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This course is designed to allow those who have successfully completed (or been granted exemptions from) papers F1-F9 to complete their ACCA Professional papers in just 9 months. Read more
This course is designed to allow those who have successfully completed (or been granted exemptions from) papers F1-F9 to complete their ACCA Professional papers in just 9 months.

These papers are taught at the Business School by experienced Accountancy specialists. In the Autumn term, you will study two core papers across six taught hours a week with December exams, before studying the remaining core paper and two option papers in the Spring across four hours a week with June exams. You will be assessed through written examinations set and marked by ACCA.


If you have successfully completed or been granted exemptions by ACCA from papers F1 to F9 of the Fundamentals level, this programme enables you to complete the remainder of the ACCA professional examinations in just 9 months.

To complete the ACCA Professional Stage, you must complete three core papers and two option papers of your choice.

ACCA Professional Papers (Essentials)

■Governance, Risk and Ethics
■Corporate Reporting
■Business Analysis

ACCA Professional Papers (Options)

■Advanced Financial Management
■Advanced Performance Management
■Advanced Taxation
■Advanced Audit and Assurance

Throughout the programme you are encouraged to apply advanced professional skills and techniques that are used by an expert accountant acting in an advisory role at a senior level.

Upon completion of this programme, you will be eligible to apply for affiliate membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). If you successfully complete the examinations for this programme you will be eligible to apply with advanced standing to any of our MSc programmes in the area of Accounting and Finance. The skills, knowledge and professionalism acquired will be sought by organisations of all sizes and not just by accounting firms.

Special Features

. If you have successfully completed or been granted exemptions by ACCA from papers F1 to F9 of the Fundamentals level, you can complete the remainder of your ACCA professional examinations in just 9 months.
. MMU Business School is the only public sector ACCA platinum approved learning partner in the North of England.
. You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester. Watch the video to find out more.

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This course will provide you with a solid understanding of the fundamental accounting and finance principles, preparing you with the knowledge and skill set needed for a successful career within the sector. Read more
This course will provide you with a solid understanding of the fundamental accounting and finance principles, preparing you with the knowledge and skill set needed for a successful career within the sector. Our graduates go on to work at companies including KPMG, Deloitte and RBS to name a few.

Overview

This programme has been designed to enhance the specialist knowledge and skills of graduates who have already undertaken substantial accounting and finance studies at undergraduate degree level. Alternatively, if you have successfully achieved all of the ACCA Fundamental level papers you are eligible to apply.

The programme covers a number of core themes including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), corporate reporting, corporate governance and risk management. Professional ethics, alongside the application of tools and models of finance theory to complex strategic corporate finance transactions are central to the programme. In addition, you will develop knowledge in implementing strategy in the context of both the external environment and internal business capabilities, and be able to evaluate performance implications of a given strategy.

You will have the opportunity to engage with current business issues through specialist input and the completion of independent study. Your dissertation will normally take the form of an empirical piece of research.

Top Up Your Existing Postgraduate Qualifications to a Masters

If your qualifications are relevant to the MSc you would like to study, you may be eligible for ‘entry with advanced standing’. For more information please visit our Fast Track Your Masters page at http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/advancedstanding/

Course in Depth

You will study the following units:

International Corporate Reporting and Governance - The international corporate reporting aspect of the unit considers the impact of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on corporate reports across a number of different business situations and considers the impact of the move to harmonisation of accounting standards globally. The governance aspect of the course will cover governance, risk and ethics and their inter-relationship.

Corporate Finance and Strategy – This unit will develop the knowledge and skills used in designing and implementing business strategy in the context of the external environment and internal capabilities.

Investigating Business Practice - You will work on a live business problem, from the setting of objectives through to the production and presentation of recommendations for a business audience. This is an investigative unit that enables students to synthesise theoretical knowledge with practical application and supports the development of professional and employability skills.

Optional Unit – You can select from a range of optional units from across the Business School that will enable you to specialise in a particular subject area. These are:
• International Environment
• Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making
• Project Management Concepts and Practices

Research Methods – This unit will help you develop your critical thinking, reflective writing and other study skills, including analysis and referencing, to successfully study at Masters level.

Dissertation - You will be required to identify, structure, frame and investigate a complex managerial or business issue and produce a substantial written document of your achievements and conclusions. Examples of past dissertation subjects include:
• Why Would Older Clients Have Trust in Their Financial Planner?
• Should Financial Planners be Graduates?
• Alignment between Performance Measurement and Strategy: A Study of a Nuclear Company.
• A Study of Exchange Rate Fluctuations

Career Prospects

You will be well placed to move into the finance function of both large and small organisations in the private and public sector. Alternatively you may prefer to seek work in financial analysis, securities and investments or commercial lending.

Manchester is the largest regional financial centre outside of London and home to major accountancy institutions including Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and Ernst and Young. In addition, there are regional centres of international banks based in the North West including Santander, Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of China and RBS.

Features and Benefits

• You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
• Teaching staff on this programme are highly experienced practitioners and active researchers in their fields. Read more about the staff from the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics here: http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/departments/afe
• As a student of the AFE Department, you will have complementary access to Bloomberg, the leading global platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.
• There are opportunities to focus your assignments on your employment goals.
• This programme has an advanced standing route for mature students who have relevant professional qualifications or who have previously studied for a postgraduate certificate or diploma. Through advanced standing, we can give you academic credit for your current qualifications. Typically, this would be membership of the ACCA. Consequently, you only need to study selected units and can achieve an MSc in a shorter timeframe. The tuition fees for this route are also lower because you only pay for the units you need to take rather than having to study all the units for the MSc.
• You have the opportunity to join the Accounting, Finance and Economics (AFE) Student Society. This organises a variety of events for students including: employer fairs and various networking opportunities.
• Internship opportunities are available.
• All graduates from the MSc Accounting & Finance course will be eligible to sit the CIMA Gateway paper which will fast track them to the CIMA Strategic Level. The route requires you to sit a single three hour exam in either May or November each year. It assesses your knowledge of the material covered in the management level of the CIMA Professional Qualification. Once you have passed, you will be awarded the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting and be granted exemptions from all certificate, operational and management level exams in the CIMA Professional Qualification. Then by sitting three strategic level papers and TOPCIMA (and relevant work experience) it will lead to students becoming CIMA qualified accountants.

