Employment Relations

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Employment Relations

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Human Resources, Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    The module aims to provide a critical understanding of the employment relations field of study, give insight into relevant conceptual and theoretical approaches and provide a sound knowledge base.
    The module content will include:
    1. theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of employment
    relations; the role of history in shaping contemporary employment relations; power, conflict and the nature of the employment relationship.
    2. the role of the key actors in employment relations (trade unions,
    employer, the state);
    3. the processes of employment relations in union and non-union firms:
    employer strategies; collective bargaining; employee involvement, social partnership and industrial democracy; dispute resolution, grievance and disciplinary procedures;
    4. employment relations and the equality project;
    5. employment relations from a comparative perspective: convergence and divergence; employment relations across national boundaries.

    Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 6

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