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					     MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in HRD and Performance Management
Aims and objectives
To place new developments in the field of performance management, and the increasing demand for
HRD practitioners to act as learning consultants, in their intellectual and practical context, and so
provide students with an understanding of the sources of change which are leading to the
transformation of their roles; to identify the new skills and competencies required for trainers affected
by these changes; to provide the knowledge that will enable them to develop their skills both in
supporting the learning process and performance management. To equip students with the necessary
research skills to undertake research work in the area of human resource development.
Entry requirements
Candidates should normally possess either a first or second-class honours degree from a British
university or its equivalent, or an approved professional qualification coupled with suitable
professional experience.

                   Module 1 - Employee Development and Workplace Learning
Subject Knowledge
Aims: this Module aims to introduce course members to the concept of learning and explores key
theoretical debates in the field. It then explores the implications of different approaches to learning for
employee development and HRD practice by examining, through specific examples, their impact at
individual and organisational levels.
Learning Outcomes
Having completed this module, students will be able to:
1)      understand and critique theories of learning and the ways in which they can be applied to
        employee development;
2)      analyse and critique theories of workplace and work-related learning;
3)      demonstrate a critical understanding of the social processes underpinning adult learning.
Assessment: 4,000 – 5,000 word assignment.
Skills
Aims: subject knowledge, critical analysis, presentation, appraisal of evidence, managing learning,
research skills, communication skills.
Learning outcomes: to develop core knowledge and critical evaluation of theories, to understand
appropriate academic conventions for writing, progressive learning how to manage own learning, to
answer set questions clearly and cogently, develop an independent perspective, and to present a well
reasoned argument showing depth of understanding.

                              Module 2 - Performance in Organisations
Subject Knowledge
Aims: the module aims to provide students with an understanding of the impact which intensified the
opening up of new world markets and the use of information technology is having on contemporary
organisations and the new ways in which management are trying to improve the productivity and
efficiency of human labour.
Learning outcomes
To be able to identify the changes that have been occurring in organisations and critically evaluate the
theories explaining these changes.
To be able to discuss the effect of these changes on the training function and role of the trainer as
those responsible for managing performance.
Assessment: 4,000 – 5,000 word assignment.
Skills
Aims: subject knowledge, critical analysis, presentation, appraisal of evidence.
Learning outcomes: to develop core knowledge and critical evaluation of theories, to answer set
questions clearly and cogently, develop an independent perspective, and to present a well reasoned
argument showing depth of understanding.
                          Module 3 - The Global Context of HRD and HRM
Subject Knowledge
Aims: the module aims to provide an overview of changes in the world economy brought about by
globalisation. To consider the ways in which these changes have impacted on the organisation of
production and employment in different societies and identify the issues for HRM and HRD.
Learning Outcomes
1)      Students will understand the changes in the world economy associated with globalization;
2)      students will be able identify the role of international capital, labour and international
        institutions in the contemporary world economy, and their impact upon employment policy
        and practice;
3)      students will understand the role of HRM within multinational corporations;
4)      students will be able to examine the impact of globalisation on national systems of HRD and
        identify the ways in which different countries are responding to the pressures brought about
        by globalisation.
Assessment: 4,000 – 5,000 word assignment.
Skills
Aims: subject knowledge, critical analysis, presentation, appraisal of evidence.
Learning outcomes: to develop core knowledge and critical evaluation of theories, to answer set
questions clearly and cogently, develop an independent perspective, and to present a well reasoned
argument showing depth of understanding.

                                   Module 4 - Research Methods
Subject Knowledge
Aims: this module aims to introduce researchers to process of social science research and to the
fundamental debates pertaining to the philosophy of social science. The module also aims to provide
research methods training in a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques and data analysis.
Learning Outcomes
1)       The student will have an understanding of the practical, ethical and theoretical processes
         underpinning social science research;
2)       the student will be able to differentiate between ontology and epistemology and have a
         working understanding of the philosophy of social science research;
3)       the student will be able to select appropriate methods based on philosophy of social research
         and the demands of their research question;
4)       the student will have an effective understanding of the issues relating to the design,
         construction, implementation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative research.
Assessment: 4,000 – 5,000 word assignment.
Skills
Aims: research techniques, subject knowledge, critical analysis, presentation, appraisal of evidence.
Learning outcomes: to develop core knowledge of research techniques, to answer set questions
clearly and cogently, develop an independent research perspective and methodology, and to present a
well reasoned argument.

                             Research/Workbased Project/Dissertation
Subject Knowledge
Aims: completion of a well-researched, well-written and properly referenced dissertation to a
publishable standard.
Learning outcomes: students should be able to: formulate a research problem, design a research
study, identify and use appropriate research methods, manipulate and summarise data, report research
results and present conclusions.
Assessment: 16,000 – 20,000 word dissertation.
Skills
Aims: written communication skills, research skills, data presentation, problem solving, managing
learning, working relations.
Learning outcomes: locate, retrieve and present information clearly and effectively, working with
others and alone, maintaining a work schedule, writing skills to present and develop a convincing
argument, expertise in the field.

				
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