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This course will provide you with a dynamic understanding of the fundamentals of banking and finance in today's ever-changing market, preparing you with the knowledge and skill set needed for a successful career within the sector. Read more
This course will provide you with a dynamic understanding of the fundamentals of banking and finance in today's ever-changing market, preparing you with the knowledge and skill set needed for a successful career within the sector. Our graduates go on to work at companies including KPMG, Deloitte and RBS to name a few.

The MSc Banking and Finance is ideal for graduates who have not studied finance at undergraduate level and is suited to those with a degree in a business, economics or similar subject who wish to develop a career in the banking, finance or financial services sectors.

You will have the opportunity to engage with current business, banking and financial issues through specialist input and the completion of independent study. You will also be able to produce a substantial piece of original research into a banking or finance related issue.

You will study the following units:

Core Units

- Corporate Finance and Strategy
- Financial Economics and the Banking Crisis
- Investigating Business Practice
- Research Methods
- Dissertation

Option Units

Financial Planning and Wealth Management

OR

Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making

Course in Depth

Corporate Finance and Strategy
This unit will develop your knowledge and skills in designing and implementing business strategy in the context of the external environment and internal capabilities. Key themes covered in this unit include: Corporate strategic theories; Implementation issues/approaches; external and internal environmental analysis; financial risk management; financial objective settings and financial analysis techniques.

Financial Economics and the Banking Crisis
This unit explores the workings of the financial system, why the system developed and what can go wrong. You will explore the global economic crisis, the possible causes and solutions. The aim of the unit is to develop your key analytical skills in financial economics and understanding of the warning signs in the economy and the role of the central bank.

Investigating Business Practice
In this unit you will work on a live business problem, from the setting of objectives through to the production and presentation of recommendations for a business audience. This is an investigative unit that will enable you to synthesise theoretical knowledge with practical application and supports the development of professional and employability skills.

Research Methods
This unit will prepare you for your Master's Dissertation. It aims to develop your critical thinking, reflective writing and other study skills, including analysis and referencing, to successfully study at Masters level. The unit will introduce you to general research methods needed to successfully develop a dissertation proposal or research brief.

Dissertation
In this unit you are expected to identify, structure, frame and investigate a complex managerial or financial issue and produce a substantial written document of your research, achievements and conclusions.

One option unit from:

Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making
This unit develops an understanding of the use of the concepts and techniques of behavioural economics, with particular focus on the design of financial products and investment portfolios. The ability to synthesise and analyse the data necessary for portfolio construction and asset allocation is examined using the principles and techniques of behavioural finance.

Or

Financial Planning and Wealth Management
This unit examines the core components of financial planning and wealth management, including investment management, financial protection and the design of portfolio solutions for clients.

Special Features

- You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus.
- As a student of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department, you will have complementary access to Bloomberg, the leading global platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.
- There are opportunities to focus your assignments on your employment goals, or your current employer.
- You will have extensive access to real world data and academic journals.
- Our academic team includes internationally renowned economists and finance specialists.
- Timetabled lectures and seminars are complemented by the guest lecture series run by the Manchester Met Accounting, Finance and Economics Society.
- Teaching staff on this programme are highly experienced practitioners and active researchers.

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Designed to provide you with the skills and expertise you will need for a successful career as a barrister, the BPTC course at Manchester Law School will provide you with the rigorous academic training demanded by the Bar. Read more
Designed to provide you with the skills and expertise you will need for a successful career as a barrister, the BPTC course at Manchester Law School will provide you with the rigorous academic training demanded by the Bar.

Manchester Law School has an excellent reputation for barrister training in the North West and has outstanding links to both the legal profession and the Northern Circuit (Chambers in Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston). Practitioners from the Northern Circuit provide additional advocacy sessions for students and are on-hand at regular events to offer advice about your future as a barrister and obtaining pupillage.

The BPTC focuses on developing highly practical skills and features an innovative 'mini-chambers' approach designed to mirror the real life working practices of a barrister. You will be placed in a group (or chamber) with 12 other students and be provided with a permanent, multi-media equipped base room. You will be expected to 'perform' regularly in front of your fellow students to encourage the development of strong working relationships similar to a professional chambers.

The BPTC begins with a participative and dynamic induction programme introducing students to the highly practical BPTC, compared with academic study. Students are almost immediately offered the opportunity to network with local practitioners during a team building exercise and social event. Following this induction, the remainder of the course features a combination of compulsory subjects and an opportunity to study two subjects of your choice, depending on your particular career aspirations.

You will also take part in career prospect enhancing activities that range from guest talks by Judges and Clerks of Chambers to lessons in voice projection, which are all ideal preparations for BPTC students seeking pupillage. An important feature of the course is the Additional Advocacy Classes provided by members of the Northern Circuit to help you realise your full potential in developing these vital skills. Each chambers group will also receive classes on professional conduct from a working barrister acting as the group’s Practitioner Mentor.

The BPTC is taught by an experienced team of barristers as well as a Deputy District Judge. You predominantly learn through the mini-chambers system outlined above (requiring significant student preparation) and occasionally by traditional lecture. Teaching is complemented by online resources ranging from self-testing resources and podcasts to advocacy demonstrations.

Additionally, the Law School runs several pro bono legal schemes, offering students the opportunity to practise their skills on live legal projects. The Law School also enters teams of students into national competitions to test their skills in realistic situations.

This course is aimed at preparing you for pupillage and life as a barrister, but the skills learned are applicable to a wide range of professions. Our graduates have a strong history of finding pupillage, or pursuing other careers in the legal sector.

Manchester Law School offers excellent Pro Bono opportunities, allowing students to undertake voluntary legal work with many organisations. Our dedicated careers adviser will also provide assistance with finding mini-pupillages and initiating links to the profession.

