Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Human Resource Management
Academic Year
Semester 1
Also available in
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Tutorial 5 x 1 Hour Tutorials
Lecture 11 x 2 Hour Lectures


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Unseen written examination  50%
Semester Assessment 2500 word assignment  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Unseen written examination  Repeat failed element  50%
Supplementary Assessment 2500 word individual assignment  Repeat failed element  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

* Examine the historical development of human resource management, both as an academic discipline and within organisations;

* Analyse the major issues involved in the employment relationship and the dynamics shaping the contemporary labour market;

* Locate organisations' approaches to recruitment, selection and training within the wider industrial relations context;

* Critically review the changing roles of human resource specialists, and line managers who also manage people;

* Understand the location of pay as one of a number of rewards;

* Evaluate the contemporary issues around human resource management, and the development of the labour movement;

* Locate the human resource management function in an international context.


This module is designed to introduce students to the Human Resource Management function within organisations, and how this operates within organisations and the wider business environment.

The aim of this module is to introduce undergraduate students to the key concepts related to Human Resource Management. The module considers the development of Human Resource Management, both as an academic discipline and a practical business function, and relates business decisions on how to manage people to the wider labour market context and industrial relations system. Students will learn how differing approaches to human resource issues such as recruitment, selection and training are influenced by both internal and external factors.

Brief description

MM33520 is a 20 credit module that is core to the undergraduate level programme. The focus will be on the key concepts of Human Resource Management that are used to manage people in contemporary organisations.


1 Introduction to HRM and HRM theory
2 Labour Markets
3 Recruitment and Selection
4 Training and Development
5 Performance Management, Pay Systems and Rewarding People
6 The Contemporary Employment Relationship
7 The Labour Movement and Rights at Work
8 International Human Resource Management
9 Control and Consent, Grievance and Discipline
10 Course Review
Examination Discussion

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Analysis of relevant numerical reports, particularly to inform coursework.
Communication Oral presentation of tutorial exercises. Compilation and structuring of the assignmnt.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students to show awareness of their own learning styles, personal preferences and needs, and identify barriers to learning. Demonstrate self awareness and manage completion of coursework and development of individual research skills.
Information Technology Through accessing various sources for reference material, use of word processing skills in the completion of the coursework, development of powerpoint and presentation skills.
Personal Development and Career planning Identifying learning styles, development of critical thinking, discussion of role of HR function in graduate recruitment.
Problem solving Students will be encouraged to develop creative thinking approaches to problem solving.
Research skills Identifying, gathering and assimilating information from various sources for both seminar exercises and coursework.
Subject Specific Skills An ability to locate the Human Resource Management Function within the wider organization and business environment.
Team work Seminars to include group exercises.


This module is at CQFW Level 6