Module Overview

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management stresses the importance of people (human resources) management for organisations in achieving and maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage in the market place.  

This introductory module provides students with a fundamental understanding of the philosophy of HRM and of its influence in creating an organisational culture that recognizes people as an organisation’s most important asset and therefore as the key antecedent of organisational success.

This module will address both theoretical and practical employer and employee issues, emphasising throughout the stragetic, corporate and integrated nature of HRM.  It will enable students to understand the character and range of HRM. 

Module Code

HRMG 9402

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change
  • Introduction to People Management (Personnel Management and Human Resource Management)
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Training and Development
  • Performance Management
  • Reward Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

Learning activities to help attainment of learning outcomes include lectures, guided discussion, case study analysis, consideration of topical / current in-media issues, the in-class MCQ and the individual written assessment.

Students will be encouraged to be actively participate in class discussion so as to ensure a greater synergy and enhanced learning dynamic. Students will also be encouraged to reflect the best practices as identified during the module onto their own / actual experiences.

Students will be encouraged to develop their learning skills by self-directed study supported by the extensive resources (books, journals and databases) available through the library. Pre class readings and during module assignment will contribute positively to the teaching and learning on the module.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50