University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Human Resource Development

This course stresses the crucial role of human resource development (HRD) in meeting the challenges of international development, by adding value to economic activities, securing effective public services, and building capabilities within individuals, organisations and communities to effectively cope with change; course is designed for those involved in the human resources aspects of organisations in developing and transitional countries, including managers of training/learning, direct trainers, staff of training centres, consultants involved in change projects, NGO managers and line managers concerned with the development of their staff.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelors degree with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours, Upper Division (2:1) or its international equivalent. We will consider graduates of all disciplines. In certain instances we will also consider applicants with a degree result of 2:2 (or equivalent). This may be the case if an applicant has relevant professional experience (please see below) or if their undergraduate degree is in a subject relevant to HRD such as (but not restricted to) Human Resource Management/Development, Education, Social Science, Politics, International Relations or Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Business, History, Geography, Engineering. Applicants whose first language is not English should meet the following language requirements:
IELTS test score of 6.5 or more overall, with a minimum writing score of 6.5 and no other subsection below 6.0
TOEFL internet-based test score of 90 or more overall, with a minimum writing score of 22 and no other subsection below 20

Course modules

Modules include: Human resource development: strategy; training and development. Optional modules: Public sector reform and management; human resource practice I and II; international management; organisational behaviour; NGO management and strategy; organisation development; the practice of change and learning; planning and managing development; and information technologies and human resources.

Sponsorship information

Students at the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) are often funded by their national governments or their employers, or are self-financing their studies; they also traditionally benefit from a number of additional funding options from the following sources: UK Department for International Development/Foreign and Commonwealth Office (including DfID/ACU Shared Scholarship Schemes); British Council; World Bank/International Development Agency; Bilateral aid agencies (SIDA, CIDA, GTZ, NORAD, FINNIDA, etc.); United Nations (UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, FAO, etc.); European Union; church, educational and other trusts; regional development banks.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Global Development Institute
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)161 275 0969