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Progress your career with a CIPD accredited masters

MSc International Human Resource Management

Intakes: January | March | May | September | November

Course length and study mode: 2 year programme, online, part-time

Fees: £9,995

Entry requirements: A UK honours degree (2:2 or above) or an international equivalent OR a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience

Course overview

Studying online

Fees and funding

Entry requirements and applications

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’ll prove you’ve got the skills needed to manage the intricacies of a global workforce, whether you’re looking to start your career in the sector or secure an international role. And with the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) accreditation helping you on the path to chartered status, you will boost your appeal to employers everywhere.

Taking an international approach to a whole host of key areas, from business psychology 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 from the inside and out. 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 Manchester Metropolitan’s triple accredited Business School, 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.

There are five intakes annually for this course, with programmes starting in JanuaryMarchMay, September and November.

Typical modules may include*:

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

Elective units:

  • Performance or Reward Management (15 units)

Dissertation and assessment (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. The course is vocational in assessment, which means you’ll also be able to draw on your experience and complete ‘real world’ projects within the workplace throughout.

For full details of the content within each module please download our factsheet here.

Important Notice

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

*Please note, these modules may be subject to change.

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Dr Anastasia Kynighou

Senior Lecturer

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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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.

Working online you will have the opportunity to grow your worldwide professional network, making invaluable industry connections that can open doors now or in the future.

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.

With our flexible payment options we have made paying for your programme, 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.

Unit fee: £833*

Programme fee: £9,995

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

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 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

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. 

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 e.g. degree certificate
  • Evidence of English language proficiency for non-native English speakers e.g. 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.