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Course Overview

HRM underpins all that we seek to achieve when working with other people. It includes employment law, personal skills, and the knowledge to assess what is the right approach to the many challenges that face managers every day. This course is run by tutors who have that knowledge, skill and experience. It includes fine tuning your skills in role play which extend through presentations, interviews, and negotiation to achieve success. At the end of the course you will feel confident to face the challenges of management, and convince a prospective employer of your competence and ability.

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 Allan Sim

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Master of Business Administration in Energy Management or Independent Subject Study In Energy Management or Master Of Science In Cultural And Creative Communication

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 aim of this course is to provide students with the conceptual and prescriptive tools to enable them to understand, identify, diagnose and analyse the principal people management issues facing managers of organisations in the contemporary economy. The course confronts the complexities of managing people in organisations by examining different theoretical approaches to motivation, commitment, performance, conflict and performance. Following these frameworks the course confronts contemporary approaches to communication and participation, and key management issues of reward, training, team-working, equality and discrimination. Topical subjects such as work-life balance and family-friendly employment are also explored with emphasis to their applicability in the new or “knowledge” sectors of the economy.

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 week34
  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 33, 35

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

1st attempt: 1. An individual Assessment comprising 40% of the total course marks. 2. A group piece comprising 30% of the total course marks 3. An individual Professional Reflective Review comprising 30% of the course marks. The individual assessment (1. and 3. above) is as follows: 1. An individual contribution to a theoretical issue, a case issue or work-based issue (2000 words) – 40% of total course marks. 2. A reflective review of the lessons learned through participation in the course (1500 words or a 5min video/oral presentation) – 30% of the total course marks. Material for these individual assessed elements will be obtained through a series of timetabled individual and group activities complemented by directed reading and own research. The group assessment (2. above) is as follows: A group activity/challenge – 30% of the total course marks. In undertaking the challenge, and in the preparation of the assessed requirements (see on), students are required to keep minutes of their group meetings and record peer contributions. These minutes along with the reflections on peer contributions peer are reviewed by the assessment team as part of the assessment process. The group assessed requirements for this course are: e.g. a 10 minute group presentation (contributing 10% and a 5 page Briefing Note/Report comprising 20%). Resit: There is no resit opportunity for the group element. For the individual elements students who score below D3 will be required to submit the respective elements within six weeks of the mark and feedback being returned.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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