Special Features

. NEW additional independent professional qualification in mediation available to all BPTC students - at no extra cost! Presented by highly experienced tutors and mediation practitioners. Practically orientated and focused on equipping you with the skills you need to perform well at mediation.
. State-of-the-art facilities in the modern Manchester Law School building, adjacent to the brand new £75m Business School and student hub.
. Friendly, supportive staff who are all qualified lawyers, and in many cases still practising.
. You will have the opportunity to take part in the practitioner mentor scheme, which pairs students with local practising barristers.
. The course has very close links with the local Bar.
. You will take part in career prospect enhancing activities that range from guest talks by Judges and Clerks of Chambers to lessons in voice projection, all ideal preparations for BPTC students seeking pupillage.
Voice coaching.
. Classes on professional conduct led by each 'chambers' group's Practitioner Mentor.


Want to meet the staff and find out more?
We hold a number of open days, drop-ins and postgraduate events throughout the year which are a perfect opportunity to meet the tutors, view the facilities and get all your questions answered. To see when the next BPTC event is taking place please visit our website

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If your goal is to become a barrister, the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Manchester Law School is designed to provide you with the best possible skills, experience and training to prepare you for a successful career. Read more
If your goal is to become a barrister, the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Manchester Law School is designed to provide you with the best possible skills, experience and training to prepare you for a successful career. We offer advocacy training and group sessions that offer true-to-life mock trials, assessments, 'mini chambers' and real-life legal work experience opportunities.

Manchester Law School has a proud history of providing barrister training in the North West and as a result has outstanding links to both the local legal profession and the Northern Circuit (Chambers in Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston). Practitioners from the Northern Circuit will provide you with Additional Advocacy Classes for students and are on-hand at regular events to offer advice about your future as a barrister and obtaining pupillage.

You can expect exceptionally high standards of tutoring and a wealth of pro bono opportunity. We will support you preparing pupillage applications, with access to our specialist careers service.

About the Course

:

The BPTC focuses on developing highly practical skills and features an innovative 'mini-chambers' approach designed to mirror the real life working parctices of a barrister. You will be placed in a group (or chambers) with 12 other students and provided with a permanent, multi-media equipped base room. You will be expected to 'perform' regularly in front of your fellow students to encourage the development of strong working relationships similar to a professional chambers.

The BPTC begins with a participative and dynamic induction programme introducing students to the highly practical BPTC, compared with academic study. Students are almost immediately offered the opportunity to network with local practitioners during a team building exercise and social event. Following this induction, the remainder of the course features a combination of compulsory subjects and an opportunity to study two subjects of your choice, depending on your particular career aspirations.

You will also take part in career prospect enhancing activities that range from guest talks by Judges and Clerks of Chambers to lessons in voice projection, which are all ideal preparations for BPTC students seeking pupillage. An important feature of the course is the Additional Advocacy Classes provided by members of the Northern Circuit to help you realise your full potential in developing these vital skills. Each chambers group will also receive classes on professional conduct from a working barrister acting as the group’s Practitioner Mentor. You will also receive the opportunity to gain an independent mediation qualification, included as part of the course.

Core units

:

• Advocacy
• Civil Litigation Remedies and Evidence
• Criminal Litigation, Evidence and Sentencing
• Professional Ethics
• Opinion Writing
• Drafting
• Conference Skills
• Resolution of Disputes out of Court

Elective units

There are approximately eight elective units for BPTC students to choose from, of which six will run depending on the popularity of each units chosen by the students. For part-time study, the four most popular will be selected.

Please note: the delivery of each elective is subject to the requirement that there must be sufficient students selecting to study it.

Study patterns

The BPTC is taught by an experienced team of barristers as well as Tribunal Chairs. You predominantly learn through the mini-chambers system outlined above (requiring significant student preparation) and occasionally by traditional lecture. Teaching is complemented by online resources ranging from self-testing resources and podcasts to advocacy demonstrations.

Additionally, the Law School runs several pro bono legal schemes, offering students the opportunity to practise their skills on live legal projects. The Law School also enters teams of students into national competitions to test your skills in realistic situations. We have had great success at winning coveted national and international competitions for mooting and client interviewing.

Features & benefits of the course:

• Full-time and part-time routes available.
• Additional independent professional qualification in mediation available to all BPTC students - at no extra cost. Presented by highly experienced tutors and mediation practitioners. Practically orientated and focused on equipping you with the skills you need to perform well at mediation.
• State-of-the-art facilities in the modern Manchester Law School building, adjacent to the £75m Faculty and Student Hub building.
• Friendly, supportive staff who are all qualified lawyers, and in many cases still practising.
• The course has very close links with the local Bar.
• Classes on professional conduct led by each 'chambers' group's Practitioner Mentor.

Additional Fee Information

Refer to the course listing on Manchester Met's website for UK, EU, and non-EU international student fees.

Please note, you will also be required to pay a Bar Standards Board student fee of £550. Previous Manchester Met students who have completed a full-time undergraduate degree receive a 20% loyalty discount on their BPTC fees.

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In today's organisations, technology is a business-critical resource integrated into the fabric of business operations. There is a growing recognition that businesses need to leverage big data in order to maximise competitive opportunities. Read more
In today's organisations, technology is a business-critical resource integrated into the fabric of business operations. There is a growing recognition that businesses need to leverage big data in order to maximise competitive opportunities. This programme focuses on both of these elements in preparing you to achieve a balanced combination of technical competence coupled with an understanding of business intelligence.

The programme will allow you to develop the acumen necessary to identify opportunities for the organisation through understanding data, as well as the ability to build a case for exploiting and deploying technological solutions.

The familiarisation of information technology for analytics will develop your appreciation of how these can be integrated into business operations. This course is taught by experienced tutors with real world consultancy and research expertise in the field of digital business.

An MSc in Business Analytics will help you get the skills and knowledge you need to secure a graduate job in specialist roles such as consultant, data analyst, manager or business analyst.

Open to graduates holding degrees in any subject, this course assumes no prior knowledge of business or management and is suitable for UK, EU and international students wishing to progress their academic knowledge of business analytics and business intelligence. It is also suitable for those who do not have a degree but possess relevant experience.

