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BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management

Course Overview

Whether you aspire to be a human resources management professional or a manager, an understanding of how to attract and retain the best people is an important skill. Human Resource Management encompasses key activities that ensure organisations work, including staff recruitment, employee relations and reward.

On this course you will gain a strong understanding of the complexity of people management, through the study of contemporary issues around work, people management, organisational theory and society; all of which will develop you as a future leader in the field.

Key information

    Course name

    BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management

    Total academic credits

    360 credits

    Qualification awarded

    BSc degree with honours

    Awarding body

    University of Roehampton

    Professional recognition

    No

    Academic level

    Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)

    Study mode

    Full time - Classroom

    Duration

    3 years

    Tuition fees

    £12,500 per year (Cash scholarship and bursaries available)

    Intakes

    September

    Work placement

    Yes

    Course location

    Roehampton Lane campus, London

Academic entry requirements

• passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Level;

• a pass in one subject at GCE Advanced Level plus (a) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level, or (b) a Vocational A-Level Single Award, or (c) two Vocational A-Level part Awards;

• a Vocational A-Level Double Award; or

• a Vocational A-Level Single Award plus (a) two Vocational A-Level part Awards, or (b) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level; or

• a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma; or

• a Scottish Certificate of Education with (a) passes in five subjects, including at least three at Higher grade, or (b) passes in four subjects all at Higher grade or New Higher grade; or

• the full Diploma of the International Baccalaureate; or

• an Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in four subjects at Grade C at the Higher level.

Specific entry requirements

• GCSE Requirements - English Language and Maths grade C

• BTEC(QCF) Extended Diploma possible grades - Relevant accepted DMM

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English entry requirements

Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band. Applications without this level of English qualification may enrol in the summer pre-sessional English course to obtain an equivalent qualification.

Assessment methods

Combination of examination, coursework and a supervised independent business research project.

Progression route

Further academic study of masters degree in business, management, MBA or Professional career.

Career opportunities

This course will prepare you to work in roles such as recruitment and selection specialist, employee relations or personnel manager, training and development advisor, diversity and equal opportunity advisor or performance management specialist.

Modules

Year 1

  • Accounting for Organisations
  • Principles of Economics
  • Business Data Analysis
  • People and Organisations
  • Creative Environment
  • Marketing and Enterprise

 

Year 2

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Understanding Employee Relations
  • Managing Organisations
  • Business Research
  • Entrepreneurship

 

Year 3

  • Contemporary Case Studies in HRM
  • Employment Law
  • Ethics, Organisations and Society
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Professional Practice Placement Module

 

Main learning outcomes

In your first year you will gain a broad understanding of business covering a range of areas including human resources, marketing, accounting, how technology is used in the creative industries, the principles of economics and how all these functions and more work together. 

During your second year you will focus more on human relations and gain an understanding of the key principles involved in the discipline. You will also have the opportunity to study international business, entrepreneurship or project management. 

In your final year you will examine case studies in human resources management which will encourage the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills by drawing on current research and organisational case studies and applying these to specific HRM problems. You will also gain an overview of the ways in which day-to-day human resources activities are subjected to some form of regulation.

 

Professional Practice Placement Module

This work placement module provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop and apply a range of competencies associated with employment in an area of business which interests them, including the creative technology industries, and for which their undergraduate degree work (including the career management skills addressed in first year Skills for Business module and second year Managing Organisations module) has provided a suitable preparation.

The overall aim of the module is to enhance students’ work-related skills, knowledge and experience of working in a particular sector, thereby improving their employability. Students will be encouraged to find their own placements with help and guidance from module tutors. Placements may be with private, public or voluntary/not-for-profit sector organisations and students will be required to spend a minimum of 80 hours in the workplace. This might be done as a block in the summer recess between years 2 and 3, on a one day per week basis during the autumn term of year three or the placement might be structured in another way to suit the employer and the student. These alternatives are intended to provide maximum flexibility for all parties and so encourage employer and student participation.

To pass the module, a student will also be required to complete a learning log, a reflective summary report of their experiences and an oral presentation on the organisation and her or his role therein.