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Human Resource Management and Development (International Development) by Distance Learning MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
33 Months. [Part-Time - Distance learning]
Entry requirements

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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Please make sure you change the mode of learning to distance learning p/t to find the correct programme.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

This programme makes available core elements of IDPM's existing Master's programmes in Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development , enabling participants to obtain a Master's degree by distance learning without leaving home or interrupting their careers.

It is a  practical and critical introduction to the philosophy, values, policies and practices of HRM/D in an International context. The next intake for the distance learning programme is January 2016.

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For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £550 per 15 credits £2,350 dissertation
    International students: £1,125 per 15 credits £5,000 dissertation

The full MSc programme consists of eight 15-credit units and the dissertation.

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are possible over the duration of courses lasting more than a year. For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.


Scholarships/sponsorships: Many students on our distance learning programmes are funded by their employer or national governments.  Further information about funding sources can be found by following this link .

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Michael Ruppli
+44(0)161 275 3463
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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