MSc Human Resource Management (International Development) / Course details
Year of entry: 2019
MSc Human Resource Management (International Development) is a practical yet critical introduction to the philosophy, values, policies and practices of human resource management in the context of developing or transitional countries.
It is an ideal choice if you are involved in human resources at an organisation in a developing or transitional country.
You may, for example, be a personnel practitioner such as a personnel manager/officer, human resource officer or planner, or alternatively a line manager concerned broadly with the management of people in an organization.
- We're the largest development-focused teaching and research institute in Europe, and have been at the forefront of development studies for more than 60 years.
- We're ranked 6th in the UK and 10th in the world for development studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019).
- We're dedicated to addressing global poverty and inequality.
- Our research was ranked first in the UK for impact and second in the UK for quality in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
- We're home to a multicultural community of 450 students from 30 countries.
- We have numerous scholarship opportunities for outstanding applicants.
- Our alumni are recognised for their contribution to global development across the globe.
- The combined field experience of our staff covers 60 countries.
- We've trained almost 10,000 individuals from more than 170 countries.
Teaching and learning
Part-time students complete the course over 24 months. There are no evening or weekend course units available; you should, therefore, discuss course requirements with the Programme Director and seek approval from your employer. Timetabling information is usually available from late August. You can discuss course unit choices during induction week with the Programme Director.
Coursework and assessment
The taught elements of the course, carrying 120 credits overall, are continuously assessed by a variety of methods (eg project-based reports, essays), involving largely individual submissions, but also elements of group work.
You must also complete a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice approved by the Programme Directors. You are encouraged to base your dissertation on topics of direct professional concern.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Human Resource Management: Concepts and Contexts||MGDI70191||15||Mandatory|
|Human Resource Practice 2||MGDI70432||15||Mandatory|
|Human Resource Practice 1||MGDI70661||15||Mandatory|
|Research Methods in Human Resource Management||MGDI75430||15||Mandatory|
|Introducing Information Systems in Organisations||MGDI60012||15||Optional|
|Public Sector Reform and Management||MGDI60081||15||Optional|
|Human Resource Development & Leadership||MGDI60162||15||Optional|
|Organizational Psychology, Management and Change||MGDI70081||15||Optional|
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Scholarships and bursaries
We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and merit awards to outstanding applicants and international students.
In addition, the Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class Bachelors degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course.
For more information, see Fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service.
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