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MSc International Human Resource Management

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year 2024
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Business and Management


  • Develop a critical understanding of contemporary developments in international HRM
  • Take advantage of a rich combination of innovative and traditional teaching methods including taught sessions, guest speaker series and activities such as blended and virtual learning
  • Forward-thinking programme that enhances technological and digital literacy to drive successful and socially responsible business decisions
  • In place of a traditional dissertation, you will work on a virtual consultancy project, providing innovative HRM solutions which address current challenges from real organisations
  • Gain the skills and understanding to thrive in a changing, global workplace
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UK Business School of the Year

Times Higher Education Awards 2022

Triple accredited Business School


Top 100 Financial Times ranked European Business School

Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities


Accredited by: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

Entry requirements

A 2:2 with honours in any discipline. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.

Pre-Masters programme for international students

The Graduate Diploma in Management run by the INTO University of Exeter Centre is a pre-Masters programme designed to enhance your subject knowledge, study skills and English ability. Successful completion of the Diploma (subject to achieving the specific grades of entry) gives students from overseas the skills needed for acceptance onto this Masters programme.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

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Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

My advice to anyone contemplating doing this course at Exeter is simple: go for it! You'll be immersed in a challenging academic atmosphere, supported by outstanding teachers and peers, all while living in one of the loveliest cities in the UK. Trust me, it's an experience you'll remember forever!

The professors here are not just specialists, but also helpful and engaging. They bring the subject matter to life with real-world examples and interactive sessions. The emphasis on practical application is a game changer, ensuring that what we learn in class transfers effortlessly into the workplace.

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MSc International Human Resource Management

Course content

This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time.

The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term and most of the summer to work on a virtual consultancy project. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.

  • During the programme you will study modules totalling 180 credits.
  • Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.
  • Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.


2024/25 entry

UK fees per year:

£17,800 full-time

International fees per year:

£30,000 full-time


We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This includes over £5 million in scholarships for international students, such as our Global Excellence Scholarships*.

For more information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships and bursaries page.

*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.

Teaching and research

Our research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Our research-led teaching is combined with practical experiences such as field trips and project work, so that you can apply your learning to real world scenarios. Upon graduation, you will have the skills and knowledge to pursue the career you want, wherever in the world you choose to work.

Our programmes cover a range of disciplines including entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, human resource management, and tourism. With strong links to organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and with professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), we ensure that your Masters degree is widely recognised in today’s global marketplace.

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.

The Business School is home to the following research centres:

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Last year, I completed my undergraduate degree in History. However, long before its completion, I knew I was not ready for my time at Exeter to end. So, I made the easy decision to continue my studies here. My undergraduate years were fantastic, but I wanted to shift gears and focus on a field with more direct applications to business and management, hence the leap to International Human Resource Management.

The teaching on this course has been phenomenal. The module leaders and conveners are deeply engaged, ensuring we not only understand theoretical components but also how to apply them in real-world scenarios. The combination of top-notch teaching, a supportive campus environment, and excellent career services makes it a fantastic choice.

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MSc International Human Resource Management


Upon graduation, you will have an enhanced commercial awareness and understanding of the impact of HR decisions on an organisations success from recruitment to retention and talent management strategies for different stages of a company’s growth in an ever changing, global future.

Graduates can look to work in a diverse range of roles including:

  • Human Resource Business Partner
  • Training and Development Officer
  • Organisational Development Advisor
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Employment Relations Advisor

Developing your skills and career prospects

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our postgraduate Business School careers service web page for more information.

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We offer a fantastic Double Degree option

Spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees and the opportunity to expand your knowledge even further.

We offer a fantastic Double Degree option with:

  • Grenoble Ecole de Management in France

For more information on Double Degrees and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.