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PL20466: Comparative employee relations (Spanish)

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
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:
  • Presentation (CW 16%)
  • Write up (CW 17%)
  • Exam (EX 67%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce students to key concepts, approaches and vocabulary in the field of employee relations; to examine structures and institutions of employment relations in a comparative context, focusing particularly on Spain and Britain; to explore cultural differences and similarities influencing employment relations and the possible impact of Europeanisation. After following this course, the student will be familiar with the broad structures of employment relations in Spain and Britain, have a good understanding of basic terminology used in this field, and be able to make informed comparisions between the two national situations.

(1) Historical/cultural setting of employee relations.
(2) Interest representation.
(3) Collective bargaining.
(4) The future of trade unions and employee representation.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL20466 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 2)


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