The learning environment on HRM is supportive and will develop your academic and transferable skills as an individual, and foster your abilities to work as part of a team. Our aim is for you to become an independent learner capable of self-directed development beyond your time on the programme. Specifically, you will develop: knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in organisations; thinking skills involving the selection and application of analytical frameworks, and an understanding of the limits of models and techniques; practical skills of planning, writing, argumentation, data analysis and information synthesis; and transferable skills relevant to working in contemporary organisations.
Creating the Right Environment
The programme is demanding, but it should also be enjoyable. We organise a series of social events, study visits and activities to help you gel as a group and develop a sense of group cohesion, which is vital for a degree which involves learning together as well as independently. Our aim is to foster a community that is friendly and cooperative. We organise visits to historical sites of interest and other events such as meals, and your group will elect social representatives who will organise your own events, such as end-of-term parties and trips.
Academic Skills and Professional Development
The programme involves specific modules designed to enhance your learning, including the tailored Advanced Study Skills module in Michaelmas Term. Workshops and seminars throughout the year on professional and career development will also contribute to your development for the workplace, supported by our excellent LUMS careers team.
You will be allocated to study groups during the year and you will engage in a variety of group-based tasks designed to develop team working skills. Mutual support is an important part of the programme and the degree has a welcoming and supportive culture amongst the cohort. Remember there is much to learn from each other as well as from tutors.
Lectures, seminars and workshops are carefully planned and designed to provide a positive learning experience in which you can participate. Lectures and seminars tend to be interactive, with discussion being encouraged to foster collective learning. Student-led sessions and tasks will develop your abilities to work independently and assessment feedback will give you the information you need to continuously improve.