Strategic Human Resource Management and Employee Engagement (780N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Learn the strategic approaches involved in managing human resources and employee engagement.

You study how human resource strategy is formulated and implemented into an organisational setting, and gain an insight into the strategic management of people.

You explore the link between strategic Human Resource Management, employee engagement and organisational performance, and learn about the key factors involved in the design and delivery of an engagement strategy.

Topics include:

  • the strategic context of Human Resource Management and engagement
  • corporate strategy, strategic Human Resource Management and organisational performance
  • the strategic role of the Human Resources department
  • Human Resource strategy development and implementation
  • employee engagement concepts and ideas
  • designing and delivering an employee engagement strategy.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: