Human Resource Management and Development (International Development) by Distance Learning MSc
Approximately 70 applications were received for entry in 2010, and 25 students enrolled on the course. There are currently over 100 students on the course over three annual cohorts.
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This programme makes available core elements of IDPM's existing Master's programmes in Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development , enabling participants to obtain a Master's degree by distance learning without leaving home or interrupting their careers.
It is a practical and critical introduction to the philosophy, values, policies and practices of HRM/D in an International context. The next intake for the distance learning programme is January 2014.
- Equity & Merit Scholarships are available for Nationals of Bangladesh, Rwanda and Uganda to study on the distance learning programme(Open for applications September 2013), further eligibility details are available at the following link .
Students follow a guided programme of eight course units and a dissertation. All students undertake the core course unit in teaching period one. After that, students are free to study flexibly, subject to the course units available at any time. However, students who follow the `normal study' route take four course units in the first year and the remaining four course units in the second year. A dissertation is undertaken in the first half of the third year. Thus in `normal study' students complete the full Master's programme in two and a half years: students who start in January 2014, for example, will normally complete by July 2016.
Since many students will not have access to an academic library, students receive very detailed study packs for each course unit, sufficient to allow them to meet the requirements of module assessment. Students join an Internet tutorial group for each module, using email to discuss course unit topics with a tutor and fellow students.
The following course units are taken:
- Core issues in Human Resource Management (15 Credits)
- Human Resource Development (15 Credits)
- Human Resource Practice (15 Credits)
- International Management (15 Credits)
- Organisational Behaviour (15 Credits)
- Organisation Development and Change (15 Credits)
- Learning, Training and Development (15 Credits)
- Research Methods (15 Credits)
Fees for January 2014 entry are;
- Course Unit fee for overseas students: £1,025.00
- Course Unit for UK/EU students: £530.00
- Dissertation fee for overseas students: £4,100.00
- Dissertation fee for UK/EU students: £2,260
Masters students take 8 course units, plus the dissertation therefore the total cost of the programme is as follows;
- Overseas students £12,300
- UK/EU students £6,500
Diploma students undertake 8 course units and therefore the total cost of this programme is;
- Overseas students £8,200
- UK/EU students £4,240
Students only need to pay for those course units they intend to take in this academic year, i.e. January - December 2014.
Students have the option to pay in full in January or to spread the cost of the fees over three equal instalments in January, April and July.