Lancaster University Hr

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Lancaster University Hr

Lancaster University Hr

What Will You Study

This programme offers in-depth analyses of human resource management themes such as workforce planning, encompassing recruitment, retention and reward, and conflict management. It acknowledges the centrality of knowledge to organising, and the role of change in contemporary organisations. You will learn about the importance of the human resource in organising, and the conditions necessary for fostering the development of people and knowledge, and you will hone the capabilities and skills necessary to manage the human resource function effectively.

The programme will give you an excellent grounding in the knowledge and skills needed to embark on a career in HR, management and business, and provides an excellent preparation for a professional management career or to further study at PhD level.

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Upon successful completion students can gain Associate (Assoc CIPD) level of professional membership of the CIPD.

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.


  • Dissertation
  • Knowledge Management
  • The Production of Managerial Knowledge I: The rise of management ideas and concepts
  • The Management of Organisational Change: Challenges and Debates
  • The Production of Managerial Knowledge III: Quantitative Methods in Management Practices
  • Law and Diversity Lectures
  • Human Resource Management I: Contexts, Controversies and Critiques
  • Organisations in the 21st Century: New Forms of Organising in the Contemporary World
  • Human Resource Management II: The rise and growth of HRM
  • Knowledge and Global Organisations
  • The Production of Managerial Knowledge II: Analysing management in practice


  • Advanced Study and Professional;Skills

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies’ (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.