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NBS8383 : Diversity in a Global Context

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Ana Lopes
  • Lecturer: Dr David Lain, Ms Nosheen Khan
  • 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


This module aims to prepare students for their academic studies and professional careers in HR. The module focuses on the management of diversity and inclusion, employment segregation, how multiple dimensions of inequality intersect, and how national contexts shape the salience of particular diversity categories, as well as policies and organisational practices. Alternative approaches to managing diversity will be considered, along with their implications for policy and practice.

Outline Of Syllabus

Context and concepts in equality and diversity
Policy and practice of diversity and equality
Trade Unions and diversity
Employee development and diversity/equality

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00Pip
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion134:0034:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00seminars Pip
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery31:003:00online synchronous (whole cohort)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study481:0048:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module combines lectures with student-led seminars and drop-in surgeries. The lectures introduce students to key concepts, theoretical and policy frameworks, and debates. Student-led seminars are designed to provide students with structured tasks and readings, which form the basis for extended debate and critique. Drop-in surgeries provide opportunities for formative feedback.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1002,000 words individual written essay
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
Written exercise2Mprovide formative feedback on the students ideas for the individual assignment.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The essay will assess all intended learning and skills outcomes.

Reading Lists