The MSc in Human Resource & Knowledge Management (offered by the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology) is structured around four main themes: Human Resource Management (two courses); Knowledge Management (two courses); the management of change and new organisational structures in the 21st Century (two courses); and the production of managerial knowledge (two and a half courses).
The academic year at Lancaster has four terms: the first (Michaelmas) and the second (Lent) contain the main lectures. The third and fourth (Summer terms) are devoted to much less direct teaching and are focused upon supervised work for the dissertation project.
I. In the Autumn (October to December), the Michaelmas Term consists of four courses:
- Human Resource Management I
- Knowledge Management I
- Organisations in the 21st Century
- The Production of Managerial Knowledge I: The Rise of Management Ideas and Concepts
II. In the Spring (or Lent) Term (January to March), the corresponding four courses are taught:
- Human Resource Management II: The Rise and Growth of HRM Ideas and Techniques
- Knowledge Management II: Knowledge Management as Social Practice, Global and Ethical Issues
- The Management of Organisational Change
- The Production of Managerial Knowledge II: Analysing Management in Practice
III. In the Summer Term (April to September), there are three main elements:
- The Production of Managerial Knowledge III: Quantitative Methods in Management Practices Today (intensive five-week module - assessed)
- Legal Issues in Employment (five-week lecture series - not assessed) - this series of five lectures is organised together with the Law School at Lancaster with the aim of offering a general overview of some legal issues encountered in employment contexts.
- Dissertation Project