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Global Human Resource Management MSc

Become a confident HR leader and navigate global HR challenges with our fully online MSc.

Key information

Study mode:

100% online


2 years, part time

Applications open:

14 March 2024

Application deadline:

23 August 2024

Next start date:

23 September 2024


January, April and September

Tuition fees:

£19,260 *

These tuition fees may be subject to increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King's terms and conditions.

(funding options and instalments are available)

* Depending on your country of residence, you may also have to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) in addition to your tuition fees. You can find further information on the King's Goods and Services tax page.

Course overview

Our online Global HRM MSc equips you with skills to generate, critique and refine workforce strategies at individual, organisational, and international levels. It enables you to validate and enhance your existing knowledge and experience in areas such as employment relations, organisational behaviour, and contemporary HR practice.

Guided by our experts, you'll have the opportunity to apply what you learn to a research and consultancy project. This will mirror the challenges faced by HR directors and consultants.

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Why choose this online MSc?

Become a leading people professional

Our course is for both general and specialist HR managers. It prepares you for becoming a future top-table contributor.

Expertly-designed course content

Study a theory-driven, strategic and contemporary in outlook programme, 100% online giving you total flexibility.

Develop advanced workplace skills

Mirroring the workplace, you’ll have the opportunity to solve a real, complex HR issue posed by an employer.

Informed by King’s world-class research

Our HRM academics actively contribute to work and employment-related thought-leadership in the UK, and internationally.

What you'll study

Research-led and industry-driven, this course explores key areas such as developing strategic HR aims, maintaining well-being at work, and selecting, motivating and developing staff. The curriculum is designed to equip you with the core competencies, behaviours, expertise and specialist knowledge recommended by leading industry bodies.

These include the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). This includes leadership, talent management, consultation and communication, ethical practice, global and cultural effectiveness and inclusive working. It reflects the latest HR developments, such as the growing use of HR data and advanced analytics for strategic workforce planning.

How you'll learn

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Module overview

This online Global HRM MSc course is comprised of 10 modules, nine 15-credit core modules and one 45-credit core module (180 credits in total). All modules on the course are core and compulsory, and must be passed to complete the award. You’re required to take the following 10 core modules:

Meet your Programme Director

Dr Penny Simpson, Programme Director for the MSC in Global HR Management from King's College London

Dr. Penny Simpson

Prior to her successful academic career, Penny gained substantial experience within the fast-paced world of banking, management consulting and private sector HR and organisational development.

In her teaching, she brings both academic and practitioner knowledge of people management, management of change, staff development, leadership, and organisational development. Additionally, she is well-versed in qualitative and quantitative research methods.

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How you're assessed

Assessments are designed to test your knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the topics discussed during the course, as well as your ability to analyse and apply specialist knowledge to practice. The assessment type may vary between modules.

However, they’re likely to include one or more of the following forms: 

Written coursework

(essays and reports)

Online exams

Group presentations

Entry requirements

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Career options in Global HR Management

Our Global HRM MSc enhances your expertise to lead workforces strategically and people management globally. The breadth and depth of knowledge and skills you gain are complemented by practical experience in the industry-led research and consultancy project.

This preparation positions you for senior roles in people management, international HRM, employee relations, business development, and global strategy. You’ll be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge of talent management, leadership, transformation management, workforce motivation and performance, responsible and sustainable HR, and data analytics.

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