Taught course

International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations

The University of Manchester · Alliance Manchester Business School

Entry requirements

We normally look for 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. 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.

  • 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

This course is approved to the new equivalent advanced level postgraduate standard and you can enhance your studies by taking additional CIPD components that prepare you for CIPD membership. If you decide to do so, you can attend a series of skills workshops, hear from guest speakers, and complete a range of activities enabling you to develop practical HR skills.

You will join CIPD as a student member and on passing all of the modules of the Masters degree (including the dissertation) and the CIPD components, your CIPD membership will be automatically updated to Associate Member. Once you have applied your knowledge in the workplace, you can apply for Chartered membership.

Please note: There is a £450 administrative fee payable to Alliance 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. Visit the CIPD website for further information.

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

Information for international students

For the latest information on demonstrating your English proficiency for those whose first language is not English, please see our language requirements.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements see entry requirements for your country.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Contact us for further information on scholarships available .

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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