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University of Manchester: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Institution University of Manchester
Department Alliance Manchester Business School
Telephone +44 (0)161 306 1339
Study type Taught


People are at the heart of workplaces. Managing and developing them is essential to help organisations achieve their goals, and support employees to thrive and lead meaningful working lives.

  • Develop knowledge of the theoretical foundations and real-world practice of human resource management and industrial relations, both in the UK and internationally

  • Build understanding of strategic changes in HRM

  • Gain strategic insight and boost your CV by attending workshops delivered by HR practitioners

  • Work on a live employment tribunal case

  • Gain a competitive edge in the job market studying a course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

CIPD Course recognition

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) offering the ability to fast track your career through professional membership. All students attend a series of compulsory workshops which focus on your personal skills capacity building as a future HR specialist.

The workshops are non-credit bearing. When you graduate, you can become CIPD Associate Member and use the designation Assoc CIPD. You may also be eligible to become a CIPD Chartered Member or CIPD Charted Fellow, depending on your experience. You join CIPD as a student member and once you have passed all course units (including the HR skills development workshops and the dissertation), you can update your CIPD membership to Associate Member. Please note to obtain Associate Member status you will need to have joined the CIPD as a student member and remain in membership throughout your programme. These costs are an individual responsibility.


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