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University of Huddersfield: Strategic Learning and Development (Professional Practice)

Institution University of Huddersfield
Department Department of Management (BDMGMT)
Telephone +44 (0)1484 472956
Study type Taught


This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6-month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree within a UK environment after completing the 12-month taught programme.

Working in learning and development requires excellent grounding in the principles, realities and practicalities of human resource development (HRD). In a diverse and rapidly changing world, it has become more important than ever to hold a professionally recognised qualification that provides this grounding as well as making your career profile more professionally distinctive and relevant.This course has been approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK’s HRM accrediting body, to prepare you for the Advanced level standards of the CIPD new profession map and to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue Chartered Membership of CIPD.

You will have the opportunity to achieve two essential qualifications: an MSc and Associate Membership of CIPD with the opportunity to then progress your membership grade. You will graduate with an enhanced personal professional profile and greater awareness of how HRD practices can add value to corporate strategy and enhance better work and working lives. In addition, you will be able to access the University of Huddersfield’s Capstone project, providing you with the opportunity to pursue a chosen topic of interest in learning and development to greater depth through research, consultancy or venture launch options.

The MSc in Strategic Learning and Development will help you to identify gaps in your knowledge and through a process of independent thinking, self-appraisal, and the support of a network of peers and teaching staff on the course, enhance what you do andhow you contribute to your organisation’s strategy. It is relevant to HR practitioners in the public, private, not-for-profit sectors, and international HRM.

On this course you will develop knowledge and practical skills across a broad range of topics leading to Associate Membership of the CIPD. After graduating, with relevant work experience you can apply to upgrade your membership to Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow.

Professional links and accreditations: Students who successfully complete this course will gain Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Associate is the first level of CIPD professional membership and entitles you to use the designation ‘Assoc. CIPD’ after your name. This course has been validated in line with the new CIPD profession map and the level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development.

We are a long-established CIPD Approved Centre and links with the West Yorkshire CIPD branch offer continual professional development events, additional networking, advice, mentoring and updates from the profession. The University offers additional guest presenters, speakers and lectures that students are welcome to attend.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

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