Manchester Metropolitan University

Global Online Programme | MSc

International Human Resource Management

2017 / 2018 entry

Features and benefits of the course

The global online International Human Resource Management postgraduate course offers a holistic overview of the subject, with topical coverage on global resourcing and talent management. It provides a global context and gives you the chance to understand the inner workings of a business with top level decision making.

Our HRM Master’s programme is rich in benefits and gives you the opportunity to:

Our summer school runs over five days and offers three days of general executive development activities, followed by two days of programme specific activities. A full programme can be issued on request. (*T&Cs apply)

About the course

This course has been specifically designed to be completed within two years and complements your existing work/life commitments with a recommended study week of 20 hours.

Typical units of study may include

Year 1

  • Leading Managing and Developing People
  • HR in Context
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership
  • Global Resourcing and Talent Management
  • International HRM
  • Employee Engagement

Year 2

  • Research Methods
  • Performance or Reward Management (*Elective)
  • Dissertation

Assessment details

The global online International Human Resource Management course is vocational in assessment and allows you to draw on your experience and ‘real world’ projects within the workplace.

In order to attain professional CIPD accreditation, two of your eight units will be assessed by an unseen examination. (Pending accreditation in June 2017).

You will also be required to produce 15,000 word dissertation.

Additional Information About this Course

Due to professional body requirements, this course differs from standard University Assessment Regulations in that all units must be passed and no compensation is permitted.

Academic expertise

Our team of committed and enthusiastic academics and researchers are on hand to provide you with study support.

Your MSc International Human Resource Management programme lead is:

Dr Cecilia Ellis:

Dr Cecilia Ellis is responsible for all Human Resource Management programmes within the Department of Management at Manchester Metropolitan Business School and has taught across a range undergraduate, postgraduate and professionals programmes.

She graduated with an MSc in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations at UMIST in 1997 and went on to experience a wide range of operational and strategic HR roles within the public and private sectors.

She became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in 2008 and continues to be an active member, supporting the CIPD national marking team.

Cecilia's research interests are in employment relationships, the psychological contract and redundancy. Her PhD was an investigation into the implications of a workplace closure decision for the psychological contract.

Details of departmental staff can be found at: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/business-school/about-us/our-staff/

Typical entry requirements

English Language requirements

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Funding, Finance and Scholarships

Paying for your HRM Master’s programme is naturally a key consideration. Here we explain how you  can pay, what you get for your money and the many different routes of funding you can use.


Our course fees are set at £13,308 (*T&Cs apply), this includes:

  • Your tuition fees
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated Careers Advisor and Postgraduate Academic Study Officer

Manchester Met Scholarships & Funding

The Business School funds a number of Scholarships for UK, EU and international students. These scholarships take the form of a reduction in your tuition fees. Please check the full terms and conditions of your chosen scholarship before applying.

Our Scholarships include:

Postgraduate Loans

The Government have launched a new postgraduate loan scheme for students wishing to enrol on a master’s programme.  Students can apply for a non-means tested loan of up to £10,000 to help you fund your studies. You will not need to make any repayments during your studies, and these repayments will be based on your income to ensure they stay manageable.

Please visit our Postgraduate Loan Scheme page for further information.

Payment Options

The University wants you to have a great learning experience whilst studying at Manchester Met. Before you commence your studies there are a few finance options that we need to make you aware of:

You must pay your first module via the University preferred payment method called “Flywire”.

Flywire is a secure global payment portal offering the following options:

  • UK/EU students - online bank transfers, credit or debit card payments.
  • Overseas students - pay in your home currency from a bank account in your own country. Flywire offers a “best exchange rate guarantee” and no additional bank charges.

To pay your module go to the secure online Flywire portal: www.mmuonline.flywire.com making sure that you include your student number, your Manchester Met email address and the name of the module that you are paying for in the text box provided.

Future Payments

Once you have made your first payment then the following options apply:

Self-Paying Students

If you are paying your own fees, you must pay each module at least 10 days before starting your next module (as each module runs concurrently).

You will be sent an email before you are due to commence each module, providing a dedicated web link to the Flywire Payment Portal. You will not be able to commence the next module until payment has been made in full.

Sponsored Students

If you are sponsored by an employer or another approved sponsor, then they must pay through Flywire at least 10 days before you start your next module. They must ensure that your unique student number is quoted with all payments.

If the sponsorship is withdrawn, you will be expected to pay any outstanding balances and future modules yourself.

All invoices and correspondence will still be sent to you.

Postgraduate Loan

England & Wales PG Loan: - You will be classed as a self-paying student and payments should be made through Flywire as indicated above

Northern Ireland / Student Awards Agency Scotland - Depending on the value of the loan awarded, you may need to pay some part your fees through Flywire (if you are not receiving a full loan). The loan amount will be paid direct to the University. You will then be advised how much you must pay directly to the University.

If funding is withdrawn for any reason by Student Finance, you will be expected to pay each module yourself.

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