Not available in 2013/14
ID421      Half Unit
Human Resource Management and Employment Regulation

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Stephen Dunn


This course is available on the MSc in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management and MSc in Management and Human Resources. This course is not available as an outside option.


None. But students who have an undergraduate degree in law are advised to choose the specialist employment law options available to management students.

Course content

Human resource management problems and issues relating to the employment contract and legislation on discipline and dismissal, redundancy, mergers and sub-contracting, sex, race, age, disability and other types of discrimination, work-life balance, information and consultation, health and safety, union recognition and the right to strike. The focus is on UK and EU law, but other countries, including the USA, are used for comparative purposes.


15 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the LT. 3 hours of seminars in the ST.

Formative coursework

As well as seminar presentations and case studies, students will be expected to submit a 2,000 word essay and will receive feedback within two weeks

Indicative reading

Taylor, S. and Emir, A. (2009) Employment Law: an Introduction, 2nd Edition, Oxford: University Press.
Collins, H., Ewing, K. and McColgan, A. (2005) Labour Law: Text and Materials, 2nd Edition, Oxford: Hart.
Willey, B (2009) Employment Law in Context, 3rd Edition, Harlow: Pearson.
Davies, A. (2009) Perspectives on Labour Law, 2nd Edition, Cambridge: University Press
Torrington, D., Hall, L. & Taylor, S. (2008) Human Resource Management, 7th Edition, London: Prentice Hall.


Exam (70%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Essay (30%, 2000 words).

Key facts

Department: Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Half Unit

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