Coventry University: International Human Resource Management

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Marketing and Management
Study type Taught


Ranked 20th in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing in the 2018 Guardian University Guide, Coventry has taught Human Resource Management (HRM) at postgraduate level for over 30 years and is now one of the largest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) approved assessment centres in the UK.

The MSc in International HRM is accredited by the CIPD, the only HR institution in the world to recognise HR professionals through chartered membership. It is benchmarked against the Institute’s HR Profession Map of eight behaviours and 10 professional areas, which means that on successful completion of the four mandatory modules in Semester One, you should be eligible for the CIPD Associate membership.

The course, which aims to prepare you for international employment in human resources management or development (HRD), places an emphasis on research-informed human resource management practices. It also includes the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) module, Professional Development, which means that students who successfully complete this module will also gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management and a CMI Level 7 Award in Professional Consulting.

With over 5,000 students, Coventry Business School is one of the largest business schools in Europe. We are active members of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the most important European Business School Association, and our teaching adheres to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), promoting personal and professional ethical behaviour by presenting a range of ethical dilemmas designed to expose you to professional codes of conduct.

Your teaching will be research-informed by specialist lecturers who have experience within the sector and an international reputation for research. In the most recent national research assessment exercise, the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 85% of the School’s ‘Business and Management’ research was recognised internationally, of which 13% received the highest ‘world-leading’ classification.

**Key course benefits;**

- Opportunity to graduate with triple awards – from the University, CIPD (Associate Membership) and CMI.

- Field trips to organisations within a range of sectors and industries, showcasing diversified HR functions. Recent visits have included Jaguar Land Rover, BBC Midlands and Interserve (additional costs may apply)

- Active members of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), as well as being signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) initiative.

- Our annual HR Leaders’ Events provide an opportunity to hear first-hand about recent developments in the HR profession from current practitioners, which have previously included Birmingham International Airport and Babcock International Group speaking with students about change management.


Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic university that provides high quality education to students. Our teaching, staff, facilities and student experience have all been recognised as being among the finest in the sector and our future is looking bright as a modern university with a flourishing global reputation.

Why choose Coventry University?

  • Top 15 for five years running in the Guardian University Guide (2016-2020)
  • Awarded University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st for Overseas Experiences (based on student trips abroad from HESA 2016/17 data)
  • Gold for outstanding teaching ...

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