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Employment Relations - MAN00031I

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Gareth Crockett
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

The module examines the fundamental nature of the UK employment relations system and relevant concepts. More specifically, it examines: the changing context of employment (such as the growth in atypical work and the gig economy) and its impact on the UK system and the nature of the employment relationship; the key parties that help regulate the employment relationship (State, employers and trade unions); the continuing impact of EU regulation on the UK system and; the processes that take place within the UK system such as employee voice and employee participation, collective bargaining and why conflict arises and its implications.

Module learning outcomes

Students will be able to understand and critically evaluate:

  1. the nature of the employment relationship and developments in contemporary work and employment in the UK

  2. roles of key actors, structures and processes and their outcomes

  3. Continuing impact of EU legislation on UK employment relations before and after Brexit

  4. The module will provide students with the knowledge to enter roles in HRM and employment relations in the UK


Task Length % of module mark
Individual Essay
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Individual Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be given in accordance with the University Policy on feedback in the Guide to Assessment as well as in line with the School policy.

Indicative reading

Wilkinson, A., Dundon, T. Donaghy, J. Colvin, J.S., D (2018) The Routledge Companion to Employment Relations. Routledge

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