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*This is a new course and is subject to academic approval. The course may be subject to change and confirmed details of the content of the course will be published in our online prospectus from June 2017, subject to the course having been approved for delivery.

MA
Learning & Development

Postgraduate course
Business & Management

Kick-start your career as a learning and development professional.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus
*This is a new course and is subject to academic approval. The course may be subject to change and confirmed details of the content of the course will be published in our online prospectus from June 2017, subject to the course having been approved for delivery.

Your Course

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As well as attaining a post-graduate qualification, you will develop the skills, knowledge and learning to join the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional regulating body for human resources and people development.
Entry Requirements
Requirements:

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
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If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

  • Martin Brockett

Careers

Martin Brockett
Global HR Change & Transformation Lead, NGA Human Resources

PG Dip Human Resource Management and MA Human Resource Management (Top-Up)

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“As an HR consultant, I was getting plenty of great experience, but I felt I needed something more to be able to progress my career to the next level. Bridging that gap was a big motivator for me. The knowledge I gained through studying has proved really useful in everything I’ve done since – from setting up my own HR consultancy to working in a specialised role with a global HR provider.

MODULES & LEARNING

You will be introduced to major debates about theory and practice in the specific fields of leadership, flexibility and change management. You will also learn about the four main strands of HRM: learning and development, resourcing; reward and employment relations.

You will be equipped with a range of fit for purpose skills appropriate to management practice generally and the management of HR more specifically.

Evaluate the principal internal and external environmental settings of contemporary organisations, within which managers, HR professionals and workers interact in conditions of environmental turbulence, change and uncertainty.

You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.

Focus on the learning and development of leaders and managers within organisations so you can assess its value in an organisation's success.

Develop a critical understanding of the role and influence of a range of contextual factors on the design, delivery and evaluation of learning and development plans and interventions.

Explore a wide range of concepts, theories, models and techniques to help develop systematic understanding and critical awareness of mentoring and coaching within the context of professional practice.

Undertake a critical study of employee engagement from both a practical and academic perspective. Learn how to relate employee engagement to factors such as leadership, performance, well being and organisational commitment.

Develop your conceptual understanding and evaluative skills, essential for effective personnel practice in an advisory capacity at both strategic and operational levels in an organisation.

Understand, analyse and evaluate competing theories and perspectives associated with managing employment relations strategies, policies and procedures and their outcomes on organisational climate, employees and management.

Develop an appreciation of the interrelationship between management functions especially in performance and reward management, and the ability to link these strategically to the organisation.

You will be taught by staff with extensive industry experience and particular expertise in learning and development that will feed into your studies, preparing you for a stimulating career in HRM.

Our industry events will enable you to broaden your professional networks and connect with your fellow learners and experts from industry. Your course has been developed to meet the standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and you will be able to join as a professional member on completion of your studies.

You will have access to the latest technology, including our Hydra Suite. The emergency services use this type of training facility to monitor decision making in critical incidents. You could use it to perfect your strategic thinking. You will also hone your communication skills in our Professional Suite as you present your ideas and receive feedback from your tutors.
  • Christine Daley, Senior Lecturer
    Christine Daley Christine Daley
    Senior Lecturer

    We have over 40 years’ partnership with the CIPD in successfully delivering human resource management programmes. This programme offers us the opportunity to take full advantage of our expertise in a specialist course designed for tomorrow’s learning and development professionals.

    Christine has taught on programmes accredited by the CIPD for several years, is module leader for Leading, Managing & Developing People and personal tutor on the PG Dip HRM. She has a wealth of industry experience, specifically in workforce development training in the public and private sectors. Christine’s research interests include andragogy (teaching adult learners) and she is particularly interested in supporting students who join the programme without traditional academic qualifications.
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FEES & FUNDING
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  • Library and online resources

    Facilities

    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • The Rose Bowl

    Facilities

    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

  • Hydra Suite

    Facilities

    Hydra Suite

    You will use Critical Decision Immersive Simulations in this facility to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. The simulations replicate the complexities of real life scenarios that would challenge decision makers, aiming to improve your decision making, critical thinking and communication skills.

An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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