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This BA (Hons) Human Resource Management degree will prepare you for a rewarding career in the evolving world of HR and help you to become an effective manager of people, whatever your industry. You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to impact the quality of people’s working lives, their performance, their workplace contribution and the organisation as a whole.
This course is for you if you want to work as an HR generalist, HR specialist or in another area of business as a manager of people.
This degree is pending CIPD approval and focuses on the contemporary needs of organisations in the areas of resourcing, talent management, employment, law, employee relations, leadership, and ethics.
On this course you will:
- Explore HR topics including the human, legal, economic, financial, marketing and technology-related issues.
- Discover the tools and techniques of effective managers.
- Be able to complete a 1-year or 10-week placement.
- Develop valuable soft skills like teamwork, communication and time management.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). As a BA (Hons) Human Resource Management student you will be eligible for CIPD student membership and eligible for for Associate CIPD membership when you graduate with a one-year placement.
Teaching and Assessment
How you will learn
This course is taught in small interactive workshops of up to 30 students where you will discuss a specific HR topic. Your lecturer will will provide a subject with appropriate context, give you tasks to work on, encourage group discussion and provide feedback on the session. You will join a close and supportive environment and develop a wide range of soft skills including teamwork, communication and time management.
You will be assessed through a range of assignments including reports, essays, portfolios and exams.
What you will study
You will study a selection of core and optional modules in each year. Each module is worth a number of credits and is delivered differently depending on its content and focus of study.
In your first year you will study a range of management related subjects to give you a broad foundation and knowledge of business management as a whole. You will consider the human, legal, economic, financial, marketing and technology-related issues HR and people managers are faced with, and the tools and techniques they use. You will share many modules with students from other business courses.
In the second year you will focus more on key aspects of human resource management such as HR key practices, employee development, employee relations, leadership and research methods. You will study core and optional modules this year and be able to target your studies to match your interests.
In your final year you will consider the strategic importance of HRM in the creation and management of successful innovative organisations, and explore key contemporary issues in HRM which interest you. You may complete a 10-week work placement in an HR role, which can be used as the basis for your HR management research project.
This list is indicative and subject to change.
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Academic and Professional Skills (APS)
This module will support your transition into a university undergraduate degree programme. You will focus on developing academic and professional skills and be encouraged to reflect on and plan you own personal development. You are provided with a range of topics to help you develop and you can choose those most beneficial to you. You will be assessed through a portfolio.
In your first year you can take part in optional business trips to highlight the skills you will need in the workplace. You will meet people in their place of work, ask questions and learn about the industry and work environment of various businesses .
Gain practical experience
This BA (Hons) Human Resource Management degree has a strong vocational focus that is enhanced by the work placement programme. Work placements and internships are an optional opportunity to use the skills and knowledge you gain during your studies in the industry.
Work placements give you valuable work experience to add to your CV and help to prepare you for the workplace after you graduate. During work placements you will develop your employability and enterprise skills so you are ready to thrive in business after you leave university.
Previous students have found placements in all types of business, including:
- Bourne Leisure (Butlins)
- West Sussex County Council
- NHS England
- NHS Wales
- Pinks Vintage
- Target Professional
- Citizen’s Advice Bureau
- St Wilfred’s Hospice
There are two main types of placement on this course. You may complete a year-long industrial placement between your second and third years of study, and a 10-week placement during your final year. Some students will complete both placement options.
Most students secure placements in London and the South East but you could travel overseas. Past students have worked in Bahrain, India, Singapore and Australia.
Many placement students continue to work for the companies they completed placements with after they graduate. Some students are even offered full time jobs before their results are published.
Industrial Placement Year
This one-year placement option takes place after your second year of study. You will have a paid position with a company and be an employee as well as a registered student. The company will introduce you to the workplace and provide a valuable learning experience to support and develop your understanding of business practice.
10 Week Work Placement
During your final year you may complete a 10-week work placement at the start of your final semester. This placement is full time, usually unpaid, and will be assessed as a double module for your degree. Your assessment will focus on employability and personal development.
Placements usually begin in mid-January and last until late March each your. You will focus on a management project during your placement. This project usually concerned with investigating management issues within the placement organisation.
The Business School has a dedicated placement office who will with you and relevant businesses to help you find your best placement match. We ensure that placements are at an appropriate level and suitable for your degree.
You are ultimately responsible for finding your own placement but you can take advantage of the team’s business relationships and opportunities advertised by the placement office. Some businesses reach out to the office to re-advertise their placements each year.
Where you could go after your studies
When you graduate you will be ready to enter a range of HR and people management roles across many industries.
Past graduates have joined organisations in both the private, public and charitable sectors, including:
- BAE Systems
- NHS England
- West Sussex County Council
- The Goodwood Group
- East Hampshire County Council
- Virgin Active
- Alzheimer’s Society
You may decide to continue your studies to postgraduate level. You could choose to progress to a higher level professional HRM qualification with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, or to pursue postgraduate study in a different subject.
The Business School has a diverse range of postgraduate courses including:
- MSc Digital Marketing
- PhD/MPhil Research