Taught course

Skills and Workforce Development

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

To qualify, you should normally have a good first degree (at least an Upper Second Honours degree or equivalent) with two or more years of work experience engaged in skills or employment-related issues. Applicants will also have to show evidence of English language proficiency. Applicants should possess two or more years of work experience engaged in skills or employment-related issues. Those with an honours degree obtained through the medium of English must show evidence of continued professional use of English, for example an employer reference or personal written statement.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Aims

In a period of global economic transformation, technological innovation and market uncertainty, the need for innovative approaches to skills and workforce development have never been greater. Established ideas and models have been called into question as developed and developing economies look for new policies to enhance the performance of national economies and improve the well-being of individuals.

In recognising these fundamental challenges, the MSc in Skills and Workforce Development will provide participants with the knowledge and analytical tools to develop and assess alternative policy interventions, identify and seek solutions to challenges in workforce development, and undertake effective research in the field.

This innovative Master's programme is designed by Cardiff University in partnership with the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore and aims to build the next generation of senior policy makers, divisional directors, researchers and other professionals required to meet the skills and workforce challenges of the future.

Special Features

  • Part-time structure designed to fit around your professional commitments
  • Modules delivered by Cardiff University faculty in Singapore
  • Interactive modules taught by international experts in the field of skills, workforce development and employment supported by cutting-edge research
  • A combination of learning opportunities including lectures, seminars and workshops, group work and presentations, guest speakers and networking events
  • A global network of students and researchers
  • Access to high quality resources, provided electronically through a virtual learning environment (VLE)

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Information for international students

Those who have not undertaken an honours degree through the medium of English, must have a GCSE/GCE ‘O’ Level in English Language (Grade B or above), or a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (Grade B or above), or an IELTS score of 7.0 or above.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Ceri Morrison
+44 (0)29 208 70284 / +44(0) 29 208 75178