The ability to recruit, motivate and manage employees effectively is considered one of the keys to success in business. Furthermore, ensuring that employees develop professionally is essential for achieving competitive advantage, given that people are one of the key resources in any business.
This degree focuses on the key role of people in a successful business. You will learn to understand the importance of the people behind the business and how they help the business prosper.
Designed to give you a thorough grounding in core business skills and concepts, the degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of Human Resource Management, including how to source, develop, reward, and utilise employees to deliver strategic effect for organisations of all sizes and types.
This degree is in the "business suite" of programmes which all have a common first year:
This allows you to gain a broad understanding of the key areas of business.
See below for the modules you will study:
- Business Environment
- Academic and Professional Skills
- Economics for Business
- Business Finance
- Legal Aspects of Business
- Managing Human Resources
- Principles and Practice of Marketing
- Resourcing the Organisation
- Developing Human Resources
- Business Strategy
- Managing the Employment Relationship
- Undergraduate Major Project (Integrated Case Study)
Teaching and assessment
Students will be assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.
- The standard offer is 104 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, e.g. BCC.
- Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
- Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.
- so welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.
All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths. Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualification
We encourage all students to consider their future when choosing what degree to study. We don't expect everyone to know what they want to do after university, but it is important that the associated jobs interest you.
- Human Resource Officer
- Office Manager
- Occupational Psychologist
- Training and Development Officer
- Careers Adviser
- Management Consultant
- Recruitment Consultant
- Risk Manager