Human Resource Management - BUSN5013

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) Samantha Evans checkmark-circle


This module will introduce students to the key concepts of managing people involving and examination of organisational, management and human resource management theory and practice. This will be achieved through relating relevant theory to practical people and organisational management issues.
The key topics of the module are:
• The nature of human resource management
• Motivation in the workplace
• Work organisation, job design and flexible working
• Groups and team working
• Diversity in the workplace
• Recruitment & selection
• Learning and development
• Employee Involvement and participation
• Employee performance and reward
• Ethical HRM


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 21
Private study hours: 129
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Group Presentation (20%)
Group reflective report (1000 words) (10%)
Individual Report (3000 words) (70%)

Reassessment method:
100% coursework

Indicative reading

Torrington, D., Hall, L., Taylor, S. & Atkinson, C. (2014) Human Resource Management, 9th edn. Harlow: Pearson

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- understand the role of Human Resource Management (HRM) practices within specialist functions and as part of line management activity
- evaluate the process of managing people and teams
- critically assess the impact of human resource management theory on management and management practice
- understand the connection between human resource management practices and apply these concepts to the wider business environment in which they function

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- organise and present an analysis as a considered viewpoint
- find, select and synthesise complex information
- communicate effectively orally and in writing and at an appropriate level for the audience
- demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility in working and studying independently using relevant resources
- demonstrate critical thinking through reflection


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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