M.Sc.-International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management
The emergence of major regional governments, such as the European Union, and the progressive internationalisation of private firms is transforming company level employment relations. Traditionally, these would have been considered at the company and the industry level and mainly within the national context. Nowadays, even public sector organisations operate increasingly in international labour markets, which means that those entering careers in employment relations and human resource management need a good grasp of theory and practice that spans several countries.
This MSc programme provides a mixture of disciplinary rigour and international evidence to prepare students for future work in a variety of areas including management, trade unions, government, consultancy, and academic and policy research. It is taught by an outstanding group of comparative scholars.
In contrast to the MSc in Human Resource Management, this MSc offers you a wider range of disciplinary options and it has a strong emphasis on international and comparative work. The comparative employment relations course primarily embraces the European Union, East Asia and the United States, but some courses allow scope to consider other countries as well. Other courses available offer discipline based teaching in labour economics, industrial psychology, organisational behaviour, sociology, and law.