Units of Study

Core units

- Business Analytics (30 credits)
- Strategic Information Systems (15 credits)
- Fundamentals of Data Management (15 credits)
- Consultancy Skills (15 credits)
- Decision Making & Data Visualisation (15 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)

Option units

You will choose one 30 credit unit or two 15 credit units):
- Advanced Business Analytics (15 credits)
- Advanced Business Analytics in Marketing (15 credits)
- Advanced Business Analytics in Supply Chain Management (15 credits)
- Project Management Organisation and Systems (30 credits)
- Data Management & Machine Learning (30 credits)
- Business Intelligence (30 credits)

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits of units + 60 credit dissertation).

There is wide recognition of a growing skills gap in the Business Analytics (also known as big data analytics) field. According to a recent e-skills report on employment demand, in the past 5 years, demand in the UK for big data staff has grown by 912%.

Special Features

- This course has been designed to meet the demands of employers for qualified analysts and skilled graduates with knowledge of Big Data.
- You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
- Extensive use of the University's online virtual learning portal (Moodle) to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
- Visits to local companies and opportunities to attend guest lectures.
- You will have the opportunity to undertake a short internship with a local company to develop your work experience as part of your studies.

Career Prospects

There is wide recognition of a growing skills gap in the Business Analytics (also known as big data analytics) field. According to a recent e-skills report on employment demand, in the past five years, demand in the UK for big data staff has grown by 912%.*
*E-skills UK report 2013

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This course delivers an exceptional mix of new and best practice in contemporary digital and social media communications, along with significant communications and strategic insight into the digital sector. Read more
This course delivers an exceptional mix of new and best practice in contemporary digital and social media communications, along with significant communications and strategic insight into the digital sector. This is gained from access to experienced researchers and practitioners in the area.

This ground-breaking course combines best practice in digital and social media marketing with cutting edge academic thinking and contemporary professional development. The Digital Marketing Communications award is designed for:
- graduates in business and marketing who want to move into a more digital role
- graduates from non-business awards, such as the humanities, technology and sciences, who need to develop as digital channel specialists

Networking, contemporary industry experience and practice are key features as students come into contact with professionals from across their sectors and leading academics from the Business School.

Core units

Digital Masters Level Learning
Strategy and Planning for Digital and Social Media Communications
Organic and Paid Digital and Social Media Practice
Content Strategy
Digital Measurement and Evaluation
Digital Masters Level Methodology Design and Practice
Digital Marketing Dissertation

Option Units

Integrated Communications
Rich User Experience

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The MSc in Economic and Financial Analysis aims to provide industry ready graduates equipped with the skills needed for success in a variety of banking, finance, analysis, local government, regional development and a wide array of further exciting careers. Read more

Course Overview

The MSc in Economic and Financial Analysis aims to provide industry ready graduates equipped with the skills needed for success in a variety of banking, finance, analysis, local government, regional development and a wide array of further exciting careers.

You will be taught critical knowledge for economic and financial analyst positions plus have extended opportunities to develop highly valued skills using standard industry software (Bloomberg and Stata) in your analysis of real data to answer your own Economic or Finance research questions. All this will be done in a challenging and thought provoking manner, which questions the traditional assumptions underlying many mainstream models of societies and economies to arrive at more useful perspectives.

You will study Behavioural Finance, a cutting-edge subject that is still not common on Master’s programmes and which is becoming a critical skill for market analysis and to ensure you meet regulators’ expectations. You will additionally explore banking systems and financial instruments (swaps, obligations, securities and so forth) in terms of pricing, strategies and economic contexts. Systems and instruments are explored for fundamental systemic and regulatory weaknesses. Following this course you would have the ability to assess a new financial product or innovation in terms of not only its likely success or failure, but its overall effects on the financial system.

Course in Depth

You will study the following units:
•Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making
•Financial Economics and The Banking Crisis
•Global Economic Analysis
•Investigating Business Practice
•Research Methods
•Dissertation

Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making

Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making is a cutting edge subject that is still rare on many UK business school Master’s programmes and which is becoming the key skill in regulatory positions.

Global Economic Analysis

There are two strands to this unit. You will examine key economic concepts and applied developments in areas such as employment, innovation, rationality, growth and the limits of markets. You will also learn key statistical techniques and how to implement them using the sophisticated STATA statistics programme. Mastery of this programme should significantly improve employment prospects given that same programme is used by analysis in Governments, financial and consultancy companies. The skills learnt will also be invaluable in supporting your research for your dissertation.

Financial Economics and The Banking Crisis

This is a contemporary unit that will give you a complete understanding of the causes, effects, legacy and possible solutions to the 2007-09 global financial crisis. Specifically we will explain the macroeconomic consequences of the crisis but unlike most postgraduate units we will link this to the features of the derivatives that made much of this financial crisis possible. In so doing we will review complex derivatives, their structure, risks and how they are both valued and priced.

Investigating Business Practice

This unit requires students to apply the skills and knowledge developed for an external client. The brief is to identify and draw from best practice as described in policy and academic literature and then provide detailed, well designed proposals on how to improve upon the organisation's issue.

Research Methods

The overall aim of the Research Methods unit is to introduce you to methodologies and philosophical approaches to help develop your critical and reflective skills when researching (unfamiliar) topics in your future career. Firstly the unit should help you appreciate the key debates in the philosophy and epistemology of science. Secondly, you will be introduced to the use and presentation of qualitative and quantitative data and finally be able to justify the relationship between your philosophical approach and choices of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Dissertation

Through the content and activities of the preceding units you should be well prepared for your Dissertation. This will normally take the form of an empirical piece of research conducted with academic guidance and supervision. The internationally recognised research expertise of the economics and finance department aids the student enormously in successful completion of a high standard research project. Many students directly tailor their dissertation into an area of desired employment allowing them to build a highly specialised knowledge base in a specific area or even on a specific firm or organisation.

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits of units + 60 credit dissertation).

Assessment

Many of the assignments for this course can be tailored to your chosen career path. You will be assessed through research orientated coursework rather than the traditional mix of exams and coursework which do not allow you to focus on your interests. Research and academic skills will be at the heart of the teaching to support the successful completion of your taught units and dissertation/research project.

