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MSc/PGDip - Human Resource Management


Manchester Metropolitan University    Faculty of Business and Law

Full time & Part time September, January MSc, PGDip MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; PGDip: 9 months full-time, 21 months part-time 31 January 2022

About the course

Businesses need good people to succeed and grow. If you want a career that has real impact, explore what HR has to offer.

People are critical to organisational success and, as a HR professional, you play a vital role in your approach to managing people by championing decent work and driving productivity. This course will provide you with the knowledge and expertise to add value to organisations.

Open to students from all academic backgrounds, this course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the world of HR. It will help you to develop the specialist skills you’ll need to progress to HR management (HRM) roles, or to take the next step in your current HR career.

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need a UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Part-time course: To be eligible for the part-time route, applicants are also expected to have current HR experience, or exposure to people management issues.


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Damiana Casile

"I wanted to start a career in HR, however I had never studied business or management before, so I wanted a course that could teach me all the basics on those topics, but also fully prepare me for a HR career.
The course reinforced my dream of becoming a HR professional. It outlined all the exciting challenges that the profession faces in the future.
The teaching staff on the course were very approachable. I never had to wait more than 24 hours for an email response and they were always there to talk to before and after lectures. They had all experienced the topics presented in real life in their previous jobs. They could use real life examples and case studies that made the lectures more relevant and up to date.
The tutors also connected me to some professional contacts and that was beneficial for my dissertation. They also arranged lectures where alumni from the course presented to us about their current careers in HR, and that gave us a real sense of what can be achieved with hard work.
All the lessons were geared to make us think as HR professionals, being asked by a manager or director to find a solution. The theory was there and accessible, however it was always interesting to see how other students’ on the course approached the case study issues. We were challenged to think, act quickly and professionally. We were taught to challenge our own beliefs and think about the greater good of the business and people."

Heather Boyles

"My supervisor for my dissertation has helped me immensely, she has gone out of her way to help me with professional contacts for my dissertation and I could not have completed it without her."

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