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

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).

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 21 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

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