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Study at The Centre for Labour Market Studies University of Leicester



The Centre for Labour Market Studies (CLMS) is one of several centres at the University of Leicester actively involved in research and offering distance-learning courses. Dr John Goodwin is the Head of the Centre for Labour Market Studies and his research interests are young workers and the transition from education to work. Our emphasis is on the interdisciplinary approach we employ, drawing from the academic subjects of Work, Organisations, Employment, Skills and Learning. The work at the Centre has its origins in research that was undertaken in the 1970s on school to work transitions. Since then the Centre has widened its research activities into a broader range of labour market issues, notably Worker and Worker Organisation, Employability and Locality, Academic Practice and Distance Learning, Youth Transitions to Work and Skills, Performance and Development. The Centre has developed a strong international reputation for the quality of its research, and this research feeds directly into the course materials, thus ensuring that they are continuously updated.

In 1991, in response to demand from the training profession, the Centre launched a unique Masters degree course for trainers, the United Kingdom's first postgraduate course to focus exclusively on training. Subsequently, the Centre has recently updated its portfolio with six new courses; MSc in HRD, MSc in HRM and Development, MSc in HRD and Performance Management, MSc in International, HR and Globalisation, MSc in Indusutrial Relations and MSc in Skills and Performance. The Centre now offers a range of distance learning courses at Doctorate, Masters, Diploma, and Certificate levels. 2009 has brought further expansion to CLMS with the introduction of the first distance learning BSc in Higher Education (HRM) course; students can take the 1st year and exit with a Certificate in Training Practice or HRM, take a 2nd year Diploma in HE (HRM or T&D) and if they complete the 3rd year exit with a BSc (Hons).



Distance Learning Courses

Doctorate in Social Sciences

The aim of this course is to produce a group of leading edge practitioners who have mastered the full range of the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the conduct of their professional activities at the highest levels. The course will provide a thorough grasp of the theoretical foundations of the profession. This will include advanced theory from a number of different Social Science disciplines, e.g., sociology, economics, management science, the psychology of learning, sociology of education and education and training policy.

Areas covered:

Advanced Research Methods Training, The Research Context, Thesis.

MSc in Human Resource Development

This course provides a comprehensive examination of the role of HRD within the workforce. The course explores HRD issues and debates at the individual, organizational, national and international level.

Areas covered:

Employee Development and Workplace Learning; The Organisational Context of HRD; Comparing National Systems of VET; Research Methods.

MSc in Human Resource Management and Development

This course examines issues relating to Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development at the individual, organizational, national and international level.

Areas covered: Employee Development and Workplace Learning; Managing Human Resources; The Global Context of HRD and HRM; Research Methods.

MSc in Human Resource Development and Performance Management

This course examines the transformation of HRD in the context of organizational change and the increased emphasis on performance management and measurement.

Areas covered: Employee Development and Workplace Learning; Performance in Organisations; The Global Context of HRM and HRM; Research Methods.

MSc in International Human Resources and Globalisation

This course reflects the increasingly global nature of business and organizations. It examines how global pressures combine with local forces in creating the contexts in which decisions on HRM and HRD are taken.

Areas covered:

Managing Human Resources; Comparing National Systems of VET; The Global Context of HRD & HRM; Research Methods.

MSc in Industrial Relations and Human Resources

This is a multidisciplinary course, designed to build a thorough understanding of management-labour relations in the context of global economic change. The course includes research methods training and the opportunity to conduct independent, supervised research.

Areas covered:

Managing Human Resources; The Global Context of HRM and HRM; Industrial Relations; Research Methods.

MSc in Skills and Performance

This course is designed to provide the latest academic and applied knowledge to enhance the professional skills of HR managers, trainers and consultants, as well as public policymakers. This course focuses on the strategic use of skills and its impact on organisational performance.

Areas covered:

The Changing Nature of Skills; Production, Performance and Competitiveness; The Organisaton of Work and Organisational Performance; Implementing Improvements in Organisational Performance; Research Methods.

The BSc Programme

1st year - Certificate in Training Practice or HRM

These courses will equip students with knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of Training and Human Resource Management.

Areas covered:

Introduction to Training and Development, Identification of Training Needs, Individual and Organisational Learning, Designing Learning Events, Human Resource Management and Employment Law, Performance Management and Job Design, Organisational Change and the Role of Human Resource Management and Training, Training Needs Analysis and Training in Organisations, Designing and Delivering Training, Assessment and Training Evaluation.

2nd year - Diploma (HE) Training and Development or HRM

Our Diploma courses are intended for training and HR practitioners with three or more year's experience who wish to enhance their existing skills and knowledge through the application of theory to practice. This course builds on the academic grounding gained from the CLMS certificate. Our diploma courses can be studied as a course in its own right or as part of a BSc in HRM.

Areas covered:

Workplace Learning and HRM; Organisational Behaviour and Employee Development, The Learning Process and the Practice of Training and Development, Management in Organisations, Training and Management Policy, Personnel and Human Resource Management, Culture and the International Context, Training and Development or HRM case study.

3rd year - BSc in Human Resource Management

The BSc is designed for training and human resource practitioners to build on existing academic experience. This can either be from a foundation degree or the CLMS Diploma course.

Optional Modules include:

E-Learning; Industrial Relations; Labour Market Analysis and HRM; High Performance Work Practices.

Research Methods

Dissertation.



Contact:



Sally Gatward

CLMS

7-9 Salisbury Road

Leicester

LE1 7QR

Tel 44 (0) 116 2525954

Email: sally.gatward@le.ac.uk

www.clms.le.ac.uk

[The University of Leicester]





Contact:



Sally Gatward

CLMS

7-9 Salisbury Road

Leicester

LE1 7QR

Tel 44 (0) 116 2525954

Email: sally.gatward@le.ac.uk

www.clms.le.ac.uk