Taught course

Human Resources and Consulting

Lancaster University · Management Learning and Leadership

Entry requirements

A degree in any subject will be considered. Relevant work experience is beneficial but not essential. Non-standard candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides a unique combination of HR, management development and consulting, enabling careers in HR, management consultancy, management and organisational development. Taking a critical perspective, our dual focus on theory and practice is designed to enrich both your knowledge and your skills to act as a change agent – designing and implementing interventions that develop human resources in pursuit of organisational objectives.

With a primary focus on interactive learning, a unique feature of the programme is the consulting project where you put your learning into practice by working with a real client organisation to develop recommendations on current HR workplace issues.

On successful completion of the MA you will have the option to also gain a CIPD Advanced Level Diploma in Human Resource Development (subject to validation).


· Introduction to Human Resources and Consulting

· Design and Dynamics of Learning

· Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management

· Research Methods I

· Careers and Learning Development

· Organisational Diagnosis and Consulting

· Advances in HR and Leadership

· Quantitative and Survey Research Methods

· Research Methods II

· International HR and Leadership Development

· Dissertation

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent (minimum element scores apply).

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,500 per year
International students
£18,000 per year


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44(0)1524 510930