Managing Human and Industrial Relations (971N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

You are introduced to concepts, issues and debates around human resource management and employment relations.

Some of the topics that may be included are:

  • specific HRM function areas (such as pay/rewards systems, working time, employee voice at the company or sector level)
  • the meaning and variability in the interpretation of high performance HRM systems
  • the global diffusion of HRM practices
  • gendered dimensions of HRM practices
  • diversity management
  • corporate social responsibility issues
  • talent management.


33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Examination (Take away paper)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.