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Human Resource Development and Consultancy (MSc)

Human Resource Development and Consultancy (MSc)

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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Resources Management Business Interpersonal Skills

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Suitable for graduates, experienced organisational development and HR practitioners, our MSc Human Resource Development and Consultancy takes a strategic approach to people management and organisational development, designed to enhance learning, skills, personal development and performance in the workplace, as well as a range of other topical issues.

This programme is intellectually challenging. It integrates learning on training, organisational development, lifelong learning principles and consultancy practice, as well as offering a systematic approach to the design, management and evaluation of programmes to improve personal effectiveness and organisational performance. A substantial aspect of the programme is a management research project that combines the academic rigour of more traditional research dissertations with focus on activities which make a difference to practice in organisations.

All modules taught on this programme place emphasis on bridging cutting-edge academic thinking with direct application to practice, integrating academic perspectives with practice-based approaches to HRD. Considerable emphasis is placed on developing the knowledge and skills required in more senior HRD roles. You will gain an understanding of relevant organisational, psychological and management theory, while examining contemporary developments within the HRD field.

Dedicated sessions will also equip you with skills in consultancy framework and paradigms, including practical methods for applying these. 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.

This degree has been approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). As one of our students, you will be eligible to join the CIPD as a student member.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go in to careers in HRD and HR roles in a variety of settings, including government, the financial sector, services, manufacturing and charitable organisations. Possible professions include human resources officer or management consultant. This degree may also be useful in becoming a banker or retail manager.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Modules

The aims of this module are to explore the concepts of organisational development, learning and knowledge, and to critically examine both theory and empirical evidence whilst also considering the challenges of applying these concepts within contemporary organisations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,170

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,380

Entry requirements

At least a second-class honours degree (2:2), or equivalent, in social sciences or a business-related discipline. HR professionals and consultants with at least five years' significant experience in a range of organisations and evidence of formal and appropriate training and professional development may be considered, even if they are unable to meet the formal qualification requirements.

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more