University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Swansea)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Swansea)

Human Resource Development

The philosophy of the programme derives from the principles of reflective practice and experiential learning, or using the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) term, to develop thinking performers. The programme therefore combines academic, professional and personal development.

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess 1 or more of the following: A recognised honours degree or equivalent; a professional qualification. Applicants who do not meet these criteria may be admitted to the course provided their professional or managerial experience is deemed to be appropriate. Applicants who have been awarded a diploma in business administration at distinction level, or an equivalent postgraduate, post experience management diploma at credit level 7 may be admitted with exemption from modules in part 1. International students for whom English is not a native language will be requested to provide evidence of sufficient command of spoken and written English to meet the demands of the programme in accordance with university requirements, normally at least IELTS at 6.0.

Course modules

Part 1: Human resource management in context; leading, managing and developing people; developing skills for business leadership; employment law; designing, delivering and evaluating learning and development provision; knowledge management and organisational learning; understanding and implementing coaching and mentoring; investigating a business issue from a human resource perspective. Part 2: Research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of examination and course work. Course work take various forms including a work-based project, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis, reflective statements and a skills portfolio. Part 2 requires a 15,000 word dissertation. Students on the full time programme or who are not currently in employment may be able to base their projects on companies from the extensive SBS employer network to provide alternatives to work based assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 18 months
MA Part-time - 24 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months

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Key information

Telephone number: 
01792 481000