Globalisation and Skills

Module code: LM1524

Module co-ordinator: Dr Glynne Williams

Module Outline

This module will explore the causes and the impact of economic globalisation and encourages students to evaluate alternative national strategies for competitiveness and growth. This module will enable them to take a critical look at debates and controversies concerning the global economy and to understand the implications for employers and employees.

Topics covered

  • Key components of economic globalisation and the implications for employers and employees
  • The role of multinational companies in the national and global economy
  • Limits of national and corporate strategies
  • Implications for human resource management and industrial relations


  • 150 hours of guided independent study


  • 3,000-4,000-word essay (100%)