HRM-20015 - Managing Human Resources
Coordinator: Carola Weissmeyer Room: DW1.27 Tel: +44 1782 7 33603
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

The module content is central to the study of Human Resource Management (HRM) covering: the process for resolving disciplinary cases and grievances; the management of dismissal, redundancy and retirement; flexibility and work-life balance; performance management; equality and diversity; and health and safety at work. The module provides students, from a conceptual and theoretical perspective, with an understanding of some of the core issues and processes involved in HRM, which are crucial to professional practice.

To develop a critical understanding of the theory and practice of Human Resource Management and of selected managerial practices associated with it. To develop an understanding of workplace procedures (e.g. discipline and grievance, health and safety, equality) and the management of dismissal, redundancy and retirement.

Intended Learning Outcomes


Study hours

14 hours lectures
10 hours tutorial classes (tutorials and case study based discussions)
20 hours tutorial preparation
20 hours preparation for essay assessment
20 hours preparation for Open-Book Assessment
66 hours private study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 50%
1,000 words essay
The essay will cover the early part of the module. The essay is expected to be diagnostic as well as summative to enable tutors to spot poor academic writing skills and recommend remedies through feedback. This is part of a continuous process within the school.

2: Open Book Examination weighted 50%
Open-Book Assessment
Assessment 2 is an Open-Book Assessment which will be available on KLE for 28-hours to answer and submit your answer via Turnitin File. Although students have been given significant time to complete this assignment script, we expect most students to spend no more than 3 hours to complete and submit their answers via Turnitin (with a maximum of 3,000 words). Answers should be as accurate and concise as possible.