MSc International Human Resource Management

Overview

Progress your career with a CIPD accredited masters

Internationally focused and locally relevant, this CIPD accredited online masters, delivered by a triple accredited business school, has been designed to help you take your career to the next level, wherever you are in the world.

      
  • Type
    MSc online
  • Start dates
    January, March, May, July, September and November
  • Length
    2 years part-time
  • Cost per unit
    £860* (Total £10,320)
  • Typical entry requirements
    A UK honours degree (2:2 or above) or an international equivalent OR where there is no qualification, a minimum of 3 years relevant experience will be considered on a case by case basis

Units may typically include:

  • Leading, Managing and Developing People (15 units) 
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership (15 units) 
  • Employee Engagement (15 units) 
  • Research Methods in Human Resource Management (15 units) 
  • HR in Context (15 units) 
  • International Human Resource Management (15 units) 
  • Global Resourcing and Talent Management (15 units) 

Optional units:

  • Performance (15 units) OR Reward Management (15 units)

Optional units are normally subject to a minimum of 12 students. Where fewer than 12 students choose an optional unit, all students will normally be required to study the same unit.

Dissertation (60 units) 

As part of the Global Online MSc in Human Resource Management programme, you’ll be required to produce a 15,000-word dissertation. This piece of individual work can be used to inform research in industry or sector that is aligned to your management career aspirations.

For full details of the content within each module please download our MSc International Human Resource Management factsheet. 

Important Notice 
This course differs from standard University Assessment Regulations – all units must be passed, and no compensation is permitted. 

To enrol in the course, you will need the following:

  • A UK honours degree (2:2 or above) or an international equivalent
  • OR where there is no qualification, a minimum of 3 years relevant experience will be considered on a case by case basis
  • If you’re applying with non-UK qualifications, you can find further information for international students on our international website

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2020/21 academic year (1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021) of entry and may be subject to change for the 2021/22 academic year (1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022). Please check back on the website for further details or contact an enrolment advisor on +44 (0)161 880 4721.

English language requirements:

Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency. We provide a FREE Pearson English test to all applicants, if required, which can be requested from your enrolment advisor during the application process.

Read more about our English requirements.

Credit for prior learning:

If you have previously studied a CIPD accredited course or programme before, you may be eligible for an accelerated study route with exemptions granted for some modules.

Fees

With our flexible payment options, we have made paying for your course and your professional development as easy as possible.

We offer you the option to pay unit by unit, pay the full fees upfront or pay via a sponsor. No matter what payment option you choose, we accept all usual online payment methods in any currency via our highly secure Flywire payment portal.

Fees for the 2020/21 academic year of entry (ending August 31 2021): 

Unit fee: £860*

Course fee: £10,320

Fees for 2021/22 academic year of entry (1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022):

Unit fee: £886*

Course fee: £10,632

For more information on our payment structures and financing your degree, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.

*Fee based on 15 credits per unit

Academic expertise

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Dr Anastasia Kynighou

Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead, Global Online MSc International Human Resource Management

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MSc International Human Resource Management

Human Resources (HR) is complicated when you’re managing a local team, but add in different time zones, cultural differences and laws, and the equation becomes more challenging. But earn an MSc International Human Resource Management from Manchester Metropolitan University Global Online, and you will gain the right skill set to navigate through all these challenges and manage the intricacies of a global workforce, whether you’re looking to start your career in the sector or secure an international role. 

Taking an international approach to a whole host of key areas, from business strategy to performance and reward, you will develop a holistic view of HR and learn how to think strategically – ‘big picture’ skills that are essential for career progression. And you’ll have the chance to develop ‘real-world’ projects based on your own workplace requirements too, giving you the opportunity to put theory directly into relevant practice.

No matter where you live or work, this online International Human Resource Management masters will help you learn from the latest research and explore real HR issues. You will graduate in as little as two years with the in-depth knowledge and skills that organisations who compete on a global scale require, without needing to travel anywhere to study.

Delivered by the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School – part of an elite group of business schools worldwide to achieve the prestigious trio of accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, the course has flexibility and student support at its heart, giving you the freedom to balance study with your existing work, life and family commitments.

Entry requirements

To enrol in the course, you will need the following:

  • A UK honours degree (2:2 or above) or an international equivalent 
  • OR where there is no qualification, a minimum of 3 years relevant experience will be considered on a case by case basis
  • If you’re applying with non-UK qualifications, you can find further information for international students on our international website 

 

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2020/21 academic year (1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021) of entry and may be subject to change for the 2021/22 academic year (1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022). Please check back on the website for further details or contact an enrolment advisor on +44 (0)161 880 4721.

English language requirements:

Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency. We provide a FREE Pearson English test to all applicants, if required, which can be requested from your enrolment advisor during the application process. Read more about our English requirements.