Special Features

•You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
•As a student of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department, you will have complementary access to Bloomberg, the leading global platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.
•There are opportunities to focus your assignments on your employment goals.
•You will have extensive access to real world data and academic journals.
•Our academic team includes internationally renowned economists and finance specialists.
•Timetabled lectures and seminars are complemented by the guest lecture series run by the MMU Economics Society and company and industry visits.

Career Prospects

The demand for economics and finance graduates is consistently high and this MSc prepares you for a range of careers in a variety of banking, finance, analysis, local government, regional development and a wide array of further exciting and challenging careers.
Economics graduates from MMU have taken roles in the Government Economics Service, the Office of National Statistics, the Department of Work and Pensions and the Bank of England. This MSc is a new course but we anticipate that graduates will secure employment in:
•Central banks (such as the Bank of England)
•International finance
•Investment banks
•Fund management
•Corporate finance
•Pensions
•Insurance

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Fast-track your legal career with our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) conversion course. Designed for students who want the challenges and rewards of a legal career, but don't have an undergraduate degree in law, or for those who have significant work experience, but no formal qualifications. Read more
Fast-track your legal career with our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) conversion course. Designed for students who want the challenges and rewards of a legal career, but don't have an undergraduate degree in law, or for those who have significant work experience, but no formal qualifications.

Many employers are attracted to GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market, as you offer additional skills and experience to their organisation.

This course will provide you with a thorough grounding in core legal subjects. Offering high levels of face-to-face teaching contact in lectures and workshops, and an open door policy for academic or pastoral advice, the environment is supportive and friendly. We also offer a Careers and Employability adviser to help you take the steps into a fulfilling legal career.

You will begin by developing a strong understanding of the English Legal System, alongside an introduction to legal research and law-related information technology. You will then move onto the Foundations of Legal Knowledge, a series of units that will introduce core legal concepts. This knowledge will lay the foundation for your future training at LPC or BPTC level. The Legal Skills and Practice module is specifically designed to bridge the gap between academic and professional study.

These courses are delivered at the University’s purpose-built Law School by a highly experienced academic team from a range of professional backgrounds. Your tuition will be delivered through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, directed learning and electronic learning. There is the opportunity to expand your legal network through attendance at our guest speaker and careers events, and to hone your legal skills through involvement in one of our voluntary legal work schemes providing pro bono legal services to those who would otherwise be unable to access them.

The course runs from September to June but prior to this you will receive an induction pack, including a link to our online revision and self-testing resources. Our induction programme is designed to provide you with a sound understanding of the English legal system and an introduction to Manchester Law School and the facilities we offer.

For full-time students, the course operates a typical teaching week of 40-45 hours including an average of 13 hours face-to-face contact teaching time.

Part-time students learn via a mix of lectures, face-to-face and online workshops. Classes are typically on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9pm. An evening consists of a one hour lecture in two subjects together with an hour long tutorial in one of those subjects (with the other subject tutorial the following week).

Manchester Law School alumni have found success in a range of law firms, barristers chambers and non-legal organisations in the UK and internationally, including some of the most well known names in the profession.

There are opportunities for GDL students to take part in pro bono (voluntary) work experience in a wide range of areas. Manchester Law School currently works with partners including: Lawworks, Partners of Prisoners (POPs), Amicus, Personal Support Unit and Manchester Mediation Service. We are continually adding to our portfolio of pro bono partners, which extends and improves the opportunities for GDL students to experience legal work first hand.

Special Features

. Over 30 years of educating the professional legal community in Manchester and beyond.
. Opportunity to gain valuable work experience and boost your CV with pro bono work.
. Traditional tried-and-tested teaching methods concentrating on face-to-face direct involvement with students.
. New ‘professional skills and practice’ unit to further prepare you for a career in law.
. These courses are delivered at the purpose-built Law School by a highly experienced academic team from a range of professional backgrounds.
. Excellent value for money
. Scholarships available

Want to meet the staff and find out more?
We hold a number of open days, drop-ins and postgraduate events throughout the year which are a perfect opportunity to meet the tutors, view the facilities and get all your questions answered. To see when the next GDL event is taking place please visit our website

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Designed for students who want the challenges and rewards of a legal career but don’t have an undergraduate degree in law, or who have significant work experience but no formal qualifications, this programme will provide you with a thorough grounding in core legal areas. Read more

The course

Designed for students who want the challenges and rewards of a legal career but don’t have an undergraduate degree in law, or who have significant work experience but no formal qualifications, this programme will provide you with a thorough grounding in core legal areas. Those who have studied a non-law degree before converting, or those with significant work experience, can be particularly attractive to employers as they offer additional skills and experience.

Offering high levels of face-to-face teaching contact in lectures and seminars, and an open door policy for academic or pastoral advice, the environment is supportive and friendly. We also offer a Careers and Employability adviser to help you take the steps into a fulfilling legal career.

What you will study

You will begin by developing a strong understanding of the English Legal System, alongside an introduction to legal research and law-related information technology.

You will then move onto the Foundations of Legal Knowledge, a series of units that will introduce core legal concepts. This knowledge will lay the foundation for your future training at LPC or BPTC level and is fundamental to anyone working within the legal world. The Legal Skills and Practice module is specifically designed to help you to apply the law to practical scenarios and to bridge the gap between academic and professional study, particularly in the skill of mooting.

Units

• Contract Law
• Law of Torts
• Legal Skills and Practice
• Public Law
• Criminal Law
• Land Law
• Equity and Trusts
• Law of the European Union

These courses are delivered at the University’s purpose-built Law School by a highly experienced academic team from a range of professional backgrounds. Your tuition will be delivered through a variety of methods including lectures, workshops, directed learning and electronic learning.

There is the opportunity to expand your legal network through attendance at our guest speaker programme and to hone your legal skills through involvement in one of our voluntary legal work schemes that offer pro bono legal services to those who would otherwise be unable to access them. For full-time students, the course operates a typical teaching week of 40-45 hours including an average of 13 hours face-to-face contact teaching time.

Part-time students learn via a mix of lectures, face-to-face workshops and online workshops.

You will receive informal assessment and feedback from your tutors throughout the course, but your final result is based on seven end-of-year examinations, two pieces of written coursework and a moot.

Career prospects

Manchester Law School has alumni in a range of law firms, barristers chambers and non-legal organisations in the UK and internationally, including some of the most well known names in the profession.

