Employee Engagement (short course)

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Why study this course?

This short course explores the cognitive, affective and behavioural dimensions of employee engagement and their role in delivering superior organisational performance. It examines what is meant by engagement and why some organisations are better than others at creating authentic engagement among their employees and looks at what organisations can do to create high levels of workforce engagement.

More about this course

Crucial to the delivery of superior organisational performance is the extent to which the employees of an organisation feel involved, committed and engaged. This course will equip learners with a comprehensive academic understanding of the concept of engagement and how it can be applied in an organisational and international context.

It explores the research-based and philosophical connections between employee engagement and other related beliefs, values, leadership models and management practice. The course will also focus on the multi-dimensional relationships between employment relations, reward, equality and engagement. 

This short course is a fully validated academic module that is part of the Masters (MA) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) courses in human resource management (HRM). Short course participants will take this module together with existing full-time or part-time students on the MA HRM and PGDip HRM courses.

This course is credit-bearing and you'll be issued a Certificate of Attendance setting out the credits you've achieved and the grade obtained. You can also be issued a transcript upon completion of the course. The credits earned may be applied toward a full, related degree at London Metropolitan University, or another university, should you wish to pursue a full degree at a later stage.


The module is assessed through two components as follows:

  • component one: academic paper (literature review, essay) (50%)
  • component two: case study paper (empirical investigation into engagement) (50%)

Fees and key information

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Entry requirements

You'll need a good bachelor’s degree (2.2) in any subject or a three-year diploma in business that includes good grades in Human Resources HR subjects.
Those with a Higher National Diploma / Higher National Certificate, Certificate in Personnel Practice/Certified Treasury Personnel/Certified Human Resources Professional or equivalent Charted Institute of Personnel and Development qualification may be considered.
In exceptional circumstances, candidates with significant HR experience at a senior level may be considered.
Interviews are generally required for non-standard entry.
An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6 is required.

Course structure

The course will see you study the following topics:

  • placing employee engagement in context
  • conceptualising employee engagement
  • understanding the business case for building engagement
  • employee engagement: developing a strategic approach
  • the engaging manager
  • exploring the dynamics between engagement and employment relations
  • reward: the relationship with employee engagement
  • equality, diversity and inclusion: implications for engagement
  • engagement in the context of global HR strategy and international working
  • where to go from here: integration and future research on work engagement
  • workshop: conducting case study investigations into employee engagement
  • engagement: summary and concluding discussion


This short course is an academic credit-bearing module validated as part of the Human Resources Management MA and PG Dip.

Successful completion of these University awards and joining the?Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) enables students to gain associate membership of the CIPD and you can apply for professional upgrading with the Institute linked to your professional experience to achieve chartered membership or fellowship.

How to apply

To apply for this course, download and complete our Short Course Application Form ?and send the completed form to Angele Cauthery at professionaldevelopment@londonmet.ac.uk. Once your application has been processed and you've been accepted, you'll receive an email with further instructions and information, including payment options.


When to apply

We are now accepting applications for September 2016 and February 2017.

We reserve the right to cancel the course at any time prior to its start date for any reason. If a course should not run, paid fees will of course be reimbursed in full.