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International Human Resource Management MSc: After you graduate

Where this course will take you

This course produces graduates who are ready to succeed in senior human resources jobs with responsibilities in one or more countries.

Recent alumni job titles include:

  • HR co-ordinator, MTV;
  • HR manager, HSBC Bank;
  • HR adviser, O2;
  • HR adviser, Air France;
  • HR officer, Arab Jordan Investment Bank;
  • senior personnel officer, London Borough of Hounslow;
  • HR co-ordinator, Institute of Quality Assurance;
  • careers adviser, University of London Careers Service;
  • chief resources officer, HSA Healthcare;
  • HR adviser, Teddington Studios;
  • training officer in management development, Hertfordshire Constabulary;
  • HR adviser, VSO;
  • HR officer, Starbucks; and
  • HR officer, Budweiser.

Some graduates decide to continue their studies at Kingston University though doctoral research.

What our graduates say

Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.

Madina Amanova

Course: International International Human Resource Management MSc (full time)

Madina Amanova explains why she decided that Kingston Business School was the best place to study on a postgraduate International HRM course.


Barbara Borrelli

Course: International Human Resource Management MSc (full time)

Barbara Borrelli tells us about her experiences as a student on the International Human Resource Management MSc.


Alana Neemar-Aleung

Alana Neemar-Aleung "The international scholarship from Kingston University has helped my dreams become a reality."

Course: International Human Resource Management masters (part time)

Alana is from Trinidad and the recipient of a Kingston University international scholarship.

"The international scholarship from Kingston University has helped my dreams become a reality. Studying part time for my undergraduate degree whilst also working full time was a tough challenge for me, but I knew I wanted to go on to gain a masters as well.

"I'd always heard about the high standards of UK universities and, after researching different options, decided that Kingston University would be the most suitable. I then applied for and accepted a place on the programme, but the exchange rate of my home currency (Trinidad) started to push the masters beyond my reach.

"When I received an invitation from the International Development Office to apply for a scholarship, I regained my enthusiasm knowing that there was a chance that I could win it. In July 2007 I received an email letting me know that I was a recipient and I realised that my dream had now become a reality.

"At the end of my studies I will return to Trinidad and help develop the human resource profession, bringing back world-class knowledge and life-long friendships. Thank you Kingston!"


Natalia Vezuh: "The most rewarding experience of my life"

Course: International Human Resource Management Masters
Current position: International Assignment Manager

Natalia was a Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) prize winner. Her most memorable moment at Kingston University was being given the opportunity to participate in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics as a selection event volunteer.

"Studying for an International Human Resource Management (HRM) MA at Kingston Business School has been the most rewarding experience of my life. I chose to study at Kingston Business School because of its ultra-modern resources and the high value it places on research. Even more of a draw was the Department of Leadership, Organisation and HRM with its passion for modernity and fixation with continuous improvement through feedback from their students and staff. Kingston Business School has one of the most modern learning resource centres in the UK, coupled with a very helpful and dedicated staff.

International HRM at Kingston Business School is by far the best course I have ever undertaken in terms of its structure, the learning experience and my personal development. The course focuses on achieving professional capability in the key areas of people management and development from both national and international perspectives, with particular emphasis on cultural diversity.

Some of the highlights of my studies at the School

Material is delivered in a way that helps students' learning. For instance, lecture material is made available to students via the online learning tool, StudySpace (now Canvas), well ahead of a lecture to facilitate reflection and assimilation. Group discussions and presentations are highly encouraged to promote a participative approach to learning and prepare students for the workplace. Class activities supported the theory and this was very helpful. The interactive nature of the lectures boosted my zeal and confidence in expressing my opinion within an extremely diverse group of people, something that will remain with me throughout my career.

The teaching staff are closely knit and they are all experienced HRM or human resource development (HRD) practitioners and academics, with great passion for what they know how to do best. The staff were always really friendly, professional and always willing to help and provide support in every aspect, thus making life very easy for me.

Their approach of relating theory to practice/reality strengthens your understanding of topics. We studied modules that were extremely relevant to work issues and we were assessed in the most appropriate way. A careful blend of examination, individual assignments and case studies, and a management research report based in an organisational context, is proof of the value it attaches to matching theory and practice. With the knowledge I gained from this course, I feel I can be very confident in handling a human resource (HR) role within any multinational company!

The Department's close alignment with a high-profile professional body - the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) - is a unique opportunity for students studying International HRM at Kingston Business School. This means that you not only get a university masters degree but also a recognised professional CIPD accreditation. This, to me, was a double award which has greatly enhanced not only my degree but also on my CV. Through this link I was able to attend CIPD talks and activities on current national and global HR issues, free of charge, and where I had the privilege of meeting with some the cream of the HR profession.

My most memorable moment of studying International HRM at Kingston Business School is when we were given the training and opportunity to participate in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics as selection event volunteers. This has to be the highlight of my CV! Many people (including my colleagues and interviewees) were eager to know how I got such an opportunity. I could not fail to proudly tell them that this could only happen at Kingston Business School.

With all of the above elements there is no doubt that my career is assured a world-class foundation in research, scholarly and professional excellence. Studying International HRM at Kingston University and in particular Kingston Business School was a fantastic decision, an unforgettably good experience and above all, excellent value for money. I received a Diana Winstanley Bursary and was a CIPD Prize winner and this made life really easy for me. It is, simply a place to be!"


Kingston University supports our graduates with the new Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa. This allows non-EEA graduates who have an outstanding business idea to put into practice in the UK, and who do not have a job offer, the opportunity to stay in the UK for up to 12 months (which might be extended for an additional 12 months).

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