Taught course

Human Resource Development and Organisational Change

Institution
University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipMSc top-up

Entry requirements

A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above. A HND/HNC in a related subject area plus two years relevant organisational experience. A Certificate in Personal Practice, a Certificate in Training Practice, a Certificate in Recruitment and Selection, or an equivalent CIPD certificated programme, plus two years’ relevant experience. Applications are also invited under the widening participation agenda from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who may have significant organisational experience. In such cases, students will need to demonstrate at least 8 years relevant organisational experience, with at least three years in an HR role, or five years in a relevant role, for example a supervisory or management role. Admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to contribute to, benefit from and achieve the award. A reference from a tutor who has supervised your undergraduate studies, or your employer; You may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook. APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning. Students holding the PGDip Human Resource Management may be eligible to enter with advanced standing. Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award. You will normally have appropriate and relevant work experience.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course is essential for anyone engaged in the development of organisations through staff and stakeholders in current and future economic climates of change. Failure to understand the underpinning theories and practice of Human Resource Development (HRD) and Organisational Change will result in organisations failing to work in a proactive manner, become leaner and fitter, and maximise its human resource effectively and efficiently.

This award aims to develop your research skills for effective operation at a strategic level in an organisation, particularly in the areas of organisational development, change and transition. It will assist you in making a strategic contribution to any organisation and enable you to compete for higher level posts within the field of HRD.

As a student on this award, you will have the opportunity to initiate or improve your critical understanding of complex managerial, HR development and organisational change issues. This will be achieved through honing critical reflective thinking and developing robust, independent, personal and professional development skills.

Information for international students

TOEFL 550 or above, IELTS score of 6.0 or above or evidence of equivalent English proficiency. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

MSc top-up

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Wolverhampton Business School
Email
uwbs-graduate@wlv.ac.uk
Phone
01902 321081