Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Human Resource Management
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 16 x 2 hours
Seminars / Tutorials 2 x 2 hours


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 3500 word report  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of coursework  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module stduents should be able to:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Understand the key elements of Human Resource Management within an organisational context.

Understand the importance of performance management.

Outline the regulatory and organistaional environment in which HRM operates.

Explain the importance of effectively managing and developing human resources within an organistaion.


The aim of this module is to introduce postgraduate students to the key concepts related to human resource management. The development of human resource management is considered, both as an academic discipline and a practical business function, and business decisions on how to manage people are related to the wider industrial relations system. Students learn how firm approaches to human resource issues such as recruitment, selection and training are influenced by both internal and external factors

Brief description

MMM1210 is a 10 credit module that is core to the masters level programme. The focus will be on the key concepts of Human Resource Management that are used to manage people in contemporary organisations.


Introduction to HRM and HRM theory
The Labour Market
Recruitment and Selection
Case Study Session
Training and Development
Pay Systems and Rewarding People
Case Study Session
Control and Consent, Grievance and Discipline
The Labour Movement
Contemporary Research in HRM

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Verbal communication skills will be developed during the seminars and lectures. Written communication during the seminars and assessment. There will be an emphasis on developing communication skills in the context of the managerial role in which they will one day operate.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will be introduced to the importance of learning and performance management during the module, with relevance to both the individual and the organisation.
Information Technology The Internet along with on-line reference libraries will be used for both research and completion of the course work.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will be introduced to the importance of personal development and career planning during the module, with relevance to both the individual and the organisation.
Problem solving Students will be introduced to a number of HR related problems faced by HR managers during this module. They will be expected to both understand the issues surrounding these problems and to provide solutions for them.
Research skills Students will be required to research HR issues both practical and theoretical and to demonstrate an understanding of the issues researched.

Reading List

Should Be Purchased
Beardwell, J., and Claydon, I. (2010) Human Resource Management: A Contemporary Approach Harlow: Prentice Hall Primo search
Recommended Text
Bach, S. (2005) Managing Human Resources: Personnel Management in Transition Oxford: Blackwell Primo search Colling, T., and Terry, M. (2010) Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice Oxford: Blackwell Primo search Gilmore, S., and Williams, S (2009) Human Resource Management Oxford: Oxford University Press Primo search Price, A. (2004) Human Resource Management in a Business Context London: Thomson Primo search Rose, E. (2004) Employment Relations Harlow: Prentice Hall Primo search Torrington, D., Taylor, S., and Hall, L. (2007) Human Resource Management Harlow: Prentice Hall Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7