Postgraduate MSc

Learning and People Development

Develop expertise in learning and development and strategic people management practice. This master’s course will enable you to establish or enhance a rewarding career.

Learning and People Development

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    1 Year
  • Start date


    18 Sep 2023

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Learn how to perform effectively as a specialist learning and development practitioner across a range of diverse business environments and sectors
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of strategic learning and development, people management, managerial and business practices in both internal and external business contexts
  • Critically evaluate and then apply theory and techniques to a range of complex issues, problems, and situations Practise making ethical and informed quantitative and qualitative professional judgements
  • Develop creativity and transferable skills to use in organisational and professional settings with awareness of inclusivity, sensitivity to equality, diversity, and culture
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Professional recognition
This course has been developed to the strategic learning and development standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for learning and development and human resource management practitioners. You’ll enhance your academic capabilities and management aspirations as you study for a master’s degree. On completion, you’ll be prepared to commence or further your career in learning and people development.

Research-led teaching
Our teaching is informed by research and professional practice and guest speakers provide specialist input on your modules. Using genuine case examples, you’ll critically analyse differing approaches to learning and people development, and people management. 

Your dissertation project will enable you to focus on policy and practice within a professional context, with the aim of adding to established research in this field.

Your academic community
You’ll join a diverse and inclusive close-knit community of students and academics. We work communally and you’ll have individual support from our course team. 

Employability
Your learning will have a strong focus on employability. Our mentoring scheme offers the opportunity to receive support and advice from an experienced practitioner. You’ll be encouraged to attend academic conferences, CIPD conferences and events, and the Leeds Business School Guest Lecture programme.

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

  1. Professional standard of learning - this course meets the CIPD strategic learning and development standards 
  2. Strong links to practice - and the professional learning and development community
  3. Opportunities to gain insight - through mentoring, conferences and guest lectures
  4. Learn from experts - you'll be taught by an experienced, highly qualified, and dedicated teaching team
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