University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Human Resource Management (International Development)

This course is a practical and critical introduction to the philosophy, values, policies and practices of human resource management (HRM) in the context of developing countries and transitional economies. The course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of contemporary developments in the human resources field, and ability to critically appraise them in the light of their own professional roles/backgrounds, and to develop a sensitive appreciation of the importance of the contextual settings of HRM. The course is aimed at those involved in the human resources aspects of organisations in developing and transitional countries; they may be personnel practitioners such as personnel managers/officers, human resource officers or planners, or they may be line managers concerned broadly with the management of people in organisations.

Entry requirements

MSc

A degree in related area (e.g. HR/management, development studies, education, sociology, public or business administration, education, psychology, industrial or employee relations, economics, social policy); minimum 1 year work experience in a relevant field; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5; TOEFL 575 (paper based) or 232 (computer based).

PgDip

Applicants will normally be expected to hold a Bachelors degree with a Second Class Honours, Upper Division or equivalent. The programme has been designed to accommodate participants from a broad range of backgrounds and relevant professional experience will be taken into consideration as a qualification for entry to the programme. Applicants who do not fulfil all the entry requirements for the Masters degree may be registered as Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate students. Such students whose performance has met the standard required at Master's level at the end of the fourth module proceed to the remaining modules and dissertation. Students whose performance has met only the standard required at Diploma level proceed to the remaining modules. On satisfactory completion of all the modules they are awarded the Postgraduate Diploma. Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the following language requirements:
IELTS Test score of 6.5 or more overall, with a minimum score of 6.5 in writing and a minimum score of 6.0 in the other subsections, or
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 management concepts and context I and II; human resource practice I and II. Optional modules: international management; information technologies and human resources; NGO management; organisation development; organisational behaviour; public sector reform and management; training and development; organisation development; the practice of change and learning.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 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 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
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 33 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 9 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
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+44 (0)161 275 0969