Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Skills and Workforce Development

This programme will equip you with the latest ideas and analysis in the field of skills, workforce development and employment. By bringing together different disciplines and comparative policy debates, students will have the opportunity to examine the latest theories and research evidence and consequently apply them to national, sectoral and workplace settings. You will explore pressing contemporary issues such as sustainable economic development, the future of work, inequality and social inclusion, as well as gaining essential knowledge and analytical skills for tackling challenges in the workplace, accessing future opportunities or pursing a doctoral qualification.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good 1st degree (2.1 or above) with 2 years work experience engaged in skills or employment-related issues. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Skills and performance in the workplace; workforce development policy and competitiveness; globalisation and the future of work; research methods and teachniques in context; dissertation.

Assessment methods

assessment methods include dissertation of 12,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

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Key information

Telephone number: 
029 208 70284