Taught course

International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations

The University of Manchester · Alliance Manchester Business School

Entry requirements

We require a First or Upper Second class honours degree (2:1, with 60% average) from a UK university 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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

  • Gain understanding of the differences between the employment practices and industrial relations systems of varying countries and multinationals.
  • Learn how variations in practice and systems are influenced by social and economic factors.
  • Study the influence of economic integration on changing systems of employment and industrial relations.

CIPD Course Recognition

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) offering the ability to fast track your career through membership.

As part of our accreditation, all students attend a series of compulsory HR skills development workshops. These workshops focus on your personal skills capacity building as a future HR specialist. The workshops are non-credit bearing in order to maximise their development nature. You join CIPD as a student member and once you have passed all course units (including the HR skills development workshops and dissertation), you can update your CIPD membership to Associate Member. After you have applied your knowledge in a workplace setting, you can then apply for Chartered Membership.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Alliance Manchester Business School
+44 (0)161 306 1339