Human Resource Management in Context, Short Course | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
5 months
2305 GBP/full
2305 GBP/full
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The Human Resource Management in Context programme is offered by The Open University UK. In this module you will examine how HR policies and practices operate within multiple tiers and manifestations of economic, political and social context - at macro (societal and international) and micro (organisational) levels. 

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To developing analytical and practical skills in this specific domain, the module breaks new ground by incorporating resourcing and talent management as extended examples of HR practice and to illustrate how an intelligent understanding and reading of context by skilled HR professionals can help contribute to more informed choices.

Vocational relevance

This Human Resource Management in Context  programme is offered by The Open University UK is part of a qualification that is intended to provide a route to professional membership of the CIPD if you wish to develop a career in HR management. It will also provide training in research and academic skills if you want to develop an academic career in the field of HR management.

More generally, by studying a postgraduate business qualification you can expect your salary to increase and for it to have a positive impact on your career progression, as well as bringing improvements to their organisation.

Programme Structure

You will learn

  • How HR practice and HR professionals are located within contemporary managerial and organisational contexts;
  • How HR strategies are related to business strategies;
  • How HR strategies are situated within different market and quasi-market contexts, how the state and public sector contexts influence HR strategy and practice;
  • The dynamic nature of global competition; 
  • Social and technological trends and their significance for HRM practice;
  • The importance of regulatory, legal and governmental factors for HRM;
  • Local, national and international labour markets;
  • How to construct resourcing and talent management strategies for different segments of the workforce, and an ability to contribute to diversity management and flexible working; 
  • Skills to manage recruitment, selection and induction activities effectively and efficiently while operating within legal frameworks; 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 5 months

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All entrants must hold a BA/BSc degree awarded by a recognised university, or equivalent. If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2305 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2305 GBP for the full programme during 5 months.
  • National

    2305 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2305 GBP for the full programme during 5 months.


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