Taught course

Diversity and Organisational Change

Middlesex University · Business School

Entry requirements

  • We normally require a second class honours degree or above, not necessarily in business.
  • Applicants without a degree who have practical experience in personnel work will also be considered, but you will need to demonstrate your ability on the basis on courses already attended, references supplied, a 2,000-word essay and an interview.
  • Part time students should be currently employed or have past experience in posts with significant personnel-related responsibilities.

Months of entry


Course content

With the increasing diversity of the workforce and the impact of austerity measures it is crucial that traditional approaches to HR, and people and change management are be reassessed.

In today’s challenging work environment organisations are looking to professionals from the HR sector to lead on business sustainability and organisational change.

Companies in both the private and public sectors increasingly require specialists to lead change and manage diversity. This course, with its focus on equipping you with knowledge and practical skills in analysing, strategically planning and solving issues related to managing organisational change and diversity, is designed to develop current HR professionals who want to progress and recent graduates looking for a career in this field. With the opportunity to explore the interrelationship between leading and managing change at individual, team and organisational level and managing diversity from social, psychological, legal and policy and HR perspectives, the MA enables you to explore the synergies between diversity and change.

This course is the only one of its kind in the UK, and is taught by academics with strong connections to the CIPD who are highly research active in areas such as organisational behaviour, change and transformation, discrimination law, and leadership. By taking a critical approach, this programme enables you to evaluate policies and practices based on the most recent and relevant theory and research findings, empowering you to make evidence-based decisions about managing a diverse workforce.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,500 per year
International students
£14,000 per year

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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