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Module Title LM Dissertation
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 18976
Module Lead Dr Rory Donnelly
Level Masters Level
Credits 60
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions MSc HRM

The dissertation is an in-depth individual research study of a particular issue within the field of Human Resource Management. It will outline understanding of current theory and literature, describe in detail methodology of data gathering, outline the evidence gathered, analysis and interpretation; and finally explore conclusions, and if relevant to the study, recommendations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • design, plan and execute an independent research project;
  • demonstrate competence in postgraduate study skills;
  • critically assess and make comparisons between theoretical frameworks and substantive knowledge acquired in the programme to a research topic;
  • critically analyse and discuss existing literature, contemporary HR policy and practice relevant to the chosen issue;
  • undertake a systematic analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative information and present the results in a clear and consistent manner;
  • analyse and evaluate empirical evidence and assess its implications for theory and practice;
  • draw realistic and appropriate conclusions.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions One 12,000 word dissertation (100%)
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