This course aims to enhance the professional capability of the HRD practitioner and to add value to the organisations in which they operate; it seeks to develop the personal drive and effectiveness, people management, development and leadership, business understanding, professional and ethical behaviour, continuing learning, analytical and intuitive / creative thinking, customer focus, strategic thinking and communication, persuasion and interpersonal skills of students to a level where they can make significant professional contribution to the management of HRD in an organisation or sector.
Year 1: power and constraint: the strategic context; leadership and management skills; leadership and HR strategy; learning and talent development. Year 2: research methods for HR; Leadership and management development; management report (8000 words) (PG Dip only). Plus two electives (subject to minimum numbers: at least one elective to be taken from group A). Electives A: leading and managing change; managing coaching and mentoring. Electives B: managing reward; employment law; managing the employee relationship. Year 3: dissertation (20,000 words) (MSc only).
Course Additional Entry
You are normally expected to have at least two years post graduate work experience and be currently working in an HRD role (for example, training, learning and development, workplace learning, organisational development, consultancy). We also welcome applicants who are working in an HRM role, but plan to develop their career in an HRD specialism.
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