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NBS8500 : Dissertation (Global HRM)

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Benjamin Bader
  • Demonstrator: Dr Ana Lopes, Dr Martí Lopez Andreu
  • Lecturer: Dr Emily Yarrow, Dr Clare Butler, Dr Ewan Mackenzie
  • 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
Semester 3 Credit Value: 50
ECTS Credits: 30.0
European Credit Transfer System


This module provides the opportunity for students to undertake independent academic research into a problem relating to Global Human Resource Management. Drawing on their knowledge, skills and analytical tools across the GHRM programme, students are required to engage with the relevant academic literature; collect, analyse and synthesise data using appropriate tools, draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.

Outline Of Syllabus

The content of this capstone module includes contemporary HR-related research issues covered as part of this programme that students will examine in independent study. Therefore, there is no set syllabus.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1588:00588:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops22:004:00PiP, unless Covid situation does not allow, then online
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision16:006:00PiP, unless Covid situation does not allow, then online.
Guided Independent StudyDistance Learning Advance Preparation21:002:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module provides an opportunity for students to undertake independent research supported by workshops, online resources and six hours of project-specific supervision.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3M10014000 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
Written exercise2MFormative feedback as part of supervision sessions.
Written exercise3MFormative feedback as part of supervision sessions.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The 14,000-word dissertation is the main piece of assessment supported by a programme of supervision. Its successful completion is one of the conditions for membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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