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MSc Human Resource Management (International Development) / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 months (full-time); 27 months (part-time)
Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelors degree with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours Upper Division (2:1) or its international equivalent. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided. Please contact the School's admissions office for further guidance.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • Copies of official degree certificates and transcripts of your previous study, showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. If these documents are in languages other than English please provide official translations.
  • Two written references, signed by the referee and on official headed paper.
  • A personal statement detailing why you wish to study the course, your experiences, what you can bring to the course and any other information that you see as relevant to your application
  • Your CV
  • Copies of English Language Certification, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test score report.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Approximately 800 applications are received each year and 65 new students registered.
How to apply
Apply online

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2017; later applications are considered at our discretion. Please note that we receive a very high number of applications so the course may be closed to new applications before the final deadline given.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N

Course description

This programme is a practical, yet critical introduction to the philosophy, values, policies and practices of Human Resource Management (HRM) in the context of developing or transitional countries.

It is designed to;
  • Enhance your understanding of contemporary developments in the HR field, and the ability to critically appraise them in the light of their own professional roles/backgrounds.
  • Develop a sensitive appreciation of the importance of the contextual settings of HRM,especially as they relate to developing countries.
  • Develop a range of skills associated with HRM in public, private and non-profit organisations.
  • Develop independent learning capacity through completion of a relevant dissertation.
The programme is designed for individuals involved in the HR 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. Field visits to appropriate organisations in the UK or Europe are arranged, the costs of which are included in the programme fee. These enable you to study the implementation of HRM in a practical work setting.

Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact: Dr Farhad Hossain (Programme Director) | Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2816 | Email:  farhad.hossain@manchester.ac.uk .  

Open days

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

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,250
    International students (per annum): £9,250

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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

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

The School of Environment, Education and Development Loyalty Bursary 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
Scott Anderson
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0692
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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