Taught course

Human Resource Development

Institution
London South Bank University · Human Resources and Management
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

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.

If you lack the required academic qualifications but meet the work experience requirements above you are also eligible to apply. Applicants will be required to complete a 2,000 word report on an organisational HR issue, provide an extended personal statement and supply two supporting references confirming suitability for entry to a postgraduate programme.

We also consider applications from those who have gained relevant skills through a wide range of vocational qualifications or responsible experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course aims to enhance the professional capability of of anyone working in the field of Human Resources and will enable you to make a significant professional contribution to the management of Human Resources Development in an organisation or sector by using the following skills:
  • personal drive and effectiveness
  • people management
  • development and leadership
  • business understanding
  • professional and ethical behaviour
  • continuing learning
  • analytical and intuitive / creative thinking

You can choose to study the PgDip as a stand alone qualification or you can choose to complete the full Masters qualification. Both courses are approved by the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) and meet the CIPD Advanced Standards. This means on successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc you'll become an Associate member of the CIPD. In addition the programme provides you with the knowledge to upgrade to either Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow levels of professional membership,providing you meet the respective criteria as set by the CIPD.

Benefits of PgDip

The PG Dip HRD is designed for busy professionals working within the context of personnel/human resource management and the allied professions, seeking personal or career development but who may not have the time to commit to a full masters degree.

Benefits of Msc

The MSc course has all of the benefits of the PgDip – including CIPD accreditation – plus a research methods and dissertation module that provides students with an opportunity to conduct an independent in-depth study into related HRD issue.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
30 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Office
Email
course.enquiry@lsbu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7815 6100