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Manchester Metropolitan University: Human Resource Management

Institution Manchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department People and Performance
Telephone 0161 247 6969
Study type Taught


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 CIPD accredited 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.

Adding value

Strong HRM can make a real difference to organisations. You can have a positive impact on business performance by championing decent work and productivity.

Whether you already work in HR and want to become professionally qualified, or you're looking to move into the field, we’ll help you to achieve your ambition. You can choose to study a PgDip or the full MSc, whichever suits your commitments and motivations.

On this course you’ll cover the essentials of HR, including employment law, diversity and inclusion and contemporary areas such as HR analytics. If you complete the full MSc, you’ll also complete a project where you’ll investigate a contemporary HRM issue of your choice.

Features and Benefits - CIPD accredited – our Business School is a CIPD Approved Centre. This accreditation demonstrates our excellence in delivering HRM teaching to CIPD standards and solidifies our links to global businesses.

  • Triple accredited – our Business School holds the globally recognised trio of accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, placing us among the best business schools in the world.

  • Hands-on learning – you can take part in the Postgraduate Internship Programme, which could also be the setting for your research project.

  • Taught by HRM experts – our lecturers specialise in various disciplines within HRM and have extensive experience working in the profession.

  • Industry insights – attend talks and debates organised by the Manchester Industrial Relations Society. Enhance your knowledge at conferences and workshops and enjoy networking opportunities through the local CIPD branch.

  • Cutting-edge research – learn how the experts from the Decent Work and Productivity research centre provide tailor-made solutions for public and private-sector clients.

  • Relevant assessment methods – complete your masters through a series of coursework submissions.


Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Manchester Metropolitan University


Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse community of international students from over 100 countries.

Located in the centre of Manchester, Manchester Met’s campus is conveniently located close to the city’s many world-renowned music, sports and cultural venues, as well as the second-largest Chinatown in Britain.

The University is undergoing a £400m investment programme to enhance its teaching and research facilities, buildings and public spaces. This includes the opening of their Institute of Sport and School of Digital Arts (SODA).  

Manchester Metropolitan conducts research in fields that are actively shaping the world, both now and in …

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