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Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2020-2021 (archived)

Module BUSI4A615: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS (FT)

Department: Management and Marketing

BUSI4A615: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS (FT)

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Available in 2020/21
Tied to N1K017
Tied to N1KC17

Prerequisites

  • None.

Corequisites

  • None.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.

Aims

  • To explore, at an advanced level, key conceptual and practical issues in employment relations.

Content

  • Work and Theories on Employment Relations.
  • The Parties to the Employment Relationship.
  • Collective Bargaining.
  • Flexibility.
  • Employee Participation and Involvement.
  • Discrimination in Employment.
  • Public Sector Employment Relations.
  • Comparative Employment Relations.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Upon successful completion of the module, the students will:
  • have a detailed knowledge of the nature and concept of employment relations;
  • have an advanced understanding and critical appreciation of processes and practices of employee relations.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Upon successful completion of the module, the students will:
  • be able to critically analyse change and trends in complex areas of employee relations.
Key Skills:
  • Written communication; planning, organising and time management; problem solving and analysis; using initiative; computer literacy.
  • Written communication; planning, organising and time management; problem solving and analysis; using initiative; computer literacy.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Learning outcomes will be met through a combination of lectures, groupwork, case studies and discussion, supported by guided reading. The written assignment will test students' understanding of relevant concepts and their ability to apply and interpret what they have learned to the analysis of a particular issue in depth.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Workshops (a combination of lectures, groupwork, case studies and discussion) 28
Preparation and Reading 122
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Written Assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written Assignment 4,000 words maximum 100%

Formative Assessment:

None.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University