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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Human Resource Management

Programme code:BA-HRMUCAS code:N611
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Adrian Murton Contact address:A.C.S.Murton@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- GCSE English Language: minimum grade B/6.
- GCSE Mathematics: minimum grade B/5.
- A Level: typically AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project Qualification).


When English is not the first language, students will need to provide evidence of English language ability through qualifications such as TOEFL (score of 92 overall, with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing) and IELTS (score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in listening, speaking, reading or writing), all in accordance with standard Business School entry requirements and policy.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

General Business and Management

Programme specification:

Our graduates will:
1. Be able to analyse complex HRM issues to articulate how cultural, legal, political and global influences impact upon HRM policies and practice

2. Have an understanding of the economic and social consequences of HRM policies and practices.

3. Be able to account for the impact of different employer strategies on HRM policy and practice

4. Be able to identify key legal issues raised by a scenario and to analyse the position of specific actors from a legal perspective.

5. Be able to identify, describe and critically appraise important theories, models and prescriptions within the field of HRM

6. Have the intellectual and ethical skills required to comprehend and analyse Human Resource Management issues

7. Have an understanding of the range of methods and analytical techniques available to HRM researchers and practitioners and the intellectual, ethical and research skills to apply these techniques to address applied research issues

8. Have the skills, knowledge and competences to build a career as a HR professional, through achievement of Associate level membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Our students will be able to:

i. Engage critically with current issues, research and scholarship in the field of HRM (PA 1-8)

ii. Demonstrate the analytical, critical thinking and intellectual skills required to solve human resource management problems. (PA 1-8)

iii. Execute and present a piece of high-quality independent research on a Human Resource Management topic.(PA 7)

iv. Manipulate and interpret data using both quantitative and qualitative methods (PA 7)

v. Articulate how global and cultural influences impact on local employment practices.(PA 1, 2, 3, 4)

vi. Deliver professional quality presentations on HRM issues using appropriate technologies (PA 8)

vii. Produce professional-quality business reports and documents. (PA 8)

viii. Work effectively as part of a team. (PA 8)

ix. Be a reflective and ethical practitioner in HRM, continuously and critically developing their HR skills (PA 8)


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study 100 credits from the following compulsory modules:

LUBS1080Personal Tutorials for HRM10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1125Economic Institutions (Labour)10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1585Economic Institutions (Industry)10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1755Business and Society (Combined)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1890Starting Your Own Business10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1940Economics for Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 1 credits in order to progress to Year 2.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 90 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS2000Management, Work and Organisations10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2060Contemporary Industrial Relations10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2580Contemporary Human Resource Management20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2590Labour Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2810Business and the Legal Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2885HRM Research Practice and personal tutorials20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

IMPORTANT - When considering your optional modules, please take into account any modules you intend to study in subsequent years, as there might be modules you need to complete in your current year of study that are required to fulfil pre-requisite conditions of future modules.

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 10 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS2020From Study to Work10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2095Understanding Data in the Social Sciences10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2850Marketing20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2970Corporate Social Responsibility10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules list, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 2 credits in order to be able to progress to level 3 made up as follows: Pass 90 credits of compulsory Pass for Progression (PFP) modules AND pass 10 credits of optional modules.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 80 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS3311Human Resource Management Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3855Strategic Human Resource Management20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3915Employment Law20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 20 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS3001Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3002Diversity Management20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3003Business Ethics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3051Digital Information at Work10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3070Strategic Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3095Global Perspectives on HRM and Employment Relations20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3185People Analytics: Strategy and Practice20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3805International Business Management20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3850Contemporary Management Consulting20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3885Management Decision Making20 creditsNot running in 201920

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules list, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 3 credits in order to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree made up as follows: Pass 80 credits of compulsory Pass for Progression (PFP) modules AND pass 20 credits of optional modules.

Last updated: 26/09/2019

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