The Changing World of Work (N1085)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

In this module, you are introduced to emerging issues in the practice and theory of human resource management and industrial relations.

It aims to keep you up to date with challenging and leading edge issues facing organisations in these topics and through detailed discussion of these, develop the practice of critical thinking.

The content of the course will change as new challenges emerge, however lectures will initially include issues such as what combination of HRM practices produce effective performance, comparing managers across international spaces and the impact of high performance workplaces in the organisation.

 

Teaching

67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar

Assessment

50%: Coursework (Portfolio, Presentation)
50%: Examination (Distance examination)

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 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: