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Heriot-Watt University

International Business Management with Human Resource Management

UCAS Code: N2N6
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Management studies
  • Human resource management
Student score
85% HIGH
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
AAAB

Scottish Advanced Highers
BB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
29

5 in English (for non-native English speakers)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£1,820

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Heriot-Watt University is ranked in the Top Ten in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing (Guardian University Guide 2015). 97% of our students expressed overall satisfaction with this programme. 90% were in work/study within six months of completing the programme. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for the purpose of gaining CIM qualifications through the Multi-Award Pathway (MAP). Our business programmes reflect current management thinking and provide up-to-date relevance and practicality. This programme allows you to tailor your degree to fit your career aspirations through the study of a range of specialist HRM courses.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: entrepreneurship; accounting; economics; 3 electives from areas including languages; information systems; philosophy; psychology. Year 2: Core modules: marketing; organisational behaviour; commercial law; human resource management; operations and technology management; statistics and quantitative methods; 3 electives from a wide range including: corporate finance; investment and portfolio theory; micro and macroeconomics; law; production management. Year 3: Core modules: business policy; international strategic management; operations and technology management; employment law; 4 specialist modules from those offered by the department, which include: international marketing; reward management and motivation; working conditions and behaviour; project management; the law of health and safety at work; 3 additional elective modules. Year 4: Human resource management; research project; dissertation.

Heriot-Watt University

The reception

Heriot-Watt is Scotland's most international university with beautiful campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and now Malaysia. We offer students the opportunity to have an international experience in a lovely learning environment no matter where they study. And did you know that Heriot-Watt is one of only two universities in Europe offering a Brewing and Distilling degree..?

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

25%
75%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
60%
40%

Year 1

57%
43%

Year 2

38%
62%

Year 3

31%
69%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

79%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
39% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
408 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
24% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Management degrees are a popular choice, with more than 6,000 graduates in 2012. It's not a surprise to hear that a lot of graduates from the subject went into management, and remember that, for this degree, a lot of the jobs are in London. But management graduates tried their hands at all sorts of different jobs last year – not just those within the finance industry, but also community work, IT, marketing and PR and even surveying. This is a flexible degree that can fit graduates for all sorts of work.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

100%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
43% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
24% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
408 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
24% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject is much more common at postgraduate level, and so be aware that most of the good jobs in HR and personnel management go to graduates with Masters or other postgraduate qualifications in this subject. Work experience for first degree graduates can help to get around the lack of postgraduate qualifications. If you would like to know about graduate prospects for your chosen course more specifically, head to an open day to talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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