Postgraduate

NBS8383 : Diversity in a Global Context

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials92:0018:009 hours of non-synchronous lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion151:0015:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:00seminar
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities52:0010:005 hours of structured guided learning
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery80:304:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study481:0048:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module combines formal lectures with student-led seminars. 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.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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
Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation2MConference presentation: 10 minutes presentation. Non-synchronous video presentation submitted for feedback
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The essay will assess all intended learning and skills outcomes. The formatively assessed presentation will provide opportunities for development of all intended learning outcomes and skills outcomes.

Reading Lists

Timetable