Global Development Institute Blog

While our campus based master’s programmes are regularly oversubscribed, they don’t work for everyone. If you’re in a job you love, or have family commitments – but still want to immerse yourself in postgraduate study then a distance learning programme can be an excellent flexible option.

We offer two courses, starting in January, that provide both practical and critical insights into key development issues.  Even better, we’ve got two scholarships on offer for international students from selected countries.

To give you more an idea of what it’s about, here’s Kate Rowlands who teaches on the Human Resource Management and Development course:

If studying Management and Information Systems might be more your thing, here’s Jaco Renken:

Joseph Ajal is recent alumnus of the Human Resource Management and Development course. He’s CEO of PrecisionHR Proprietary Ltd, an end to end Human Resources and Coaching firm in Kampala, Uganda.

“Before joining the University of Manchester, I had a Postgraduate Diploma in HRM and a Bachelors in Public Administration with specialisation in Human Resources Management and I wanted to take my career to a more strategic direction, which the distance learning master’s helped me achieve.

It was a delicate balancing act for 3 years with a full time job, family responsibilities and an incomparable academic rigour at Manchester. But it was well worth the sacrifices.

I strongly encourage whoever is applying to put in their best effort and get ready to put in the work. But the rewards are incomparable, so go for it!”

The deadline for scholarship applications is 2 January, so don’t delay!

Note:  This article gives the views of the author/academic featured and does not represent the views of the Global Development Institute as a whole.