This programme is currently under review and is not accepting applications.
Start date: Not available
Awards: Under review
For detailed information on fee status, policies, payment and funding opportunities see:
Part-time intermittent study is available for this programme: you can pay on a course-by-course basis rather than pay for a complete programme at the outset. If you were to pay for a full programme at 2012/13 rates, the fees would be as follows: MSc: UK/EU students £5,750; international students £13,050 PgDip: UK/EU students £3,835; international students £8,700 PgCert: UK/EU students £1,920; international students £4,350 As fees change each year, the length of time you take to complete your programme will affect the total cost.
Please note: this programme is currently under review and is not accepting applications for 2013/14.
This programme is for anyone with a career or interest in learning and development in organisations.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline. You will also need some relevant work experience.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
Accredited by the UK’s Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), this programme gives you the opportunity to develop critical understanding of staff development and the management of organisational learning and change.
You’ll examine the key frameworks and concepts that relate to the management of training and development in organisations, and learn to apply conventional and innovative approaches and methods in the management, planning, delivery and evaluation of learning and development strategies and programmes.
The programme also offers a vital industry qualification: by following a specific route through the MSc programmes, you’ll be eligible for Associate CIPD membership.
The programme is accredited by the UK's Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development. There are additional costs for the CIPD programme.
The part-time programmes are modular and the time taken to complete your studies can vary. The figure given on the right is the maximum time it may take to achieve a particular qualification.
Your learning will be through a wide variety of modes and methods with emphasis on relating theory to practice through case studies and visiting experts from the field.
Optional courses may include:
Required courses for CIPD are marked *
CIPD students must also take one of the options marked **
CIPD students will also take part in professional development workshops. To complete the MSc, and qualify for the CIPD award, you will also produce an independently researched dissertation.
Qualified professionals with training and development management skills are sought after in a diverse range of sectors, including commercial business, public authorities and voluntary organisations.
The CIPD qualification in particular will give you an edge with potential employers, while the transferable skills you gain in areas such as communication and project management will support the development of a career in any field.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013