1 year - full time
2 years - part time
The MA in Human Resource Management and Talent Development is the first postgraduate qualification in these fields in Central Asia. It was developed in co-operation with the ERASMUS + TALENT project and another four European universities.
The course will equip you with the necessary tools to critically examine and apply contemporary approaches to employee resourcing, performance management, strategy for human resource management and talent development within organisations.
How you will study
The course involves various learning methods combining problem solving and experiential learning, highlighted by practice and the use of technology. To make studies effective and joyful, teaching and learning activities include:
- Case studies to improve students’ analytical and problem-solving skills;
- Problem-based-learning approaches to lectures, seminars and other in/out-of-class activities;
- Presentations from external speakers with industrial experience, to enable students to understand how the taught material is applied in industry;
- Team/group work to enable students to further develop their teamwork skills to work effectively in a professional environment;
- Research methods involving the use of the Learning Resource Centre and online sources to develop students’ research and analytical skills; and
- Work-based learning involving the use of students’ experiences and action learning to develop students as reflective practitioners.
The course consists of core and optional modules. The course structure is validated by the University of Westminster (UK) every five years but it may change by adapting to feedback received from a variety of sources.
- Managing Talent and HRM Practice
- Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
- Strategic Aspects of HRM
- Employee Relations and Employment Law
- HRM and Talent Development Project
- HRM Analytics
- Advanced Issues in Performance & Reward Management
- Talent Development
- Work, Society and Quality of Life
- Talent Resourcing
- One Elective from the WIUT Postgraduate courses in marketing, finance or other business-related modules.
WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
Applicants should normally hold an Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution with a minimum of a second lower class honours (2:2 or equivalent). Applicants without a formal higher education qualification or a formal qualification that is not at an equivalent academic standard, may be considered if the following conditions apply:
- They are or have been in employment where their role is in the area of the course and involves a high level of analysis and critical thinking.
- If the above condition is met, candidates will be required to provide evidence of such employment (nature and level of experience). This evidence will be considered during the interview process and the decision of the panel will be final.
Applicants must have:
- Had their first or second degree (or equivalent) taught and assessed in English; or
- An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in the writing component or another English Language Test recognised by the University of Westminster.
Applicants must have at least 12 months of full-time paid work experience or equivalent at the start of the academic year. For the purposes of this regulation, the academic year starts on 1st October.
Applicants will have to be 22 years of age at the start of the academic year. For the purposes of this regulation, the academic year starts on 1st October.
Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements will be formally interviewed. The purpose of the interview is to determine the candidate’s ability to undertake and complete the course. The interview panel will also consider any equivalent or non-standard admission qualifications. In doing so, the panel may require additional evidence from the candidate to support the request for consideration for equivalency, such as the nature and level of work experience.
The course aims to produce prospective HR managers, HR business partners, consultants, trainers as well as managers. The graduates will develop expertise on recruitment, compensation and rewards, people analytics, training and development, performance management and appraisals as well as business strategies for HR managers.
During the course, students started working as HR managers or continued working as specialists in public and private organisations.
Olesya has 15-year experience in higher education. Before becomimg Course Leader, she was the Head of subject area for Business Management for eight years. She has also been Module Leader for Organisational Behaviour, Cross Cultural Management, Human Resource Management, Professional Practice Learning from Work, Dissertation and Business Communications modules.
Her research interests are in the field of human resource management and education. Olesya participated in the Junior Faculty Development Programme in Oklahoma State University. She also has experience in coordinating and leading international projects such as the Erasmus + TALENT project that aims at establishing human resource management master programmes in Central Asia.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
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