Taught course

Human Resource Management (International Development)

The University of Manchester · School of Environment and Development

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent), and 1 year's work experience in a relevant area. Applicants who do not fulfil typical entry requirements may be offered the opportunity to register for a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip). If performance in these course units meets the standard required at the Masters level (a pass mark of 50%), these students upgrade to Masters registration at the end of the second semester and proceed to the dissertation. They then become eligible for award of a Masters degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is a practical and critical introduction to the philosophy, values, policies and practices of Human Resource Management (HRM) in the context of developing countries and transitional economies.

It is designed to;
provide participants with an understanding of contemporary developments in the HR field, and the ability to critically appraise them in the light of their own professional roles/backgrounds,
to develop a sensitive appreciation of the importance of the contextual settings of HRM.
The programme is designed for individuals involved in the HR aspects of organisations in developing and transitional countries. They may be personnel practitioners such as personnel managers/officers, human resource officers or planners, or they may be line managers concerned broadly with the management of people in organisations. Field visits to appropriate organisations in the UK or Europe are arranged, the costs of which are included in the programme fee. These enable you to study the implementation of HRM in a practical work setting.
Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact: Dr Aminu Mamman (Programme Director) | Tel: +44 (0)161 275 7444 | Email: aminu.mamman@manchester.ac.uk

Special features:
An overseas field visit is an integral part of the programme. The cost of the visit is included in the programme fee. In addition, participants may undertake research visits to organisations applying information systems in practice in the UK. Fieldcourses may be scheduled at any point during the twelve-month period of the degree programme and this may include during University vacations. Successful applicants are expected to be available to attend

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements, please see the University website.

Fees and funding

British Council, DfiD, employer, aid organisations, UN organisations, World Bank, self.
For funding information see www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/postgraduate/taught/funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
27 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office: School of Environment and Development (SED)
+44 (0)161 275 3463