MSc Human Resource Development (International Development) / Course details
Year of entry: 2018
MSc Human Resource Development (International Development) enables you to critically understand the role of human resource development (HRD) in supporting economic and social advancement, through the improvement of public services and the education of individuals, organisations and communities.
The course aims to develop your critical appreciation of globalisation processes, policy initiatives and development management plans to support skills development, competitiveness and human capabilities, including development issues associated with eradicating gender inequalities, fostering human wellbeing and maintaining sustainable livelihoods.
You gain greater professional understanding of HRD strategies and development tools to support skill and knowledge acquisition, and build organization and community capabilities. Our focus on developing human knowledge and skills will enable you to appreciate how education supports skills development. You will also acquire knowledge of the role of international organizations (through governments and MNCs) such as the World Bank and the UN in supporting education and development initiatives.
There is a strong emphasis on acquiring cross-cultural leadership knowledge, relevant for many social change and development projects in the public sector, or in the private sector, MNCs, NGOs or international organisations like the World Bank.
The course is ideal for individuals of any professional background in international organisations, public administration, transnational organisations and private sector companies who are involved in the HRD, leadership and capacity planning aspects of organisations in developing and transitional countries.
Informal enquiries prior to applications are welcomed. Please contact Dr Kelechi Ekuma, Programme Director ( email@example.com ).
You will gain:
- Knowledge and understanding of the linkage between international development and HRD practices and policies.
- Knowledge of globalisation and cross-cultural actors affecting the application of HRD and education theories and methods in developing, transitional and newly industrialised countries.
- Knowledge of education and HRD interventions and their role in building leadership skills and capacity.
- Knowledge of how approaches to national human resource development (NHRD) affect organisation and societal performance in developing and transitional economies.
- Knowledge of how new approaches to HRD strategies including private sector management and development, social capital, knowledge management, gender planning affect the context for competence and performance enhancement in organisations and societies.
- Understanding of how to analyse and design HRD strategies at societal and organisational level.
- Understanding of your own learning and leadership skills and how they may be improved.
Teaching and learning
Part-time students complete the full-time programme over 27 months. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme, therefore if you are considering taking a programme on a part-time basis, you should discuss the requirements with the Programme Director and seek approval from your employer to have the relevant time off. Timetabling information is normally available from late August from the Programme Administrator and you will have the opportunity to discuss course unit choices during induction week with the Programme Director.
Coursework and assessment
The taught elements of the programme, carrying 120 credits overall is continuously assessed by a variety of methods (project based reports, essays), involving largely individual submissions, but also elements of group work.
Participants must also complete a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice approved by the Programme Directors. Students are encouraged to base their dissertations on topics of direct professional concern to themselves.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Human Resource Development: Key Concepts||MGDI60151||15||Mandatory|
|Human Resource Development & Leadership||MGDI60162||15||Mandatory|
|Gender & Development||MGDI70802||15||Mandatory|
|HRD and Research in an International Context||MGDI73040||15||Mandatory|
|International Perspectives on Equity and Diversity in Education||EDUC70322||15||Optional|
|Leading Educational Change and Development||EDUC70352||15||Optional|
|Educating for Sustainability||EDUC71212||15||Optional|
|Industrial Competitiveness and Global Transformation||MGDI60002||15||Optional|
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