Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This course focuses on human resource development (HRD): A strategic approach to people management and organisational development, designed to enhance learning, skills, personal development and performance within the workplace. The design of this programme recognises that the barriers that once separated specialists in areas such as training, management development and organisational learning are disappearing, while new approaches, such as talent and knowledge management, are gaining increasing traction in both academic and practitioner communities. You will gain an understanding of relevant organisational and management theory, whilst examining contemporary developments within the HRD field. There is a particular focus on ensuring you are aware of the importance of acting ethically and professionally with a demonstrated commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity and appreciate the importance of continuous personal and professional development. The programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Course Modules

The programme comprises 9 compulsory modules. You must complete all 9 modules, including the research project. Modules: Consultancy and professional practice; contemporary challenges in HRD practice; human resource strategies; international human resource management; leading and developing people; organizational development, knowledge and learning; professional development and learning research methods; research project research project (organisational psychology).

Course Additional Entry

A good Honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £14,075  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees