Degree in work and human resources
The Centre for Labour Studies in collaboration with the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy at the University of Malta is offering a Bachelor's course in work and human resources (honours) from October.
The course will extend over a period of five years of part-time evening study. It will take an inter-disciplinary approach towards work and human resources, including perspectives from management, sociology, organisational psychology, education, economics, statistics, public policy, law, accountancy, and health and safety among others.
The programme will cover the following six major themes: work, labour market and society; organisational behaviour and development; industrial and employee relations; design and occupational health and safety; personal and occupational skills development; research.
As organisations strive to adapt to the ever-increasing challenges of globalisation, the need for skilled and qualified human resources professionals increases. The course intends to fill a gap in this area of specialisation.
The knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme will prepare students to work professionally in settings related to human resources. The programme is aimed at helping public and private sector organisations recruit more effective personnel for their human resources departments.
The programme will be beneficial to trade union leaders, shop stewards and trade union members who will be in a better position to bargain and negotiate on behalf of their members while being fully conversant with the generic human resources areas.
The programme will also be of interest to people from the educational and training fields, who will be able to use the acquired knowledge and skills to deliver training in this area of increasing importance, either by joining training organisations or as independent training providers.
Applications are to be submitted by Friday. Late applications can be submitted until August 31.