Learning and assessment
You’ll apply your knowledge practically through case studies, project work and guest lectures, and debate the current challenges and dynamics affecting HR policy in an increasingly dynamic business and social environment.
There is a particular focus on ethical people management and social sustainability.
Assessment methods include exams, assessed essays, presentations, learning logs and an end of programme dissertation. The dissertation is a piece of research conducted in a business of your choice.
Students have an opportunity to broaden their international experience by taking part in study tours embedded alongside our programmes throughout the year. These tours are provided by the Faculty where all expenses are covered. Previous tours have included trips to Bahrain (Ahlia University) and Qatar (Qatar University).
These tours help our students to gain knowledge about international business and entrepreneurship, as well as providing opportunities to practice and develop communication and interpersonal skills. Students are given a hands-on opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in class, all whilst becoming more aware of diverse cultures and strengthening international relationships.
Students take part in a dynamic mix of both theory and practice-related activities including: interactive problem-solving workshops, company visits, talks by guest speakers (from the public and private sector), cultural visits, and social activities
All module leaders have ‘open door’ sessions where they are available to students on a weekly basis. You’ll be allocated a personal tutor throughout your studies, and a supervisor to guide you through your dissertation projects and act as a research mentor.
The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the School of Management, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (e.g. assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements.
The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.
All teaching staff are highly research active, and publish widely. As much as is possible, teaching staff incorporate their own research into the teaching.
There is a dedicated HRM research methods course which teaches HRM practitioners how to conduct people management research and analyse their findings. Students complete a dissertation (practical research project) to address an actual issue in a business as their final assessment.