Comments about International Development: Human Resource Management and Development by Distance Learning - Online
This programme makes available core elements of IDPM's existing Master's programmes in Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development (see above), enabling participants to obtain a Master's degree by distance learning without leaving home or interrupting their careers. The programme provides a practical and critical introduction to the philosophy, values, policies and practices of HRM/D and their application in developing country contexts. The main objective of the programme is to provide participants with a critical understanding of current best practice in HRM/D, and with the ability to apply best practice in developing countries and those undergoing transition.
Entry requirements: Applicants will normally be expected to hold a good first degree. The programme has been designed to accommodate participants from a broad range of backgrounds and relevant professional experience will be taken into consideration as a qualification for entry to the programme. Applicants who do not fulfil all the entry requirements for the Masters degree may be registered as Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate students.
International Development: Human Resource Management and Development by Distance Learning
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 three more 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 2008, for example, will normally complete by July 2010.
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 course unit assessment. Students join an Internet tutorial group for each course unit, using email to discuss course unit topics with a tutor and fellow students.
Course units typically include:
-Core issues in Human Resource Management
-Human Resource Development
-Human Resource Practice
-Training and Development
Masters students take 8 Course Units, plus the dissertation.