Postgraduate MSc

Learning and People Development (Top-Up)

Build on your postgraduate diploma and enhance your expertise and understanding of learning and people development. You’ll gain a master’s degree by completing an applied research project on this top-up course.

Learning and People Development (Top-Up)

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Further your knowledge and understanding of learning and people development, managerial and business practices
  • Critically evaluate and apply theory and techniques to a complex business issue in this field
  • Gain a strategic perspective on learning and people development practice in an organisational context 
  • Practise making ethical and informed quantitative and qualitative professional judgements
  • Further develop creativity and transferable skills in an organisational and/or professional setting with awareness of inclusivity, sensitivity to equality, diversity, and culture

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This course has been developed in-line with Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) standards. You’ll need to already have achieved a postgraduate diploma in learning and development, and membership of the CIPD at Level 7. 

Research-led teaching

 Our teaching is informed by research and professional practice. Specialist dissertation tutors will teach research methods and support you to identify and refine your dissertation topic. Your dissertation supervisor will work with you on a one-to-one basis to help you produce your dissertation proposal and final thesis. 

Your academic community

You’ll be encouraged to participate in the academic and practitioner communities by attending academic conferences, CIPD conferences and events, and the Leeds Business School Guest Lecture programme.


Why study Learning and Development at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Developed to CIPD standards 
  2. Access to a wide range of university facilities and resources
  3. Opportunities to gain insight through Leeds Business School guest lectures
  4. Experienced, highly qualified, and dedicated teaching team

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