MAN-30071 - Managing Diversity - ISP
Coordinator: Deborah Kerfoot Room: DW1.13 Tel: +44 1782 7 33429
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

To enable students to undertake research within the specific sub-field of diversity in management and organisations, including international business management. The taught component of the module emphasises a critical approach to the subject and supports students' active development of independent qualitative research skills in questioning and reflexivity and enables them to develop a meaningful discussion of theoretical developments in the area of diversity and difference. Students will identify and reflect upon their experiences of organisations by means of group discussions to support their choice of a specific and manageable dissertation topic.

Intended Learning Outcomes

interpret and critically evaluate the significance of current developments in the management of workplace diversity: 2
critically engage with the latest academic research and theoretical frameworks of work and organisation and their relationship to diversity issues: 1
locate and critically interpret management strategies that promote workplace diversity in areas including gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, caring responsibilities: 2
engage in a specific piece of independent qualitative research: 2
produce an extended piece of critical and analytical writing: 2

Study hours

24 hours workshops
16 hours of consultation with the module leader or supervisor
110 hours private study
100 hours independent research
50 hours preparing final dissertation

School Rules

MAN-20096, MAN-10018 or MAN-10023

Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 40%
1500 word essay
The 1500 word essay will be on a topic selected in conjunction with the tutor. It will constitute a piece of analytical work including a literature review.

2: Dissertation weighted 60%
Independent Study Project
Students will produce a substantial piece of written work of between 6,500 and 8,000 words incorporating independent research using appropriate methods and including a review of relevant academic literature.