MA Human Resource Management and Talent Development


The MA in Human Resource Management and Talent Development (MA HRM and TD) is designed to provide an exceptional understanding of the field of human resources to take up careers in a wide range of industries in both public and private sectors in Uzbekistan and globally. The MA HRM and Talent Development aims to attract candidates with diverse academic backgrounds and working experience and desire to shift their career to Human Resources. This programme is also beneficial for line managers who can learn about managing people and developing talent of their employees.

The course is unique as it is the first postgraduate qualification in the field of HRM and Talent Development in Central Asia. This program was developed together with the ERASMUS + TALENT project in cooperation with 4 EU universities and was validated by the University of Westminster (London) in November 2019.

The MA in HRM and Talent Development will equip you with the tools to critically examine and apply contemporary approaches to employee resourcing, performance management, strategy for HRM and talent development within organisations.

The course is underpinned by practice-based theory, combining problem solving and experiential learning and involves the use of:
  • Problem-based-learning approaches to lectures, seminars and other in/out-of-class activities;
  • Case studies to improve students’ analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • 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.
  • Work-based learning involving the use of students’ experiences and action learning to develop students as reflective practitioners
The MA in Human Resource Management and Talent Development (MA HRM) has been designed to enhance analytical and problem-solving skills that will be necessary for students’ future professional lives.  The course will enable you to enhance your career prospects and marketability in the HRM and consultancy sector.
It focuses on a range of HRM and talent development disciplines, fostering critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills as well as coaching, teamwork, conflict management, negotiation and communication skills, all of which are beneficial for professionals and leaders in a global business context.
This programme aims to produce prospective HR managers, HR business partners, consultants, trainers as well as line managers as it develops expertise on recruitment, compensations and rewards, people analytics, training and development, performance management and appraisals, and business strategies for HR managers.
Module  Code Module Title Status UK Credits  ECTS Sems
  Managing Talent and HRM Practice Core 20 10 1
  Strategic Aspects of HRM Core 20 10 2
  Employee Relations and Employment Law Core 20 10 2
  Organisational Behaviour and Leadership Core 20 10 1
  HRM and Talent Development Project Core 20 20 1+2
 Three Options or Two options and one Elective from the list below
  HRM Analytics Option 20 10 1
  Advanced Issues in Performance and Reward Management  Option 20 10 1
  Talent Development Option 20 10 2
  Work, Society and Quality of Life Option 20 10 2
  Talent Resourcing Option 20 10 2
  One Elective from the WIUT Postgraduate courses. Elective 20 10 1 or 2


Formal Higher Education
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 HE qualification or the formal qualification is not at the equivalent academic standard, may be considered if the following conditions apply
  • They are or have been in employment where their employed role is in the area of the course and involves a high level of analysis and critical thinking.
  • If so such candidates will be required to provide evidence of such employment, its nature and level. This evidence will be considered at interview and the decision of the panel (see below) will be final.