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MSc in Industrial Relations and Workplace Learning

University of Leicester

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Course Aims: The course focuses on industrial relations in relation to human resource development (HRD) and human resource management (HRM). The course will meet the learning and professional development needs of practitioners, managers, researchers and policy makers who are involved in employer relations, either from the perspective of the individual or the organisation. You will be provided with the latest academic and professional knowledge for understanding employee relations, HRM and HRD. You will develop the knowledge and skills to address significant changes that are taking place in the work of HR professionals. You will also develop your critical evaluation and reflection skills, and gain the intellectual and practical skills required to undertake independent research at postgraduate level. Course Modules: Module 1: Employee Development and Workplace Learning Module 2: Industrial Relations Module 3: students to choose one option, subject to availability ? The Changing Nature of Skills, Production, Performance and Competitiveness ? Implementing Improvements in Organisational Performance ? Comparing National Systems of VET ? Global Context of HRD and HRM Module 4: Research Methods Dissertation (16,000-20,000 words) Start Dates - February, May and October

Course Aims: The course focuses on industrial relations in relation to human resource development (HRD) and human resource management (HRM). The course will meet the learning and professional development needs of practitioners, managers, researchers and policy makers who are involved in employer relations, either from the perspective of the individual or the organisation. You will be provided...

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