Taught course

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

The University of Manchester · School of Environment and Development

Entry requirements

pplicants 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 (excluding the reserach methods module). On satisfactory completion of all the modules they are awarded the Postgraduate Diploma. IELTS - score of 6.5 or more Overall with a 6.0 in writing and 6 in the other subsections or TOEFL - Internet based score of 88 or more overall; with a score of 22 in the writing and 22 in the other subsections Pearson Test of English score of 59-65 or more overall, with a minimum score of 59 in the each section or

Months of entry


Course content

This programme makes available core elements of IDPM's existing Master's programmes in Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development , enabling participants to obtain a Master's degree by distance learning without leaving home or interrupting their careers.

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 first half of 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 2014, for example, will normally complete by July 2016.

Qualification and course duration


part time
33 months

Course contact details

School of Environment and Development
+44(0)161 275 2814