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
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.
|Mode||Duration||Start date||Application code||Application method|
|ModeMSc Part-time||Duration24 months||Start dateSeptember||Application code5746||Application method Direct to LSBU|
|ModePgDip Part-time||Duration18 months||Start dateSeptember||Application code5747||Application method Direct to LSBU|
London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.
If you are visiting our Southwark Campus, you may wish to use our downloadable campus map (PNG File 466 KB). For information on accessibility, see our DisabledGo access guides.
Walk or bicycle
The University is in easy walking distance of underground and leading overground stations. We are only 20 minutes away from the Thames. We encourage walking and cycling and have bicycle racks on campus. Please check the Transport for London cycling website for London cycling maps and route planners.
LSBU is very well connected, and a large number of buses travel to and connect in the Elephant and Castle area from across London.
By train or tube
The Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station, which is right next to campus. The closest rail stations are Elephant & Castle, London Waterloo and London Bridge. To plan your train journey, visit the National Rail website.
London South Bank University does not provide public parking space. There is a limited amount of parking in the area, so we strongly advise using public transport.
Do consider the Congestion Charge if you are driving through London to reach the campus. Find out if you'll be crossing the Congestion Charge zone to reach our Southwark Campus.
TfL journey planner
You can travel to Southwark Campus by using public transport, plan your journey using the Transport for London journey planner.
The Croydon Campus is located at Electric House, Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 1LB
The Croydon Campus is 10 minutes from both East Croydon and West Croydon Station and within walking distance of Croydon Town Centre.
Trains run frequently from London Bridge, London Victoria and Thameslink Stations from Central London, as well as Brighton, Gatwick and the South of England. Both West Croydon and East Croydon Stations are on the London Overground Line.
By tram / bus
LSBU Croydon is very well connected, and a large number of buses connect the campus with the wider area and London. The Tram line connects Croydon with other parts of South London.
London South Bank University does not provide public parking space in Croydon. The campus is location near several Town Centre car parks, all of which charge a fee.
TfL journey planner
You can travel to Croydon Campus by using public transport, plan your journey using the Transport for London journey planner.
Entry Level 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.
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Tuition fees for home students
Tuition fees for international students
Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees
MSc Human Resource Development (Top-Up) (PT) - Year 1
UK fee: £3496.67 International fee: £5633.33 AOS/LSBU code: 5748 Session code: 1PS00
MSc Human Resource Development (PT) - Year 1
UK fee: £4662.22 International fee: £7511.11 AOS/LSBU code: 5746 Session code: 1PS00 Total course fee: UK: £10490.00 International: £16900.00
PgDip Human Resource Development (PT) - Year 1
UK fee: £4662.22 International fee: £7511.11 AOS/LSBU code: 5747 Session code: 1PS00 Total course fee: UK: £6993.33 International: £11266.66
MSc Human Resource Development (PT) - Year 2
UK fee: £5827.78 International fee: £9388.89 AOS/LSBU code: 5746 Session code: 2PS00 Total course fee: UK: £10490.00 International: £16900.00
PgDip Human Resource Development (PT) - Year 2
UK fee: £2331.11 International fee: £3755.55 AOS/LSBU code: 5747 Session code: 2PS00 Total course fee: UK: £6993.33 International: £11266.66
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 391 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.
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.
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 course is not currently open to international students.
International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
|Mode||Duration||Start date||Application code||Application method|
|Mode MSc Part-time||Duration 24 months||Start date September||Application code 5746||Application method Direct to LSBU|
|Mode PgDip Part-time||Duration 18 months||Start date September||Application code 5747||Application method Direct to LSBU|
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Contextualising Human Resource management and Human Resource development
- Resource and Talent Management
- Managing Employee Relations: A Contemporary Lens
- Managing Reward or Mentoring & Coaching
- Individual and Organisational Development
- Strategic Human Resource management & Development
- Research Methods (not part of PG Dip)
- Capstone Business Project (not part of PG Dip)
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:
- Free employability workshop and events for student all year round, more details can be found on our event section.
- 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.
- LSBU Careers Hub offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and support, guidance on future careers, as well as loads of career resources, connecting you with employers, exciting events, 1-1 support and relevant workshops.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
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.
- 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.
- 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 Assessment
Course Enquiries - UK
Tel: 0207 815 7500Register your interest
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