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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Managing human resources is important for survival and prosperity of organizations and economies, and has implications for individual attitudes and well-being.  Managers are expected to contribute to the delivery of the human resource strategy, supported by expert advice and guidance. This module explores the key concepts underpinning the management of human resources and their practical application in organisations today.  Focus on four important themes:

·        Recruitment and selection

·        Equality and diversity

·        Flexible employment and work-life balance

·        Talent management

You will be encouraged to share your views and experiences through class discussion and debate. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Zoe Morrison

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either MSc International Business Management (Studied) or MSc Global Health and Management (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The indicative content covered by the course would include the following topics: • Strategic HRM • Operational challenges: e.g., Recruitment and selection; Managing employee relations; Equality and diversity at work • HRM Processes: e.g., workforce planning; performance and rewards management

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 5 Lectures during University week30
  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 29, 31

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

 3,000 word individual assignment (70%); group presentation (30%).


Resit:  the course overall was failed, the resubmission would be 100% on an alternative written assignment.


Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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