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Learn how to manage and develop employees, ensure their well-being and understand the latest changes in employment legislation. Read more
Learn how to manage and develop employees, ensure their well-being and understand the latest changes in employment legislation. The MSc Human Resource Management (HRM) will develop your understanding of the theory and practice of people management in work organisations, addressing the skills required for effective analysis and policy information. Our graduates go on to work at companies such as Barclays, KPMG and Tesco.

Course Overview

This course is suitable for graduates looking to study for an MSc before securing their first HR job, or those taking a break and wishing to re-train or re-focus their career. This course meets the advanced professional standards set by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), it is accredited by the CIPD, and gives full exemption from their level 7 Advanced Diploma in HRM. Upon successful completion of your qualification and depending on your relevant HR or development experience, you can then apply to upgrade to Chartered Membership.

The course is taught by an experienced team of lecturers, many of whom have extensive experience as HR professionals, and others who are actively researching and publishing in the field. The course includes a work placement, and an opportunity to do a live research project leading to your dissertation. It also includes a residential event and a visit to the CIPD’s national conference.

You will study a full range of contemporary topics in HRM, for example, key issues in managing people, talent management and development, selection and assessment and employee engagement. You will receive a thorough grounding in the legal and business environment and be able to specialise in your optional unit, in areas such as business psychology, ethics, equality/diversity, and performance and reward. In addition, you will develop a range of business and professional skills; including research skills to support your dissertation.

Course in Depth

You will study the following core units and choose one option unit:

Leading, Managing and Developing People
HR in Context
Employment Resourcing, Relations and Law
Developing Skills for Business Leadership
Research Methods in HRM
Dissertation

Option units*:
*Not all the option units listed below are available every year, but you will have a choice from at least two HR options, plus others from the Masters Network

Performance and Reward
Business Psychology in Action
Ethics Responsibility and Equality
Strategic Learning, Coaching and Talent Development
Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits + 60 credit dissertation).

Career Prospects

Human Resource Management is an increasingly attractive and well-rewarded career, and as a result is becoming more popular amongst graduates. This CIPD accredited course enables you to distinguish yourself from the competition by demonstrating a combination of commitment, knowledge and skills.

This programme includes a ten-day work placement and many students subsequently choose to research their dissertations in their placement organisation. Previous students have undertaken placements at a variety of companies, including Barclays, Hilton, Marriott, The Big Life Group, Harvey Nichols, Betfred and Salford City College.

Special Features

• Manchester Met Business School has a long-standing reputation for Excellence in teaching Human Resource Management to the CIPD Standards. Our programme has been designed to provide an ideal foundation for your career in HRM/HRD or related fields.
• This course meets the advanced professional standards set by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), it is accredited by CIPD, and gives full exemption from their level 7 Advanced Diploma in HRM . Upon successful completion of your qualification and depending on your relevant HR or development experience, you can then apply to upgrade to Chartered Membership. You can read more about Chartered Membership here: http://www.cipd.co.uk/membership/professional/chartered-member.aspx
• You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
• The course provides you with an opportunity to attend the annual CIPD National Conference held in Manchester in November and this is included in the course fee.
• A human resources work experience placement is part of the course which provides an opportunity to conduct a live research project leading to your dissertation. Many students choose to research their dissertations in their placement organisation. Our placement team will help and support you in finding your placement, including CV and job/placement application and interview skills preparation. These skills are an excellent foundation to enhance your employability on completion of your studies.
• A management skills/self-development residential is included in this course. This two-day event is included in the course fee and takes place early in term one.
• As part of the Developing Skills for Business Leadership unit, students are able to gain a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Award in Management Coaching and Mentoring, further adding to an excellent profile for employability.
• We also host conferences, workshops and symposiums on a variety of HRM and HRD themes. We ran an ESRC/BAM HR Special Interest Group Symposium on the theme of “HRM and Employee Wellbeing” in May 2014. Click here for more details.
• Our programme is closely linked to the Manchester Met Centre for People and Performance, which conducts independent research in partnership with a wide range of organisations, to explore the challenges of managing, leading and developing people to create sustainable high-performing organisations. Our experts deliver tailor-made solutions to organisational and sector-specific challenges and issues for a range of private and public sector clients and policy-makers. Many of the Centre for People and Performance staff teach on our HRM programmes, you can read more about our Centre and the staff here: http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/cpp/
• Read a student story to find out more about the student experience: Damiana Casile, MSc HRM http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/business-school/study/student-experience/student-profiles/postgraduate/damiana-casile/

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Learn how to manage and develop employees, ensure their well-being and understand the latest changes in employment legislation. Read more
Learn how to manage and develop employees, ensure their well-being and understand the latest changes in employment legislation. The PgCert/PgDip Human Resource Management (HRM) will develop your understanding of the theory and practice of people management in work organisations, addressing the skills required for effective analysis and policy information. Our graduates go on to work at companies such as Barclays, KPMG and Tesco.

This course is suitable for those already working in HR who wish to become professionally qualified, professionals wishing to develop their people management expertise and those seeking a career move into the HR profession.

The MSc and PG Diploma in HRM are fully accredited by CIPD and the courses lead directly to Associate Membership of the body. They are suitable for those working in HR who wish to become professionally qualified, and general managers seeking to develop their people management expertise.

You will receive an excellent grounding in all aspects of HR, developing your knowledge and practical skills, focusing particularly on how a strategic approach to HR can add value to organisations. The optional unit choices and the dissertation enable you to specialise in a particular area of HR.

The course is taught by an experienced team of lecturers, many of whom have extensive experience as HR professionals, and others who are actively researching and publishing in the field.

The course includes a live research project leading to your dissertation (MSc) or management report (PG Diploma), usually in your employing organisation. They also include a residential event that will focus on skills and professional development.

