This new integrated foundation programme offers a pre-degree access year before progression onto the BSc (Hons) in Human Resource Management.
It is designed to help international students develop the advanced English language, academic literacy, study and critical thinking skills required at a higher level of study at university. It will also offer the necessary broader subject related knowledge and skills and enable you to communicate and study effectively at undergraduate level.
You will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, tailored specifically to supporting student progression onto the BSc (Hons) in Human Resource Management.
Our BSc (Hons) in Human Resource Management gives you the skills you need to operate effectively in the contemporary global business environment.
As a graduate, you'll be equipped to:
- provide ethical leadership
- generate sustainable value through people for both business and society
- thrive in a range of business environments and sectors
You'll get a broad overview of core business disciplines in year one, giving you a firm foundation for your degree. You will then specialise in Human Resource Management through core specialist modules. You'll also have the flexibility to choose additional optional modules related to your interests and career aspirations.
Employability and enterprise skills fundamental for your employability and career development are integrated strongly throughout the programme, improving your critical awareness and career prospects.
Our academic team are research active and industry experienced. This means that the teaching you receive reflects the latest thinking and professional practices.
We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".
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.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the leading UK professional body for HR specialists, accredits our programme in recognition of the fact that it meets rigorous academic and professional standards. The programme provides the underpinning knowledge required to achieve professional levels of CIPD membership. On successfully completing your degree course you will be eligible to receive the CIPD Intermediate Level Diploma in Human Resource Management which leads to associate membership of the Institute. More information is available on the CIPD website.
Typical offer - 72 UCAS tariff points.
DDD, along with GCSE Mathematics grade B/grade 6 and GCSE English grade D/grade 3 or equivalent.
BTEC Extended Diploma
Level 3 National Extended Diploma (from 2016) MMP, along with GCSE Mathematics grade B/grade 6
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Any Engineering subject to include Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit 4) Pass
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Construction and Built Environment to include Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment (Unit 3) Pass
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Applied Science to inc. Mathematical Calculations for Science (Unit 7) and Using Statistics in Science (Unit 8)
BTEC Nationals Level 3 (from 2016). Any Engineering subject to include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) Pass AND GCSE English grade D/grade 3 or equivalent.
Applicants on Access Programmes
International Baccalaureate Requirements
72 UCAS tariff points, with Maths Standard Level grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.
English language requirements
For international students
A GCSE Grade D or 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent, e.g. TOEFL) across all components.
For UK students
GCSE Maths grade B/grade 6 and GCSE English grade D/grade 3 (equivalents accepted).
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.
What you will study
All module information is for 2020 entry, and is subject to change.
Plus one option module from:
Plus one option module from:
People, Work and Organisations/Work in Context
Introduction to Accounting
Foundations of Marketing
Principles of Responsible Management and Practice
Operations and Technology Management
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) – Management
Introduction to Finance
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
Principles and Practices of International Business
Entrepreneurship and Employability
Human Resource Management
Organisational Design and Analysis
Business Law and Ethics
International Business Strategy
Multinational Finance and Investment
Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
Integrated Marketing Communications
Digital and Social Media Marketing
European Business and Management
Reward Development and Talent Management
Contemporary Developments in Employee Relations
Final Year Business Project
Leading and Managing People
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Product and Corporate Brand Management
Strategic Management (if not taken in the previous year)
European Business and Management (if not taken in the previous year)
Multinationals in Emerging Economies
The Faculty of Management and Law has an excellent network of organisations that offer placements including:
- GE Money
- Enterprise Rent A Car
The placement year is a great way to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a HR professional. Your experience will be monitored as part of your degree.
Fees, finance and scholarships
Tuition fee 2020
International: Foundation Year £13,440, Additional Years £16,895
There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student. Though these are not essential to your programme of study you need to be aware of them as a student of the University. A list of the sort of costs you might expect can be found on our fees and finance section.
AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS)
The School of Management has joined the prestigious worldwide AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS). All students will be given an opportunity to enhance their employability skills, helping to make them ready for the world of work.
AWS Academy is a global program that provides educational institutions with access to cloud computing content to support student learning in a competitive digital workplace. As a member of the AWS Academy, the University of Bradford will help students become proficient and certified in the use of AWS technologies and ready to join the dynamic cloud IT workforce.
All learners will have the opportunity to seek professional certification with the skills gained through AWS Academy content, delivered by University staff that are AWS Academy accredited.
During your time studying at the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences you will have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive career booster programme throughout the duration of your course. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and graduate attributes to be job-ready when seeking employment with leading innovative organisations. The Career Booster Programme offers you the opportunity to gain certificates in:
- The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) - the benchmark for digital literacy
- Sage 50 Accounting and Sage 50 Payroll - training that will allow you to develop leading accounting and payroll software skills
- Project Manager Professional certificates - giving you the edge when seeking to become a Certified Project Manager
- Big Data analysis and reporting skills - using Software and Services (SAS) that will lead to certification.
In addition, the programme will also include activities to promote teamwork, confidence, communication and many other skills sought by employers.
Developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will demonstrate to employers that you are not only ambitious but also take responsibility for your own professional development.
Our HRM graduates – aware of the complex nature of people management and regulation – will be able to demonstrate the value of being able to handle employees well in the modern working environment. Career opportunities exist in human resources, recruitment and general management.
Among the organisations recently to have employed our graduates are Asda, Horton Housing and even the University of Bradford.
100% of our 2017 graduates in Human Resource Management found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.*
The average starting salary for our 2017 Human Resource Management graduates was £18,667.*
*These DLHE 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.