ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title HR in an Organisational Context
Code ULMS840
Coordinator Dr LE Otaye
Work, Organisation and Management
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 30

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):


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Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 1



Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 281


EXAM Duration Timing
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Individual Report including individual reflective account There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (W  -7500 words    100       


Develop strategic awareness, business orientation and a concern with adding value through human resource (HR) practice, all linked to HR professional competence;

Research relevant topics and write a business report that can persuade key stakeholders in the organisation to change or adopt a particular policy and practice;

Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue from an HR perspective, to locate the work within the body of contemporary academic knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice. The applied nature of the report requires a critically evaluative approach, empirical investigation and analysis and a combination of academic research and business report writing skills.

Reflection on the implications for professional practice from an ethical, professional and continuous professiona l development standpoint.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Identify and justify a business issue that is of strategic relevance to the organisation;

(LO2) Critically analyse and discuss existing literature, contemporary HR policy and practice relevant to the chosen issue;

(LO3) Compare and contrast the relative merits of different research methods and their relevance to different situations;

(LO4) Undertake a systematic analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative information and present the results in a clear and consistent format;

(LO5) Draw realistic and appropriate conclusions and make recommendations based on costed options;

(LO6) Develop and present a persuasive business report;

(LO7) Consider the financial metrics and the financial issues related to the ideas and proposed solutions;

(LO8) Write a reflective account of what has been learned during the project and how this can be applied in the future;

(LO9) Develop the skills of critical reflection;

(LO10) Write a Personal Development Plan (PDP).

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) Numeracy

(S4) Commercial awareness

(S5) Organisational skills

(S6) Communication skills

(S7) Ethical awareness

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Mixed, hybrid delivery, with social distancing on campus

Asynchronous learning x 9 hours
Synchronous face to face large group teaching x 1 hour
Seminars x 6 hours
Self Directed Learning x 281 hours



This is a predominantly self-directed module, with small group seminars and supervision meetings.

Recommended Texts

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