HRM40670 Human Resource Management

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module examines current Human Resource management (HRM) issues and practices. Topics covered will include: strategic HRM - it's nature and the factors that influence the shape of an organisation's HR policies and practices; each of the core HR policy areas will be reviewed including for example: performance management; recruitment and selection, and employee voice.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module, students should be able to:assess the variety of internal and external factors that influence the context and nature of HRM strategy, policies and practices; compare and contrast the strategic options available to organisations in respect of each core HR activity such as: staffing; performance management; the management of employee voice and, describe and critically evaluate the role of the HR function.

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

This is core module for a specialist postgraduate degree in HRM. To ensure that students can engage fully with the module enrolment will be restricted to students who have completed an undergraduate module in human resource management or who shave atisfied the entry requirements for the MSc Business (HRM).

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: < Description > Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Take Home EXam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be delivered (individually or in groups as appropriate) following assessment of assignments.

Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 09:00 - 11:20

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