University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Human Resource Development and Organisational Change

This award develops students' research skills for effective operation at a strategic level in an organisation, particularly in the areas of organisational development, change and transition.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above; a HND/HNC in a related subject area plus 2 years relevant organisational experience; a Certificate in Personal Practice, a Certificate in Training Practice, a Certificate in Recruitment and Selection, or an equivalent CIPD certificated programme, plus 2 years relevant experience; applications are also invited under the widening participation agenda from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who may have significant organisational experience, in such cases, students need to demonstrate at least 8 years relevant organisational experience, with at least 3 years in an HR role, or 5 years in a relevant role, for example a supervisory or management role, admission to the programme is based on an evaluation of the applicant's ability to contribute to, benefit from and achieve the award; a reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant's undergraduate studies, or their employer; if English is not the 1st language, a TOEFL score of 550 or above, an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to the above; candidates may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook (APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning); students holding the PgD Human Resource Management may be eligible to enter with advanced standing; applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above, in such cases, admission to the programme is based on an evaluation of the applicant's ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award; applicants normally have appropriate and relevant work experience.

Course modules

Modules include: investigating business issues from an HR perspective; HRM in context; leading, managing and developing people; organisational change and development; understanding and implementing coaching and mentoring; learning and talent development; dissertation project.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,645 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,645 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,645 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,645 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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