Credit for prior learning: 

If you have previously studied a CIPD accredited course or programme before, you may be eligible for an accelerated study route with exemptions granted for some modules. 

Applications

Applying for the course:

All applications are taken through our online applications portal. To get access to the portal please fill in the form on the applications page and we shall send you an email with login details. Once you have access you will be able to upload the following documents and submit your application:

  • Certificate and/or transcripts evidencing your academic and/or professional qualifications eg degree certificate
  • Evidence of English language proficiency for non-native English speakers eg IELTS or free Pearson English test results
  • Your CV
  • A passport photo of yourself
  • A personal statement detailing your motivations for studying your chosen course with Manchester Metropolitan University Global Online.

 

Once submitted we will assess your application and make a decision on whether we can offer you a place on the course. This is usually within five working days of all required documents being uploaded.

Studying online

Our online masters is designed to work around your work and life commitments. It can be completed in two years with a recommended study week of up to 15 hours.

Study wherever and whenever – all you need is a laptop and an internet connection.

Using our Virtual Learning Environment you will enjoy a programme of highly interactive live online seminars and presentations and have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of group tasks with your fellow students across the globe.

Continued support will be provided by your dedicated Student Success Advisor who’ll be there to help you to get the most from your time with us from the moment you enroll to the time you graduate.

The MSc International Human Resource Management comprises 180 credits. Students are normally expected to study 90 credits per year.

The programme is delivered on a continuous basis and units are scheduled sequentially. The order that units are delivered varies depending on the intake start date, although Research Methods in Human Resource Management and Dissertation will normally be the final units studied. All units are 15-credits with the exception of the 60-credit Dissertation.

Until September 2021, each 15-credit unit will normally be delivered over an 8-week teaching period. Weeks 1 to 6 comprise taught input. Week 7 provides an opportunity for students to consolidate their learning before submitting the assessment in Week 8.

From September 2021, each 15-credit unit will normally be delivered over a 7-week teaching period. Weeks 1 to 6 comprise taught input. Week 7 provides students with an opportunity to consolidate learning before undertaking assessment towards the end of the week. The Dissertation unit is normally 28 weeks. There is normally a one-week Study Break between every unit.

Units

Units may typically include:

  • Leading, Managing and Developing People (15 units)
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership (15 units)
  • Employee Engagement (15 units)
  • Research Methods in Human Resource Management (15 units)
  • HR in Context (15 units)
  • International Human Resource Management (15 units)
  • Global Resourcing and Talent Management (15 units)
  • Dissertation (60 units)

 

Optional units: 

You will study one of the following two optional units:

Performance (15 units) OR Reward Management (15 units)

Please Note: Optional units are normally subject to a minimum of 12 students. Where fewer than 12 students choose an optional unit, all students will normally be required to study the same unit.

Fees for the 2020/21 academic year:

Unit fee: £860* | Course fee: £10,320

Fees for 2021/22 academic year of entry (1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022):

Unit fee: £886* | Course fee: £10,632

*Fee based on 15 credits per unit

Overall methods of assessment

  • This course differs from standard University Assessment Regulations. In accordance with CIPD requirements, every unit must be passed at 50%. No compensation is permitted.
  • You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and written online examinations.
  • HR in Context and Leading, Managing and Developing People are each assessed by an unseen 3-hour online written examination in accordance with CIPD professional standards.
  • All other units are assessed by a 3,000-word assignment. The nature of the assignment varies by unit. Examples may include essays, reports, and a research proposal.
  • The Dissertation will normally take the form of a 15,000-word assignment.

 

Study and assessment breakdown

10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of live seminars, discussion boards and independent study. A Masters qualification typically comprises of 180 credits, a PgDip 120 credits, and a PgCert 60 credits. The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choice and style of learning, but it could be:

Study 100% independent study; 0% placement

Assessment 82% coursework; 0% practical; 18% examination

This course is delivered by a triple accredited business school

      

Meet Aimee

Here at Manchester Metropolitan University, we’ve designed our Global Online courses to give you the support you need to succeed and when MSc International Human Resource Management student Aimee began her studies after what she describes as a ‘perfect storm of horrible events’, this support was imperative. We caught up with her to find out more.

Picture of Aimee International Human Resource Management Global Online MSc Student

Academic expertise

Anastasia Kynighou headshot

Dr Anastasia Kynighou

Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead, Global Online MSc International Human Resource Management

Programme Lead, Dr Anastasia Kynighou, is just one of a number of academics and industry authorities that you’ll have the opportunity to learn from over the course of the programme.

Having published peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers and reports on International Human Resource Management, Dr Kynighou is passionate about cross-cultural management and diffusing human resource management practices within multinational corporations. She has presented her work at events across the world, including conferences in the USA, China, Denmark, Greece and Finland.

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