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XX20087: German comparative employee relations

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 33%, EX 67%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 33%)
  • Examination (EX 67%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN10079
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:
a) To describe and analyse the changing features of employee relations in the UK. This introduction to the subject provides the basis for comparative work later in the course. b) To introduce students to the specific legal, institutional and cultural dimensions of industrial relations in Germany. Comparisons with the UK will serve to highlight the main characteristics of the German situation and to sensitise students to the reasons behind the complex pattern of relations existing between the "social partners" as represented by state, unions, employers and employees.

Employee relations: an introduction; Trade Unions; Employers and Managers; Industrial Conflict; State and the Law.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

XX20087 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 2)