Aims of the course
This course is designed for experienced senior managers and human resource professionals who wish to contribute more effectively to the strategic management and human resource development of an organisation. It will be of particular interest if you are currently working within or consulting for an organisation undergoing major structural or cultural change.
The course will enable you to:
formulate and implement a business strategy through exposure to various approaches to strategic management and use of appropriate analytical tools and frameworks
take a strategic approach to the management and development of human resources
gain a broad awareness of human resource strategies in an international context
develop an understanding of the processes and skills involved in operating in a consultancy role for a client organisation in respect of human resource interventions and the management of change
develop a rigorous approach as a practitioner to research activities and methodological issues
A special feature of the course is a residential module in a mainland European city, which allows you to develop your diagnostic skills about HR and change issues in a European context.
The course covers all of the advanced practitioner standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
You are assessed using a range of methods: essays, seminar leading, group project presentations, writing portfolios, research papers, as well as assessment and evaluation by your peers, together with the dissertation.
On graduation you can apply for a transfer to MPhil/PhD. A number of our graduates have moved into consultancy and others have found advancement in senior HR posts as a result of the course.