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International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. 

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How to apply

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Course description

Watch Course Director Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio talk about the course>>

Course module details

Advancing technology means the world is getting smaller. Put your HR career on the global stage with a degree that focuses on managing people across borders and putting human resources into an international context.

With more and more people working for international corporations or global international supply chains, the study of international human resources and industrial relations is becoming ever more important. The increasing globalisation of the economy and pan-national employment legislation also means the ability to compare processes and practices across continents is a sought-after skill.

It gives you an understanding of the differences between the employment practices and industrial relations systems of varying countries and multinationals, and how they are influenced by social and economic factors. You also look at the influence of economic integration on changing systems of employment and industrial relations.

CIPD Course recognition

This Masters is approved to the new equivalent advanced level postgraduate standard. You will join CIPD as a student member and on completion of the Masters and CIPD components you will have achieved the underpinning knowledge towards a level of professional membership. Once you have applied your knowledge in the workplace you will be in a position to apply to CIPD for a membership upgrade.

On passing all the modules of the Masters degree (including the dissertation) and the CIPD-recognised stream and activities of the course, you will automatically achieve Associate Membership. Once you have work experience you can apply for Chartered membership.

Further details including costs are available from the postgraduate administration team and you can visit the CIPD website .

If you are interested in domestic human resource management you might like to consider our MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations .

Open days

Postgraduate Open Day

Our postgraduate open days give you a great opportunity to look round the School, meet staff and students and find out what Manchester has to offer you.

The next one is provisionally scheduled for 18 March 2015 - for a taste of what happens at one of these events, download the programme from the day (PDF document, 817KB).

We are also planning a series of informal information during the academic year and will publish the dates shortly.

We also take part in events both at home and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country . If you are in the UK, you are also welcome to visit the campus.

Fees

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

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
    International students (per annum): £16,500

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 also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). 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.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Additional expenses

Please note: There is a £450 administrative fee payable to Manchester Business School on arrival if you choose to register with the CIPD, plus you join the CIPD for two years - the year of your course, and the year of graduation. The current fee to join the CIPD is £178 for the 1st year and £138 for the 2nd year.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Contact us for further information on scholarships available .

Contact details

Academic department
Manchester Business School
Contact name
Masters Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 1339
Email
Website
www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses/human-res-manage-comp-rel/
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