Talent Management (781N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

In this module you will trace the historical development of people working in HR as well as academic interests in talent management. It also reviews debates around the concept.

It then looks at a range of HR resourcing activities as part of a larger general study. These include both practical aspects of recruitment and selection, employee retention and dismissal along with strategic aspects in the context of international employment markets and global competition.

The module adopts a critical and comparative perspective in discussing key issues related to talent management.

You should end up with the knowledge and skills to carry out activities including HR planning, job design, recruitment, selection, induction, retention, succession planning and dismissal to a high standard.

Possible lecture topics include:

  • Employment Markets and Regulations
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • The New Employee
  • Flexibility
  • Employer Branding
  • Human Resource Planning and Succession Planning
  • Dismissal, Redundancy and Grievances
  • Managing Diversity
  • Talent Management Strategies

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: