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Human Resource Management BSc (Hons) 4 years

  • Typical offer 2015 entry: 300
    For 2014 entry, please call 0800 073 1225
  • Duration: 4 years Full-time
  • UCAS code: N601
  • Includes a placement year
  • Suitable for International students



Course highlight

83% of our 2012 Business and Management graduates (most recent data) found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

Our degree in Human Resource Management studies the complex nature of people management and regulation, and gives you good practice examples, which can be applied to a range of modern organisations. You will be grounded in the disciplines required by a modern manager, and gain vital communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork skills, while developing a systematic detailed knowledge of work, employment and HRM regulations and practice.

There is also the option to study abroad at one of our partner institutions for Semester 2 of your second year.


A number of professional accountancy bodies give exemptions for examinations taken at different stages of their professional qualification, including ICAEW, ACCA, AIA and CIMA, and CPA Australia. Depending on specific accounting modules taken, this programme may entitle students to be eligible for exemptions.

Why Bradford?

The School’s strategy encompasses business engagement and focuses strongly on relating academic study to the real world of employment. Our courses are continually updated on the basis of our discussions with leading employers locally and nationally, and our visiting lecturers include directors from well-known companies who provide first-hand experience of management decision-making at a strategic level.

The course offers you the chance to spend part of your second year studying in Europe, Canada, North America, Australia or Hong Kong. The School has an excellent network of organisations that offer placements.


These are the current modules for 2013/14. Modules may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures.


  • Business Economics
  • Business Law
  • Employability and Enterprise Skills
  • Employee Relations
  • European Employment Policy
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • International and Comparative Employment Relations
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Operations and Information Systems Management
  • Organisational Analysis
  • Organisational Change
  • Organisational Design
  • People, Work and Organisations
  • Psychology at Work
  • Quantitative Methods in Information Management
  • Student Self-Development
  • The Transformation of Work
  • You in the Workplace


Year 2 and final year choose from a list of 50 covering specialist areas as below. There are also multidisciplinary modules on subjects such as International Business and Strategic Management.

  • Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Information Management and Business Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Psychology

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

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Career Prospects

Our HRM graduates - aware of the complex nature of people management and regulation, and with examples of good practice - will be able to demonstrate the value of being able to handle employees well in the modern working environment. Asda, Sone Products and Cafcass have been recent employers of our HRM graduates.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2012 Business and Management Studies graduates was £17,668.

Entry requirements

Typical offer (UCAS tariff points): 300

A levels:

To include at least 200 points from 2 A Levels. There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma:


Applicants on Access Programmes:

Pass in Access Course to include at least 9 level 3 credits with Distinction and at least a further 18 level 3 credits with Merit.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or equivalent

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

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How do I find out more?

For more information contact Undergraduate Admissions Administrator

This is the most up to date course information for 2013/2014. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.