Managing People 15 credits at SCQF 11

1. Overview

This module aims to promote an understanding of the management of people within organisations.

The course introduces the key factors that affect the structure and culture of organisations as well as the behaviour and attitudes of groups and individuals.

2. What you will study

On completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse concepts and theories relating to the study of people in organisations within an organisational, group and individual context.
  • Identify and make proposals to resolve people management problems at individual, group and organisational levels.
  • Exercise autonomy in the evaluation of group processes and characteristics, including leadership and team working, communication and managing diversity.
  • Critically evaluate the impact of occupational stress and conflict on people in organisation.

3. How you will learn

You will learn through a mix of online lectures, interactive group work and self-guided study. Attendance at the University is therefore not required.

All modules are credit rated and can be worth 5, 10, 15 or 30 credit points. This equates to the number of study hours required within the module, for example 50 hours for 5 credit points, 300 hours for 30 credit points. The SCQF modules can range from level 7 (undergraduate) through to level 11 (Masters) on the Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF). You can undertake individual modules or build them up to gain an exit award.

Find out more on progression and the framework on the SCQF website.

4. Entry Requirements

This is an online distance learning module suitable for new or existing managers looking to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to manage others.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, should have either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL.  You should note that modules taken through Professional Development@RGU are not eligible for Tier 4 sponsorship.

5. Placements and Accreditations

This module is approved as being an acceptable element of an individual Further Learning plan for Chartered Engineer registration in that it meets the requisite content, academic level and academic rigour expected of an approved Further Learning plan.

6. How to apply

For general enquiries please call 01224 262180 or email

To apply for the course, complete the Professional Development @RGU Application Form

7. Prospects

Providing you meet the entry requirements, you would be able to use the credits gained from this module towards the MSc Human Resource Management.

8. Assessment

The module will consist of 2 pieces of coursework, a group written presentation and an individual report around a critical analysis of a contemporary people management thematic issue, which integrates individual, group and organisational perspectives.

9. Fees and payment options


The fee for this course is £950

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15 credits at SCQF 11

Start Date


Course Length

12 weeks

Mode of Attendance

Online distance learning

Academic School
Aberdeen Business School
More Information:
Professional Development General Enquiries 01224 262209
Approved By
Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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