Units of Study

You will study the following core units, and one option unit:
■ Leading, Managing and Developing People - This unit provides a critical evaluation of research and debate in the fields of HRM and HRD. You will examine the theoretical foundations of leading, managing and developing people. In particular, the unit will consider the nature, scope and impact of HRM, the theory and practice of leading and managing people at work, and finally will look at the field of learning and development.
■ HR in Context - This unit develops major internal and external contextual issues that shape decision making in business and in HRM.
■ Employment Resourcing, Relations and Law - Provides comprehensive coverage of the key strategic HR activities of resourcing and managing employment relationships within a legally compliant framework. You will apply theoretical frameworks and employment law to critically evaluate contemporary practices.
■ Developing Skills for Business Leadership – This unit will equip you with management, leadership and HR professional skills to support your continuing professional development.
■ Research Methods in HRM – This unit enables you to develop the skills required to identify and investigate HR issues in order to stimulate and support improvements to organisations’ strategies and practices and to peoples working lives.
■ Dissertation - You will be required to identify, structure, frame and investigate a complex managerial or business issue and produce a substantial written document of your achievements and conclusions.

Option units*

Performance and Reward

Business Psychology in Action

Ethics Responsibilty and Equality

Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management

*You will study one option unitve. Not all the units listed below are available every year, but you will have a choice from at least 2 HR options, plus others from the Business School Masters Network

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits + 60 credit dissertation). For PgDip with CIPD you will study 120 credits and a Management Research Report.

Special Features

■ You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
■ If you complete the taught units and the MSc disseration, you will receive full exemption from the CIPD Postgraduate Diploma.
■ If you complete the taught units only, you can graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma from Manchester Metropolitan University.
■ Student membership of the CIPD is recommended. This enables you to obtain the CIPD exemptions, and access CIPD resources and library. CIPD student membership fees are not included in your tuition fees. Please see http://www.cipd.co.uk for current fees.
■ A management skills/self-development residential is part of this course and is included in the course fees. The residential usually takes place on the Friday and Saturday of the first week of October in your first year.
■ This programme has an advanced standing route for mature students who have relevant professional qualifications or who have previously studied for a postgraduate certificate or diploma. Through advanced standing we can give you academic credit for your current qualifications. Consequently you only need to study selected units and can achieve an MSc in a shorter timeframe. The tuition fees for this route are also lower because you only pay for the units you need to take rather than having to study all the units for the MSc.
■ This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Career Prospects

Human Resource Management is an increasingly attractive and well-rewarded career, and as a result is becoming more popular amongst graduates. These CIPD accredited courses enable you to distinguish yourself from the competition by demonstrating a combination of commitment, knowledge and skills.

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Designed to further develop the understanding of the business knowledge you gained during your first degree, this programme will enhance your skills in the key areas of business by placing them in an international business context. Read more
Designed to further develop the understanding of the business knowledge you gained during your first degree, this programme will enhance your skills in the key areas of business by placing them in an international business context. Studying areas such as international strategy and the international environment, you will gain an understanding of theoretical and conceptual management through a globally-focused core syllabus.

The Specialist Stream unit enables you to focus on a particular professional area of your choice such as Marketing, Logistics management, Project management, HR, Finance, Digital business or Strategy. You will also have the opportunity to take a year-long internship with a local employer as part of this course.

This course is taught at the Business School by an international team of research-active specialists. You will also visit local companies and be invited to attend guest lectures. Through our internship programme you will have the opportunity to gain a short-term placement in a business to put your learning into real practice.

Units of Study

You will study the following units:
International Environment
This unit will seek to develop a critical awareness of the international economic and political factors which define the global economy and influence international business practices. The unit will take an historic and contemporary perspective of the global economy and investigate its building blocks – governments, markets and institutions and explore international trade policy and financial systems. The key issues with respect to doing business in both developed and emerging markets will be considered as well as the sustainable aspects of economic development.

International Strategy and Management
This unit aims to provide you with the in depth knowledge and skills required for assessing and developing internationalisation strategies and operations as well as the skills entailed in the management of international business activities. The unit will provide a rigorous and comprehensive coverage of sustainable international strategies such as foreign direct investment and collaborative ventures in developed and emerging markets.

Investigating Business Practice
In this unit you will work on a live business problem, from the setting of objectives through to the production and presentation of recommendations for a business audience. This is an investigative unit that enables you to synthesise theoretical knowledge with practical application and supports the development of professional and employability skills.

Research Methods
Develops critical thinking, reflective writing and other study skills, including analysis and referencing, to successfully study at Masters level and in particular to introduce you to general research methods needed to successfully develop a dissertation proposal or research brief.

Dissertation
You will be required to identify, structure, frame and investigate a complex managerial or business issue and produce a substantial written document of your achievements and conclusions.

Specialist Stream Unit*
Behavioural Economics & Financial Decision Making
Corporate Finance and Strategy
Logistics and Supply Chain Concepts and Practices
Project Management Concepts and Practice
Contemporary Issues in Marketing Strategy
Strategic Information Systems & Technology
International and Comparative HRM
Key Debates in International Relations
*You can select from a range of specialist stream units that will enable you to specialise in a particular subject area.

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits + 60 credit dissertation).

This programme aims to equip aspiring management professionals to enter their chosen management field. Students who have successfully completed the MSc IBM have gone on to work for companies such as HSBC, Asda, British Gas and Total.

Special Features

You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
Extensive use of the University's online virtual learning portal (Moodle) to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
Opportunity to visit local companies and opportunities to attend guest lectures.
The chance to work on a live project with a local company
A range of final project (dissertation) options including a Consultancy Project and an Enterprise dissertation. The Enterprise dissertation is an innovative means of preparing a business plan for a potential business.
Strong provision for employability through our Careers Hub
Excellent language and academic writing support
The chance to undertake a short placement with a UK business

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The MSc International Finance and Management programme provides you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to international finance. Read more
The MSc International Finance and Management programme provides you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to international finance.

You will receive an introduction to contemporary business and management issues, as well as gaining an informed understanding of environmental and historical influences on business and management practice. This programme will enhance your ability to interpret data, compile reports of key findings and make recommendations to meet the needs of an organisation.

Ideal for graduates with a degree in a business, economics or finance/accounting related discipline, this programme has been designed for those seeking to develop a financial management career in either the public or private sector. You will have the opportunity to engage with current business issues through specialist input and the completion of independent study.
You will study topics relating to international finance processes and there will be an emphasis on assessing performance management, risk and management accounting.

