MSc / PgDip Human Resource Development

Southwark Campus and Croydon Campus

Mode: Part-time

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Overview

This course aims to enhance the professional capability 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

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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.

Benefits of Msc

The MSc course has all of the benefits of the PgDip – including CIPD accreditation – plus a research methods and dissertation module that provides students with an opportunity to conduct an independent in-depth study into related HRD issue.

Benefits of PG Dip

The PG Dip HRD is designed for busy professionals working within the context of personnel/human resource management and the allied professions, seeking personal or career development but who may not have the time to commit to a full masters degree.

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
MSc Part-time
Duration
24 months
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
PgDip Part-time
Duration
18 months
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

The MSc Human Resource Development is a part time programme designed for learning and development professionals working within the context of human resource management/development and the allied professions, seeking personal or career development.

The course offers students the opportunity to study a broad range of practitioner-based subjects to ensure that they can operate at strategic level within an organisation. The course is also suitable for professionals working at a senior management level where they have responsibilities for staff development and people management.

The course is accredited by the CIPD and will ensure that on completion professionals will achieve associate membership status from which they can upgrade to full membership status within a year of completing their course.

Year 1

  • Contextualising Human Resource management and Human Resource development
  • Resource and Talent Management
  • Managing Employee Relations: A Contemporary Lens
  • Managing Reward or Mentoring & Coaching

Year 2

  • Individual and Organisational Development
  • Strategic Human Resource management & Development
  • Research Methods (not part of PG Dip)
  • Capstone Business Project (not part of PG Dip)

Employability

The programme is designed for professionals or line managers who are working in the field of Human Resource Development or Management.

Students who have successfully completed the course have found it has enabled them to take on additional responsibilities and/or move onto more senior positions within the HR or Management field.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development logo
The programme is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).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.
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Centre of Excellence status is the IoEE’s (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) flagship organisational accreditation for organisations that promote and deliver enterprise skills development – and is in recognition of the School’s entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.

Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

A first degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent and normally be required to have at least one year’s post graduate work experience.

Non-Standard Entry: Where there is a minimum of 2 years work experience but no first degree.  applicant must complete a 1,500 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.

APEL is possible, within the normal rules and regulations of LSBU, but special PSRB rules apply that require APEL applicants to have successfully completed comparative 20 credit module(s) from a CIPD approved level 7 course.

Course status

  • Accreditation and Course validation status

    This course is validated by London South Bank University. Applications are being accepted.

How to apply

International students

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
MSc Part-time
Duration
24 months
Start date
September
Application code
5746
Application method
Mode
PgDip Part-time
Duration
18 months
Start date
September
Application code
5747
Application method

Postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 516 KB).

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as a postgraduate student.

Postgraduate Application Service

Book a session with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors. Over a one on one Advice Session they'll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience.

Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.

Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

International applicants should use our international application system. Full details can be found on our How to apply section for international students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 516 KB).

Considering your application

Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.

There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

Prepare to start

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Part-time

MSc Human Resource Development (PT) - Year 1 PT Southwark SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2022/23
UK fee: £4524.44International fee: £6844.44
AOS/LSBU code: 5746Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK £10180
International £15400

MSc Human Resource Development (Top-Up) (PT) - Year 1 PT Southwark SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2022/23
UK fee: £3393.33International fee: £5133.33
AOS/LSBU code: 5748Session code: 1PS00

PgDip Human Resource Development (PT) - Year 1 PT Southwark SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2022/23
UK fee: £4524.44International fee: £6844.44
AOS/LSBU code: 5747Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK £6786.66
International £10266.66

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 226 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 226 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

Contact information

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Tel: 0207 815 7500

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