Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Human Resource Development and Consultancy

This course focuses on human resource development (HRD): A strategic approach to people management and organisational development, designed to enhance learning, skills, personal development and performance within the workplace. The design of this programme recognises that the barriers that once separated specialists in areas such as training, management development and organisational learning are disappearing, while new approaches, such as talent and knowledge management, are gaining increasing traction in both academic and practitioner communities. You will gain an understanding of relevant organisational and management theory, whilst examining contemporary developments within the HRD field. There is a particular focus on ensuring you are aware of the importance of acting ethically and professionally with a demonstrated commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity and appreciate the importance of continuous personal and professional development. The programme is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university. 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

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 research project (organisational psychology).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,075 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 7,950 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,975 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,975 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Department of Organizational Psychology
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6659