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Full-time on campus and Online
Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury and Online
£6,000 (UK/EU) £9,500 (International) £6,000 (Online)
Students on this course will get a good understanding of fundamental business concepts as well as key theories in human resource management. They will get to grips with people management and learn how strategic human resource planning can help an organisation succeed.
This degree helps students to build an understanding of the techniques that are used in the management of people at work, as well as developing crucial decision-making abilities, and analytical skills. This course can also act as a foundation for further study in either business or human resource management, and includes the opportunity to qualify for the CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership.
Furthermore, students will gain valuable experience in elements of research, presentation, and communication skills – traits that they will need to contribute to effective managerial behaviour.
Why this course?
This course offers students a thorough grounding in business and in the specialist concepts and applications involved in effective people management. Students will discover the relational nature of human resource management through highly interactive workshops, led by tutors with professional experience.
With a high level of contact in small groups and individual access to a personal tutor, students will be supported in their learning and have the opportunity to practise their employability skills throughout the course.
In addition, You will receive accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in Management and Leadership alongside your degree – leaving future employers, clients and business partners in no doubt as to your knowledge of business and human resource management.
This degree is designed specifically to give students the academic knowledge needed to succeed in human resources management as well as the practical experience required in order to become a vital part of any business
Who is this course for?
This degree is ideal for those interested in a career as a human resources manager or those interested in any other aspect of business management.
How will you learn?
This course is delivered in an interactive way, with learning taking place both in and outside the classroom environment.
In Years 1 and 2, four contact hours per module per week are split between two 2 hour small workshops, so as to promote group interaction and facilitate personal support.
In the final year, three contact hours per module per week are split between an hour lecture and a 2 hour small workshop.
This means students should expect 12 hours of overall contact time per week in Year 1 and Year 2, and 9 hours of overall contact time per week in Year 3.
Face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including the Financial Times, case studies, simulations, learning videos, reading materials, online testing, and feedback. Students will receive their core textbooks free of charge.
In addition, all De Broc programmes are supported by our Virtual Learning Environment: Elite. This is the first point of call for academic information, such as details of assessments, lecture sequences and online copies of all study materials.
Students also have access to our online library facilities and learning resources from the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Financial Times. These resources provide a range of professional and business based materials that represent the latest market trends, with sector-based articles and analysis reports.
The programme involves a considerable amount of group work and group assessment, and up to 25% of the assessment takes this form. The assessments are designed to meet the learning outcomes both academically and professionally. This involves seminars, workshops, tests, presentations, assignments, and exams.
Students will study for three years with two semesters in each year.
In Years 1 and 2 in each semester, you’ll study three 20-credit modules followed by three modules in Year 3.
For the first year of your degree, you’ll take the foundations that all our business courses are built on before you specialise:
- Essentials of Management
- Academic and Professional Studies
- Principles of Marketing
- Accounting and Finance
- International Business Environment
- Managing and Leading People
(Each module worth 20 credits)
The second year will consist of six modules:
- International Human Resource Management
- Contemporary Human Resource Management
- Corporate Responsibility
- Third Sector Experience
- Personal and Professional Development
- Information and Resource Management
(Each module worth 20 credits)
The third year will consist of four modules:
- Sector Specific Project (40 credits)
- Sector Internship or equivalent (40 credits)
- Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)
- Strategic Management (20 credits)
This course equips students with a range of skills essential for business and HRM, including planning, presenting, decision making, working with a team, management and leadership.
Alongside their studies, students will also have the chance to work with professional bodies and employers to gain work experience. Accreditation is also being sought from the Chartered Management Institute.
This degree can lead to a variety of positions involving the design and functioning of work and organisations, managing people at work, or other functions in managing people within a wider business context.
Students who graduate with this degree often consider the following postgraduate options:
• Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
• MSc in International Human Resource Management
• Chartered Management Chartered Management Institute's postgraduate qualifications
• Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development postgraduate qualifications
Grades BBC at A Level and Grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English Language (or equivalent qualifications).
For international students, we require an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
If you do not meet the requirements for our three-year course, we also offer a four-year version including a foundation year.
How to apply for UCAS?
Please find below the codes for your UCAS Application form.
- Course code: NN16
- Institution code: L17
- Institution code name: LAW
- Birmingham: B
- Leeds: 0
- London Bloomsbury: 9
- Short form of course: BusHRM
Fees and funding
UK/EU: £6,000 per annum
International: £9,500 per annum
Students will be able to apply to the UK Government for support to assist with covering the costs of the course, subject to meeting the individual eligibility requirements.