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NBS8123 : Strategic Human Resource Management

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Stephen Procter
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


• To introduce to students key concepts in the area of the strategic management of people in organisations.
• To encourage students to use these concepts to make sense of their own experiences in organisations.
• To enable students to gain access to concepts and ideas that will be of use to them—-both practically and reflexively--as practising managers

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Human Resource Management (HRM): Managing the Employment Relationship
2. Strategic Human Resource Management: HRM, Strategy and Structure
3. The HR Function and the Role of Line Management
4. Managing Work and Production
5. Managing Employee Voice
6. Managing the Individual Employment Relationship I: Employee Ability
7. Managing the Individual Employment Relationship II: Pay and Performance
8. Linking HR Systems to Organisational Performance
9. HRM and the Future of Work

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture93:0027:00PiP delivery
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion123:0023:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study125:0025:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the basic concepts and framework. These contribute to the module’s intended knowledge outcomes. Supervised group work and oral presentations give students the opportunity to use the basic concepts and frameworks, both to make sense of their own experiences and to see how they might approach situations in a different way in the future. This addresses the module’s intended skills outcomes

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1003000 words
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Case study2MFormative feedback is provided on students' reports on their case study work.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written assignment assesses the intended knowledge and skills outcomes.

Reading Lists