apply for Chartered membership.
If you are interested in domestic human resource management you might like to consider our MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations .
Teaching and learning
Course unit details
During the course you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semester one and two total 120 credits and consists of both compulsory and optional taught units which can be viewed in the list below. Please note that certain modules have to be taken to achieve CIPD recognition
Over the summer period, you will carry out your Research Dissertation, worth 60 credits. Examples of recent dissertation project topics include:
- Work-life balance: perspectives of female teachers from the UK and India
- Demographic change in Germany and Japan and the implications for the labour market
- A comparative study of gender discrimination at work in the UK and China
- The impact of support practices on expatriate adjustment in a Russian multinational corporation
- Coping mechanisms of Nigerian women balancing motherhood and managerial roles
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Workplace Research and Analysis Skills||BMAN60261||15||Mandatory|
|International Human Resource Management||BMAN60992||15||Mandatory|
|Multinationals and Comparative Employment Systems||BMAN70051||15||Mandatory|
|HRM: Strategy and Practice||BMAN70231||15||Mandatory|
|Comparative Industrial Relations||BMAN71911||15||Mandatory|
|International Labour Law and Regulation||BMAN71922||15||Mandatory|
|The Management of International Organizational Change||BMAN62082||15||Optional|
|HRM: Context and Organisation||BMAN71242||15||Optional|
|Employment Practice and Equality||BMAN72382||15||Optional|