Description of programme

This programme aims to develop knowledgeable practitioners with an appreciation of multi-cultural international practice. The course will help you to be able to critically measure HR interventions using quantitative/qualitative, scientific and psychological approaches to managing human resources. This MSc will also equip you with the tools to critically examine and apply contemporary approaches to HR management within organisations that are operating in a global environment. It will cover the financial, project management and relationship skills you need to succeed in global HR management.

International Human Resource ManagementThe University of Aberdeen draws on ancient heritage and globally recognised excellence in research and teaching to challenge students academically and to connect them with the world of practice. This MSc covers core areas in HR such as Resourcing and Talent Management, Managing Performance and Digital Engagement and Relationships. You’ll develop a thorough understanding of fundamental concepts, principles, theories, practices and legislative frameworks underlying international human resource management.

Why this programme?

You will be able to critically examine and translate your learning of organisations within a changing global environment using quantitative and qualitative skills. You will develop a deep understanding of the key issues, institutions, opportunities and managerial processes that are central to international human resource management. You will:

  • Learn to effectively apply HR professional behaviours and values
  • Apply tools to critically examine and apply contemporary approaches to HR management
  • Analyse criteria and specifications appropriate to issues in leadership and management
  • Understand global best practice across varied sectors and industries
  • Develop a broad knowledge of fundamental concepts, principles, theories and practices

Careers

This MSc programme produces graduates who are capable of critically evaluating and applying current research and advanced thinking in international human resource management. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to engage within the international HR environment and will have the potential to enter a wide range of industries around the world as an HR practitioner.

Entry Requirements

This programme is open to graduates from any discipline and does not require business or management study to be completed at undergraduate level.

Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a degree at 2:2 (lower second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).

Starting September 2021

You can study the MSc full time over a period of 14 months

This programme is open to graduates from any discipline and does not require business or management study to be completed at undergraduate level.

English Language Requirements

To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. 

The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

  • Your first degree was studied in English

OR

  • IELTS Academic:
    • OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 6.0; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT:
    • OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 21; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21
  • PTE Academic:
    • OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 54; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54
  • Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:
    • OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 169; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Fees

The tuition fee is 105,000 QR per programme.

Tuition fees are fixed at the point of entry so there is no annual increase for returning students.