Postgraduate taught 

Management with Human Resources MSc

Managing Diversity In Organisations MGT5054

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

To examine relevant research, as well as current policies and practices being adopted by organisations to manage diversity.


Flexible delivery, according to pedagogical needs, but usually 5 times three hour sessions.


Students will be required to write an essay of 2,000- 2,500 words on one of the topics provided. Specific questions will be offered.

Course Aims

To examine relevant research, as well as current policies and practices being adopted by organizations to manage diversity. It aims to raise awareness of the law on diversity and current research on the topic and discuss the potential barriers hampering equality of opportunity for both men and women. It also aims to examine current good strategies and practices related to the management of diversity and potential outcomes for organizations.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to:


1. Apply knowledge of the context of diversity, including key research, legislation, and organisational practices related to diversity management.

2. Demonstrate understanding of how organisational contexts shape diversity management.

3. Critically evaluate the means and outcomes of implementing diversity management practices in organisations.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

The minimum requirement for the award of credits is the submission of at least 75% by weight of the course's summative assessment (including any examinations). Further requirements may include monitored attendance at classes and examinations. All such requirements shall be specified by the Subject concerned, and given to students in writing at the beginning of the course. Normally no grade or credits shall be awarded to a candidate who has not met these requirements.