MSc in Human Resource Management and Development

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
Managing Human Resources
Aims: The module aims to provide an understanding of the organisational context within which HRM and training operate and the constraints that act on those responsible for implementing it, to explore the body of organisational theory that has emerged and explore the implications for the trainer and those in management development and to consider the contribution that HRM makes to an organisation.
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: SMay 2007tudents 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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