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BUS3006 : Managing Diversity

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Ana Lopes
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


This module aims to introduce students to the concept of diversity management. Specifically, the module aims to provide students with theoretical and conceptual tools that will help them gain an understanding of the British and European contexts of workforce diversity, the changing practices of governments, organisations and human resource practitioners, as well as the changing policy landscape. The module also aims to encourage students to consider the intersection of different dimensions of inequality (inequality strands such as gender, age, ethnicity, etc.).

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
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion241:0024:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials61:006:00online asynchronous
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00pip
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:006 pip + 6 online synchronous
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery61:006:00online synchronous (whole cohort)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study180:0080:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module combines formal lectures with group teaching. The lectures introduce students to key concepts, theoretical and policy frameworks, and debates. Seminars are designed to provide students with a safe space for extended debate and critique, based on completion of structured guided learning activities. Drop in surgeries are designed to provide students with opportunities for formative feedback and structured discussion.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M70Individual Essay (2500 words)
Report1M30Individual report (1000 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The report will assess Intended Knowledge Outcome 1 and Intended Skills outcomes 1 and 2.
The essay will assess Intended Knowledge Outcomes 2 and 3 and Intended Skills Outcomes 1 and 2.

Reading Lists