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Human Resource Development - MA


Course Description

The programme is designed to prepare and develop students for careers in Human Resource Development. The philosophy of the programme derives from the principles of reflective practice and experiential learning, or using the CIPD term, to develop ‘thinking performers’. The programme therefore combines academic, professional and personal development.

Course Overview

The course provides the development of in-depth knowledge and understanding of HRD within a wider organisational and contextual framework. Current issues in HRD are explored and students will develop techniques applicable to enable application of a range of HRD skills to organisations in which they are likely to operate. Student who successfully complete part one, the PgDip, will also receive Internationally recognised CIPD recognition towards Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

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*

*Students will be required to complete a piece of research on an HRD issue within an organisation for this module.

Part 2
-Research Methods
-Dissertation

Key Features

-To become CIPD qualified and gain a Master’s qualification in HRD
-To develop the key skills and knowledge needed to progress in a HRD career
-Work with friendly, experienced practice-led tutors
-Become part of a network of professionals and gain access to additional professional development events and resources through our strong links with the local CIPD branch
-Flexible study patterns to suit your lifestyle and work commitments
-Benefit from a combination of small group learning supported by our virtual learning environment

Assessment

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 two 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.

Career Opportunities

Past students have enhanced their HRD career advancement in the private, public and voluntary/not for profit sectors in the UK and overseas.

Students also participate in a programme of organisational visits, workshops and CPD events (in liaison with the CIPD and Chartered Management Institute (CMI)) to provide application and networking opportunities. The content of the programme is vocationally focused, using real case studies of current organisations. Students are encouraged to share their own work experience and apply their knowledge and skills in creative and innovative ways.

Professional Accreditations

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Visit the Human Resource Development - MA page on the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold one or more of the following: An honours degree or postgraduate qualification eg. BA, MSc; A relevant professional qualification Eg. CIPD Intermediate qualification, ILM, CIM; Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be admitted to the course provided their professional or managerial experience is deemed to be appropriate; Holders of CIPD Postgraduate qualifications may be offered exemption from part one of the programme, enabling them to ‘top up’ to a Master’s degree in a shorter time than the full MA programme.

Last Updated

07 March 2017

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