London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Human Resource Development

This course aims to enhance the professional capability of of anyone working in the field of Human Resources and will enable you to make a significant professional contribution to the management of Human Resources Development in an organisation or sector by using the following skills: *personal drive and effectiveness *people management *development and leadership *business understanding *professional and ethical behaviour *continuing learning *analytical and intuitive / creative thinking You can choose to study the PgDip as a stand alone qualification or you can choose to complete the full Masters qualification. Both courses are approved by the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) and meet the CIPD Advanced Standards. This means on successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc you'll become an Associate member of the CIPD. In addition the programme provides you with the knowledge to upgrade to either Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow levels of professional membership,providing you meet the respective criteria as set by the CIPD.

Entry requirements

You are normally expected to have at least two years post graduate work experience and be currently working in an HRD role (for example, training, learning and development, workplace learning, organisational development, consultancy). We also welcome applicants who are working in an HRM role, but plan to develop their career in an HRD specialism.

If you lack the required academic qualifications but meet the work experience requirements above you are also eligible to apply. Applicants will be required to complete a 2,000 word report on an organisational HR issue, provide an extended personal statement and supply two supporting references confirming suitability for entry to a postgraduate programme.

We also consider applications from those who have gained relevant skills through a wide range of vocational qualifications or responsible experience.

Course modules

Year 1: power and constraint: the strategic context; leadership and management skills; leadership and HR strategy; learning and talent development.
Year 2: research methods for HR; Leadership and management development; management report (8000 words) (PG Dip only). Plus two electives (subject to minimum numbers: at least one elective to be taken from group A). Electives A: leading and managing change; managing coaching and mentoring. Electives B: managing reward; employment law; managing the employee relationship.
Year 3: dissertation (20,000 words) (MSc only).

Sponsorship information


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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