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2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5393M Managing Performance and Developing Careers

15 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Rajinder Bhandal

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Module replaces

LUBS 5382M

This module is not approved as an Elective


The module aims to introduce, evaluate and integrate the conceptual, empirical and practice-based knowledge bases of performance management and career development. As such, it highlights the relevance of core psychological theories and concepts. The module activities aim to explore how the contexts and constraints of contemporary organisations create tensions and challenges that shape the practical application of knowledge in these areas, and how these may be effectively navigated.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:

1. Explain and critically evaluate the quality and practical relevance of conceptual, empirical and practice-based literatures in the areas of performance management and career development
2. Identify and critically evaluate the impacts of organisational contexts and practical constraints on the way performance management and career development are enacted in practice
3. Diagnose needs and problems related to performance management and career development systems and processes in organisations and generate new or revised approaches.

Skills outcomes
1. Select and apply relevant core psychological theories and concepts to specific applied domains.
2. Make connections between psychological knowledge domains based on practical impact.


Indicative content for the study of performance management includes: approaches to performance management; different ways of defining performance at both the organisational and individual levels; how to measure performance and collect the relevant data in; how to best evaluate performance and feed it back to employees to ensure a motivating approach.

Indicative content for the study of career development includes: how a career can mean different things to different people, career decisions, factors which influence career development, ways individuals can help themselves in developing their careers, and the role organisations play in developing the careers of employees.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours125.00
Total Contact hours25.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, answering questions, and assignment preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will check their learning through completing workbooks on each topic and will be given answers and feedback during designated workbook sessions. Students can get feedback by engaging in the Discussion forum. Students will be given feedback on their application of key concepts in the seminars and on most occasions will be left with further sources to read at home if they want further feedback. Students will participate in a session whereby they will be able to spend time planning their assignment answer and can use the opportunity to ask for feedback. Students will complete two separate assignments (with 50% each) so they have the opportunity to learn from class and/or individual level feedback prior to completing their second assignment. 

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3000 word coursework

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 31/08/2022 17:05:19


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