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

Year of entry: 2016

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

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course description

This programme makes available core elements of GDI'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 2017.

Open days

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


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £642 per 15 credits £2,564 dissertation
    International students (per annum): £1,208 per 15 credits £4,836 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.


The School of Environment, Education and Development is offering a number of scholarships for 2017 entry. For further information please click here .

The Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2017 entry (terms and conditions apply - please contact us for further information).  

See also the University's postgraduate funding database for more funding opportunities.

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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