This qualification is suitable for those at the start of a career in HR or hoping to enter the HR profession and also line managers. This MSc combines an in-depth understanding of human resource (HR) management with a broader exploration of its organisational and management context. Whether you're at the start of your career in HR, aspiring to enter HR or an experienced professional, it will give you up-to-date knowledge of organisational theory and behaviour and the specialist skills essential to practitioners. You will explore HR strategy both within organisations (including issues such as employee relations and employee engagement; learning and development, and employee resourcing and talent management) and in relation to the external environment ? including globalisation and international forces, social and technological change and government policies and regulation.
If you're at the start of your a HR career in HR, or aspire to enter the HR profession, or are in a line management position this qualification could be what you're looking for. It combines an exploration of HR management strategies with opportunities to build skills essential for practitioners. You will develop your understanding of the role of the HR professional, the nature of professionalism and approaches to addressing ethical dilemmas. Throughout your studies, you will be encouraged to explore the challenges facing a rapidly changing profession in a global economy, and consider the relevance of theory to practice in a variety of geographical and sectoral contexts. You will also develop the skills and understanding needed to address business and change management issues and to work at a strategic level.
This qualification is suitable for those at the start of a career in human resources (HR) or hoping to enter the HR profession and for line managers. This diploma will deepen your understanding of HR management and strategy, while building the specialist skills essential for practitioners. You will address business and change management issues and work at a strategic level; and explore issues such as employee relations, employee engagement, learning and development, employee resourcing and talent management. There is a strong emphasis on practice-based learning, and you will examine international and comparative practice ? preparing you for work in the global economy. You will also evaluate the relevance of research and theory in relation to practice improvement.
From poetry to string quartets, and from sculpture to short stories, the extraordinary range of human culture offers rich possibilities for study. This broad and absorbing course develops a deep understanding of the world we live in and how we got here, covering a fascinating variety of perspectives, periods and subjects ? including art history, classical studies, creative writing, English language, English literature, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, and religious studies. You'll learn from the OU's world-class academic research, through high quality module materials and engage with fellow students from around the world.
You'll explore how geography makes a difference to how we understand and might respond to global challenges such as poverty, climate change, migration and urbanisation. By studying places, landscapes, and issues located in space and time, you'll deepen your understanding of the relationships between human and natural environments, and how those relationships are in turn shaped by distinctive patterns of social, cultural, economic and political dynamics. As you combine this knowledge and understanding with the skills that you'll develop through virtual fieldwork in generating, interpreting, and communicating geographical imagination, you'll work towards a project to complete your degree.
In this qualification you'll explore human systems of thought and practice, both 'secular' and 'religious', in ways which allow you to engage with wide-ranging and often controversial issues affecting different cultures and societies. You'll investigate current questions and themes in these disciplines from both historical and contemporary perspectives. This includes the ethics of war, political justice, multiculturalism, religious nationalisms, the 'sanctity of life' and pilgrimage. In engaging with the core disciplines of religious studies and philosophy, you'll develop critical skills and expertise in a range of key approaches and methodologies.
In this diploma you'll investigate a variety of questions and themes in religious studies and philosophy from historical and contemporary perspectives. You'll explore human systems of thought and practice, both 'secular' and 'religious'. This will allow you to engage with wide-ranging and often controversial issues affecting different cultures and societies. As you engage with the core disciplines of religious studies and philosophy you'll develop critical skills and expertise in a range of key methodologies and approaches.
In this diploma you'll be engaging with geographical topics from a range of different perspectives and investigating the key issues such as poverty, climate change, migration and urbanisation that are affecting our world today. In doing so, you'll develop your understanding of the ways in which the natural and human environments are related and interact.
If you're interested in psychology and would like to learn more, or find out if it's the right subject for you, this certificate could be the ideal starting point. You'll learn about the different ways in which psychologists investigate the human mind and behaviour, and how psychological research addresses real-life issues ? including ageing, crime, education, employment, forensic science, mental health, relationships and much more.
This certificate offers an accessible and engaging introduction to the science behind human health and disease. If you're interested in health science and developing essential skills for study, this course is for you. By the end of your study, you'll have a valuable qualification under your belt and be on your way to an honours degree.
This module is for sports coaches, exercise professionals and sports enthusiasts. Develop your scientific knowledge, analysis skills, coach-athlete relationships and reflective practice in sport and exercise settings. By investigating and applying aspects of sports science ? including physiology, movement analysis, and strength and conditioning training methods ? you'll enhance your understanding of human movement and performance. Applying sport and exercise science principles to case studies allows you to develop your reflective practice and become a more effective coach. And some options, built into the module, let you to explore areas of interest in greater depth.
Drawing on a wide range of studies and some classic pieces of psychological research, this OU level 1 module provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the study of psychology. You'll explore the different ways in which psychologists investigate the human mind and behaviour, and find out how psychological research addresses real-life issues with an opportunity to conduct a psychological study of your own. You'll be provided with two textbooks and access to a comprehensive website containing an online study guide, audio-visual material and interactive activities which are designed to help you develop your knowledge and skills.