You will study the following units:

Core Units

Corporate Finance and Strategy
This unit will develop your knowledge and skills in designing and implementing business strategy in the context of the external environment and internal capabilities. Key themes of the unit include:
■ Corporate strategic theories
■ Implementation issues/approaches
■ External and internal environmental analysis
■ Financial risk management
■ Financial objective settings
■ Financial analysis techniques.

Governance, Risk and Management Control
(Description of this unit will be posted here in due course).

Investigating Business Practice
You will work on a live business problem, from the setting of objectives through to the production and presentation of recommendations for a business audience. This is an investigative unit that enables students to synthesise theoretical knowledge with practical application and supports the development of professional and employability skills.

Research Methods
This unit will help you develop your critical thinking, reflective writing and other study skills, including analysis and referencing, to successfully study at Masters level.

Dissertation
You will be required to identify, structure, frame and investigate a complex managerial or business issue and produce a substantial written document of your achievements and conclusions.

Option Units

You can select from a range of option units from across the Business School that will enable you to specialise in a particular subject area. Indicative option units that may be available include:
■ Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making
■ International Environment
■ Public Relations Theory, Strategy and Planning
■ Project Management Concepts and Practice
■ Integrated Marketing Communications Planning and Control
■ Logistics and Supply Chain Concepts and Practices

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits + 60 credit dissertation).

You will be well placed to move into the finance function of both large and small organisations in the private and public sector. Alternatively you may prefer to seek work in financial analysis, securities and investments or commercial lending.

Special Features

- You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters in central Manchester.
- Teaching staff on this programme are highly experienced practitioners and active researchers in their fields. Read more about the staff from the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at: http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/departments/afe/
- All graduates from the MSc International Finance and Management course will be eligible to sit the CIMA Gateway paper which will fast track them to the CIMA Strategic Level. The route requires you to sit a single three hour exam in either May or November each year. It assesses your knowledge of the material covered in the management level of the CIMA Professional Qualification. Once you have passed, you will be awarded the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting and be granted examptions from all certificate, operational and management level exams in the CIMA Professional Qualification. Then by sitting three strategic level papers and TOPCIMA (and relevant work experience) it will lead to students becoming CIMA qualified accountants.
- As a student of the AFE Department, you will have complementary access to Bloomberg, the leading global platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.
- Use of the University's online learning portal (Moodle) to provide additional learning materials, links to library materials or other web sites of interest, communication and an aid to discussions.
- You will have the opportunity to undertake short-term work experience as part of your studies through our Postgraduate Internship Scheme.
- You will have the opportunity to visits local companies as part of the postgraduate business visits programme and have the opportunity to attend guest lectures.

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Globalisation and an ever-changing economic landscape are introducing new opportunities and practices to effective Human Resource Management (HRM). Read more
Globalisation and an ever-changing economic landscape are introducing new opportunities and practices to effective Human Resource Management (HRM). Our MSc in International Human Resource Management will develop your understanding of real-world HR issues, developing your knowledge and practical skills, with a focus on how a strategic approach to HR can add value to organisations across the globe.

This course is particularly suitable if some, or all, of your career will involve working outside the UK or if you have an interest in global employment issues. Our MSc International HRM is fully accredited by the UK professional body (CIPD) and leads directly to Associate Membership.

The course is taught by an experienced team of lecturers, many of whom have extensive experience as HR professionals, and others who are actively researching and publishing in the field.

The course includes a work placement, and an opportunity to do a live research project leading to your dissertation. It also includes a residential event and a visit to the CIPD’s national conference.

Units of Study

You will study the following units:
■ Leading, Managing and Developing People - This unit provides a critical evaluation of research and debate in the fields of HRM and HRD. You will examine the theoretical foundations of leading, managing and developing people. In particular, the unit will consider the nature, scope and impact of HRM, the theory and practice of leading and managing people at work, and finally will look at the field of learning and development.
■ HR in Context - This unit develops major internal and external contextual issues that shape decision making in business and in HRM.
■ Developing Skills for Business Leadership - This unit will equip you with management, leadership and HR professional skills to support your continuing professional development.
■ Research Methods in HRM - This unit enables you to develop the skills required to identify and investigate HR issues in order to stimulate and support improvements to organisations’ strategies and practices and to peoples working lives.
■ International and Comparative HRM - Critiques the key features of international Human Resource Management and employment systems in selected countries looking at the history of their development and comparing and contrasting their similarities and differences.
■ Dissertation - You will be required to identify, structure, frame and investigate a complex managerial or business issue and produce a substantial written document of your achievements and conclusions.
Electives*:

Performance and Reward
Business Psychology in Action
Ethics Responsibility and Equality
Strategic Learning, Coaching and Talent Development
Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management

*The running of elective units is subject to timetabling and each unit may not be available every year. Candidates seeking CIPD accreditation would need to take the Performance and Reward elective.

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits) or MSc (120 credits + 60 credit dissertation).

Special Features

■ This course meets the new professional standards set by the UK professional body, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). It is accredited by the CIPD and gives full exemption from their Postgraduate Diploma. The course leads directly to Associate Membership of the body.
■ Student membership of the CIPD is highly recommended. This enables you to obtain the CIPD exemptions, access CIPD resources and library, and attend the national conference in Manchester. CIPD student membership fees are not included in your tuition fees. Please see http://www.cipd.co.uk for current fees.
■ You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
■ The course includes attendance at the annual CIPD National Conference held in Manchester in November and this is included in the course fee.
■ A human resources placement is part of the course and many students choose to research their dissertations in their placement organisation. Our placement team will help and support you in finding your placement.
■ A management skills/self-development residential is included in this course. This two-day event is included in the course fee and takes place in your first term.

Assessment

The range of assessment is carefully designed to prepare you for your developing career in HR, and provides a foundation for your journey towards Chartered Membership of CIPD. It also reflects our commitment to develop both your knowledge and your practical skills.

There will be a range of written assignments, reports and case study analyses alongside a small number of written examinations. You will also have the opportunity to develop your professional skills, through practice and reflection. You will develop a record of your personal and professional development, including a plan for your future career development.

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