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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC1423 Human Resource Management

20 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: David Gilding

Taught: 1 Sep to 31 Jan View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module will provide you with a foundation in the theory and practice of HRM allowing you to engage critically with developments in the world of work. It begins with an exploration of HRM and of the various theoretical perspectives for examining work before exploring key topics.Through the exploration of these subjects the module will also develop academic skills addressing areas such as academic and reflective writing, referencing and research, as well as developing professional and digital skills appropriate to working and learning environments.


The aims of the module are to provide students with the opportunity to:
Examine HRM policies and practice and apply theory to practice
Evaluate the impact of strategic HRM in an organisational context

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module you will be able to:
-Explain the nature of human resource management
- Evaluate human resource management tools and techniques
-Examine the changing nature of work and the contemporary employment relationship.

Skills outcomes
As part of this module students will develop a range of digital literacy skills. Further details are provided in the module handbook


- The nature of HRM
- Pay and reward
- Recruitment and selection
- Appraisal and performance management
- Skills and training
- Employee involvement
- Equality and diversity
- Ethics in HRM

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours180.50
Total Contact hours19.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Reading: 81.5 hours
- Critical reflection on practice: 39 hours
- Assignment preparation: 20 hours
- Examination preparation: 20 hours
- Assignment Writing: 20 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Through regular workshops, monitoring of student contributions, formative feedback and the staged submission of coursework.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Case Study2,000 words50.00
Essay2,000 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:23:11


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