After following a broad introduction to business and management in the first year, you will take a number of core specialist HRM modules, plus options you select from a range of elective modules, in your second and final years.
You will gain communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork skills, and develop a systematic detailed knowledge of work, employment and HRM regulations and practice.
The BSc Human Resource Management will enable you to pursue the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD - the professional body's) postgraduate qualifications, which are internationally recognised.
CPA Australia also accredits this programme.
Please note that this list is indicative. Modules are subject to change and we reserve the right to modify the provision and content of our modules.Core Modules Year 1:
- Student Self-Development
- Business Economics
- People, Work and Organisations
- Operations and Information Systems Management
- Introduction to Accounting and Finance
- Foundations of Marketing
- Quantitative Methods in Information Management
- Business Law
- Employee Relations
- Employment Law
- Employability and Enterprise Skills
- Organisational Analysis and Design
- Sociology and Transformation of Work
- Human Resource Management
- Human Resource and Organisational Development
- Professional Practice in HRM
- You in the Workplace (4-year course only)
Choose from a list of 50 covering the specialist areas of:
- Financial Management
- Production and Operations Management
- Information Management and Business Information Systems
There are also multidisciplinary modules on subjects such as International Business and Strategic Management.
Learning Activities and Assessment
Our undergraduate courses provide you with a thorough grounding in management theory and practice with the opportunity to specialise in a functional area.
The School's strategy encompasses 'business engagement' and all our courses focus strongly on relating academic study to the 'real' world of employment.
This course develops your personal and professional skills, and you will have many opportunities to develop your ability to make presentations, engage in teamwork and deal with information technology. Our Effective Learning Service provides support for learning covering all aspects of study, from writing good assignments to preparing for examinations.
The course offers you the chance to spend part of your second year studying in Europe, Canada, North America, Australia or Hong Kong following equivalent modules to our own, for which you will receive full credit. However, this could have implications for professional body exemptions.
Assessment involves a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester. Your first-year assessments are for progression; your second-year and final-year assessments count towards the classification of your degree.
The course relates academic study to the world of work, and our courses are continually updated on the basis of our discussions with leading employers locally and nationally. Our visiting lecturers include directors and senior managers from well-known companies who provide first-hand experience of management decision making at a strategic level.
This four-year course incorporates a year of practical training in industry, commerce or business. This experience, for which you will normally be paid, is highly regarded by potential employers. The School has an excellent network of organisations that offer placements, and we ensure that your placement is appropriately challenging and that you can make a real and positive impact on the business.
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.
Employment six months after the course
100% of our 2011 Human Resource Management graduates (most recent data) found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.
(These statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.)
Average salary six months after the course
The average starting salary for our 2011 Business and Management graduates was £15,818.
Entry requirements for 2014
Typical offer (UCAS tariff points): 300
To include at least 200 points from 2 A levels or equivalent. There are no specific subject requirements. International Baccalaureate (see UCAS tariff points requirements).
GCSE English and Maths minimum grade C or the equivalent.
Minimum IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
How do I find out more?
For more information contact Undergraduate Admissions Administrator