Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Human Resource Development and Consultancy

This programme takes a strategic approach to people management and organisational development, designed to enhance learning, skills, personal development and performance in the workplace, as well as a range of other topical issues. The programme is intellectually challenging. It integrates learning on training, organisational development, lifelong learning principles and consultancy practice, as well as offering a systematic approach to the design, management and evaluation of programmes to improve personal effectiveness and organisational performance. A substantial aspect of the programme is a management research project which combines the academic rigour of more traditional research dissertations with focus on activities which make a difference to practice in organisations. All modules taught on this programme place emphasis on bridging cutting-edge academic thinking with direct application to practice. The programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and students who successfully complete the programme are eligible for membership of this thought-leading professional association.

Entry requirements

MSc: A good honours degree (minimum 2:2), or equivalent, in social sciences or a business-related discipline. Alternatively, suitable professional qualifications and at least 5 years' significant management experience. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies for each module, but includes coursework, essay assignments, examinations, case studies, and a research proposal and dissertation of 8000-10,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 8,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 4,475 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,475 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Organizational Psychology
Telephone number: 
02076316659