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NBS8799 : Practice Based Project (Global HRM)

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Mrs Jo Clark
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
  • Capacity limit: 30 student places

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 a theoretically-informed analysis of a current HR-related business issue and consider the practical implications thereof. Drawing on their knowledge, skills and tools across their programme of studies, students are required to undertake independent research to critically assess and interpret the HR-related business issue and formulate recommendations for practice. They will engage with the relevant academic literature as well as practice-focussed sources to identify, assemble, analyse, interpret and synthesise relevant and balanced data from multiple sources to propose and support a preferred course of action.

Outline Of Syllabus

The content of this capstone module includes contemporary HR-related business issues as presented by practitioners. Therefore, there is no set syllabus.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00module assessment preparation and formative feedback, in person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops13:003:00Conference day, module introduction, presentations of business issues by external organisations, PIP
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study5881:00588:00independent study and assessment preparation and completion
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision61:006:00dissertation supervision and formative feedback, per a schedule for team and individual, in person
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module provides an opportunity for students to undertake independent research. There will be a conference day, in which practitioners introduce contemporary HR-related business issues in their organisation, of which students can express a preference for one for further investigation. Three workshops will support students in preparatory work for three elements of assessment. There will be 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
Research proposal2A303,000-word extended project outline
Report3A507,000-word management research report (MRR) in accordance with CIPD requirements
Prof skill assessmnt3A2015-minute recd presentation -practical implications/recommendations of the MRR suitable for client HR . professionals/business execs
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 7,000-word management research report is the main piece of assessment. It is acknowledged by CIPD as a more practice-focused alternative to a 14,000-word dissertation without sacrificing academic rigour and enables CIPD membership. A short, recorded, oral power-point presentation of practical implications and recommendations will enhance the focus on a contemporary HR-related business issue and the more practice-focused nature of this capstone module. The extended project outline seeks to prepare students effectively for the other two assessments. Formative feedback will be provided as part of the supervision sessions. All assessments are individual.

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