MSc in HRD and Performance Management

Module 1
Employee Development and Workplace Learning
Aims: This Module aims to introduce course members to the concept of learning and explores key theoretical debates in the field. It then explores the implications of different approaches to learning for employee development and HRD practice by examining, through specific examples, their impact at individual and organisational levels.

Learning outcomes: To develop core knowledge and critical evaluation of theories, to understand appropriate academic conventions for writing, progressive learning how to manage own learning, to answer set questions clearly and cogently, develop an independent perspective, and to present a well reasoned argument showing depth of understanding.

Module 2
Performance in Organisations
Aims: The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the impact which intensified the opening up of new world markets and the use of information technology is having on contemporary organisations and the new ways in which management are trying to improve the productivity and efficiency of human labour.

Learning outcomes: To develop core knowledge and critical evaluation of theories, to answer set questions clearly and cogently, develop an independent perspective, and to present a well reasoned argument showing depth of understanding.

Module 3
The Global Context of HRD And HRM
Aims: The module aims to provide an overview of changes in the world economy brought about by globalisation. To consider the ways in which these changes have impacted on the organisation of production and employment in different societies and identify the issues for HRM and HRD.


Learning outcomes: To develop core knowledge and critical evaluation of theories, to answer set questions clearly and cogently, develop an independent perspective, and to present a well reasoned argument showing depth of understanding.

Module 4
Research Methods
Aims: This module aims to introduce researchers to process of social science research and to the fundamental debates pertaining to the philosophy of social science. The module also aims to provide research methods training in a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques and data analysis.

Learning outcomes: To develop core knowledge of research techniques, to answer set questions clearly and cogently, develop an independent research perspective and methodology, and to present a well reasoned argument.

Research/Workbased Project/Dissertation
Aims: Completion of a well-researched, well-written and properly referenced dissertation to a publishable standard.

Learning outcomes: Students should be able to: formulate a research problem, design a research study, identify and use appropriate research methods, manipulate and summarise data, report research results and present conclusions.

Assessment: 16,000 – 20,000 word dissertation.

Course Dates
From To
1 May 2007 July 2009
2 July 2007 October 2009
3 October 2007 December 2009
4 January 2008 March 2010

Sally Gatward 0116 2525954

Email Link: Sally.gatward@le.ac.uk

Web: www.clms.le.ac.uk




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