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

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

Year of entry: 2018

Overview

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
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
MSc N N N Y
PGDip N N N Y

Course overview

  • You want a course that integrates insights from the two disciplines of Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development
  • You are interested in a programme with an extensive range of applications
  • You are interested in home-based, flexible study, with up to five years to complete the course

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 (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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

There are currently no internal scholarships confirmed for distance learning courses but should any become available they will be advertised here so please check this page regularly for more information.

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 January 2018 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
Telephone
+44(0)161 275 3463
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/
Academic department overview
See: The School .

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

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.

English language

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the following language requirements:

  • IELTS Test score of 6.5 or more overall, with a minimum score of 6.5 in writing and a minimum score of 6.0 in the other subsections, or
  • TOEFL internet-based test score of 90 or more overall, with a minimum writing score of 22 and no other subsection below 20, or
  • Pearson Test of English score of 59 or more overall, with a minimum score of 59 in writing and a minimum score of 51 in the other subsections, or 
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) overall score of 176 or above, with 176 in writing and no sub-section below 169

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course details

Course description

MSc Human Resource Management and Development (International Development) offers a practical and critical introduction to the philosophy, values, policies and practices of HRM/D in an international context.

The course makes available core elements and insights of the Global Development Institute's (GDI) existing taught master's courses in Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development , enabling participants to obtain a master's degree by distance learning over up to five years without leaving home or interrupting their careers.

The next intake for the distance learning course is January 2018.

Teaching and learning

Flexible Study:

Distance learning allows students to study flexibly, taking account of work, family or other personal commitments. After completing teaching period one, students can accelerate their study by spending a twelve-week semester in Manchester, studying alongside students on our Manchester-based Master's programmes. Students can also slow down, perhaps taking only one module rather than two in a particular teaching period, or taking a complete break of a teaching period during which no modules are studied. Different study plans are possible as long as students take the core module in teaching period one and complete the programme within four and a half years.

Coursework and assessment

Each module generally requires one assignment of 3,500 words. Assignments for all modules typically relate to organisational application of management and information systems ideas.

Participants must complete a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation (60 credits) on a topic of their choice approved by the Programme Director. Study fellows are encouraged to base their dissertations on topics of direct professional concern to themselves

Course unit details

Students follow a guided programme of eight course units and a dissertation. All students undertake the core course unit in teaching period one. After that, students are free to study flexibly, subject to the course units available at any time. However, students who follow the 'normal study' route take four course units in the first year and the remaining four course units in the second year. A dissertation is undertaken in the third year. Thus in 'normal study' students complete the full Master's programme in two and a half years: students who start in January 2018, for example, will normally complete by September 2020.

Students will have access to a wide selection of electronic materials within the main University library. They will also receive very detailed study packs for each course unit, sufficient to allow them to meet the requirements of module assessment. Students join an Internet tutorial group for each module, using email to discuss course unit topics with a tutor and fellow students.

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.

TitleCodeCredit rating
Organisational Behaviour MGDI70040 15
Organisation Development and Change MGDI70050 15
Human Resource Practice MGDI70060 15
Research Methods Module MGDI71000 15
Core Issues in Human Resource Management MGDI71010 15
Human Resource Development MGDI71020 15
International Management MGDI71030 15
Learning, Training and Development MGDI71070 15

Facilities

Study is undertaken via the University's e-learning system, which provides study materials, online resources, and interactive online tutorial discussions with the module tutor and other course participants. You benefit from access to the University's library, with more than 25,000 electronic journals and 400,000 electronic books.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk