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University of Manchester: International Human Resource Management and Comparative 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.

  • Learn about the differences between the employment practices and industrial relations systems in diverse countries and multinationals

  • Understand how social and economic factors influence variations in practice and systems

  • Study the influence of economic integration on changing systems of employment and industrial relations

  • 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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