Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

International Human Resource Management

This course is designed to help students develop a career in Human Resource Management (HRM). Our MSc International HRM is fully accredited by the UK professional body Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Students receive an excellent grounding in all aspects of international HR, developing their knowledge and practical skills, and focusing particularly on how a strategic approach to HR can add value to organisations across the globe. The course is taught by an experienced team of lecturers, many of whom have extensive experience as HR professionals, and others who are actively researching and publishing in the field. The course includes a work placement, and the opportunity of a live research project leading to the dissertation. It also includes a residential event and a visit to the CIPD's national conference. For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.

Entry requirements

Normally a good UK Honours degree (minimum 2.2), or international equivalent, in any subject. We will also consider your application if you have degree equivalent professional qualifications or significant management experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English Language proficiency to IELTS normal minimum score 6.5 (must achieve 6.5 minimum in written English) or equivalent. Applicants who have an IELTS score of 5.5 may be considered for enrolment provided they successfully complete an approved MMU English Language course.

Course modules

Core units: leading, managing and developing people; HR in context; international and comparative HRM; developing skills for business leadership; research methods in HRM; dissertation. Option units (choose 1 from): performance and reward; business psychology in action; ethics responsibility and equality; strategic learning, coaching and talent development; organisational learning and knowledge management.

Assessment methods

There is a range of written assignments, reports and case study analyses alongside a small number of written examinations. Students also have the opportunity to develop their professional skills, through practice and reflection. Students develop a record of their personal and professional development, including a plan for their future career development.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 4 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Business School Manchester M1 3GH North West

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