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LLLC1438 Human Resource Management

20 creditsClass Size: 45

Module manager: Jo Bates

Taught: 1 Aug to 30 Nov, 1 Feb to 31 Jan (12mth) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is mutually exclusive with

LLLC1423Human Resource Management

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 content will cover such areas as:
- 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

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Through workshops, tutorials, submission of draft coursework and online activities

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: 09/05/2022 16:33:43


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