Employment Relations

Module code: MN1012

In this module you will study the concept, actors, dimensions and processes of the employment relationship and their importance to understand current dynamics in the workplace and in society.  

Topics covered

  • Theoretical approaches to the study of the Employment relationship.
  • Key actors in employment relations
  • Key practices and processes in employment relations
  • Workplace conflict
  • Voice: Individual and Collective
  • The British Employment model in a comparative approach
  • Flexibility and the employment relationship
  • Globalisation and the employment relationship


  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 8 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of practicals/workshops
  • 4 hours of external visits
  • 116 hours of guided independent study


  • Group assignment (20%)
  • Essay (70%)
  • Reflective assignment (10%)