International Human Resource Management, MA/PGDip

International Human Resource Management, MA/PGDip

This programme is designed for people with an interest in human resource management and/or experience in human resource activities who wish to extend their skills. It offers an opportunity to focus on cultural and management issues at the international level and it would suit both students from home and overseas who wish to study this postgraduate programme in the UK.

Overall, it provides students with the ability to develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current problems and issues in international human resource management.

The aims of this programme are:

  • To prepare students for careers in human resource management and generalist managerial positions by developing in them, a systematic, broad, analytical and integrated understanding of key aspects of business
  • To place particular emphasis on the acquisition of management skills and an understanding of human behaviour as significant vocational elements in the development of successful managers in a variety of organisational contexts
  • To provide a general business education which stimulates an objective understanding of the role of organisations in the changing global business environment and of the ethical responsibilities of organisation policy makers
  • To enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development in order to contribute most effectively to the future of society at large.


Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour


Greenwich Campus


1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A relevant first degree from a recognised university or higher education institute (generally a 2.2 or equivalent).

* Students who were educated in a language other than English should demonstrate an IELTS score of normally 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or above, or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students may follow our Pre- Sessional English courses (accredited by the British Council).


Students are assessed on varied aspects of organisational practice through portfolios, case studies, presentations, practical activities and written assignments, on the conceptual issues, the research basis and on skill.

Career options

Graduates can pursue professional positions in international human resource management in public and private institutions, international companies, government departments, non-governmental organisations, trade unions and similar agencies.

Course content

Full time

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Human Resources Management

Our human resources management programmes give you the professional development you'll need, whether you're just starting out or wanting to progress to a more senior role

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"I am going to miss the highly resourceful state of the art library and the ever available updated materials that make you feel at ease on your research work."

Ola Ebietomiye (Nigeria)       
MA International Human Resources Management Graduate

"Life at University of Greenwich was challenging at first, but expert support from staff at the university and the facilities available made it so easy and smooth sailing. Can't wait to return there for another programme."

Emem Ekanem (Nigeria) 
MA International Human Resources Management Graduate

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