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Human Resource Management in a Societal Perspective

Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)


The course deals with how institutional frameworks conditions HRM in
organisations, and what effects organisational strategies can have on
employees. Based on institutional theory, the course studies the
HR-profession, labour markets, industrial relations and organisational
strategies and employment relations. The course also deals with central
sociological concepts such as globalisation, individualisation,power,
gender, class, ethnicity and other social categorisation

Prerequisites and selection


To be eligible for the course, the student must be accepted to the Master Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations within the Faculty of Social Sciences, or the Programme for Master in Sociology within the Faculty of Social Sciences alternatively a bachelor's degree in a social or behavioral science field. English 6/English B or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.