Why study at Roehampton

  • You will be introduced to Human Resource Management, and its role in optimising employee contribution to support the long-term strategic objectives of an organisation
  • You will specifically focus on the wider strategic, financial and operational context of managing talent and people across borders and cultures
  • You will have opportunities to utilise the faculty’s expertise and links with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 
  • You will also participate in the Global Leadership Programme, an extracurricular course which through lectures, workshops and networking, you will develop your skillset as an international HRM practitioner

The Roehampton MSc Global Human Resources Management prepares you for a career managing people and critical resources. You will study the wider strategic, financial and operational context of managing talent and people across borders and cultures and be introduced to a variety of professional HR service sectors.

This programme is tailored to students with the ambition to become thought leaders and practitioners in the field of global and cross-cultural HRM. It is the appetite for emerging perspectives of human resources and personnel management, from a global perspective, critically reflected and put into practice, which will set you apart from the crowd.

As part of this degree you will have the opportunity to sign up for the Global Leaders Programme, which will expand your skillset enabling you to bring innovative perspectives that will help organisations succeed in a complex, global environment. You will learn to communicate your vision effectively to a wider audience and engage with a diverse range of people and perspectives.

Upon graduation you will be able to demonstrate to potential employers your intellectual curiosity, ambition and desire to enter careers in people management and senior HR functions. The programme also benefits from our faculty’s expertise of HR practices in the UK, such as links with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and other relevant external bodies and stakeholders.

You will develop expertise in contemporary strategic areas of HR, such as cross cultural management and understanding the role of an HR business partner in supporting the strategic role of an organisation.

The programme also introduces you to major business functions such as, strategy, financial management, global and cross-cultural dimensions of managing organisations, responsible leadership and marketing. Additionally, our research methods module will equip you with the knowledge and techniques to pursue empirical and conceptual work of academic rigour, real world impact and industry relevance alike.

The final project, in which you can choose to complete either a dissertation, consultancy project or internship report, gives you the opportunity to focus on an issue that is aligned with your experience, your research interests and your future career plans.

The course is designed to resonate with people from a variety of backgrounds, so you won’t need to have specific area of academic experience or particular work experience.

7 Core Modules (20 credits):

  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Financial Performance Management 
  • Leadership and Change Management 
  • Strategic Management and CSR 
  • Research Methods 
  • Managing across Cultures 
  • HR Business Partnering 

Final project, one out of (each 40 credits):

  • Dissertation
  • Consultancy report 
  • Internship report 
  • You will also benefit from our Global Leaders Programme, which focusses on your future employability by developing your academic, leadership, consulting and entrepreneurial skills


Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.

Optional modules
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.

Career options

Graduates from this programme are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work in HR strategy, managerial or senior professional services occupations, in large multinational corporations or specialist HR consultancy firms.





Business School

Postgraduate open evening

Wednesday 23 May 2018