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.

Course modules

The programme comprises 9 compulsory modules. You must complete all 9 modules, including the research project. Modules: Consultancy and Professional Practice; Contemporary Challenges in HRD practice; Human Resource Strategies; International Human Resource Management; Leading and Developing People; Organizational Development, Knowledge and Learning; Professional Development and Learning; Research Methods . Research project.

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.


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