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University of Bradford

Human Resource Management

UCAS Code: N600

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

80 points from 2 full A levels

As UCAS tariff

120 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 Higher Level subjects Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B. (Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

As UCAS tariff

UCAS Tariff

120

120 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Human resource management

If you have an interest in effective people management, and have aspirations to work in either a large or small organisation, this course will help to unlock your potential. It covers all disciplines required for you to become a modern Human Resources manager. You will study the complex nature of people management and regulation, learning the value of being able to handle employees well in the modern working environment. You will study a variety of topics within Human Resources from leadership and motivation, to employee relations and recruitment, offering you the chance to develop a systematic and detailed knowledge of work, employment and HR regulations and practice.You will study human resource management topics in the broader context of business and management, enabling you to fit into any organisation and be an adaptable HR professional. We will introduce you to practical techniques and tools, where you will gain good communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork skills through group work and team-building activities, preparing you for the world of work. Our academics combine academic knowledge, theory and practice providing you with examples that can be applied to a range of modern organisational contexts. All our lecturers have had experience within the field and they will impart their knowledge to you, teaching you how Human Resource Management plays an essential role in achieving the strategic goals of an organisation.Our graduates are highly employable, entering into careers within Human Resources, recruitment and general management roles. Among the organisations to have recently employed our graduates are Asda, Horton Housing and even the University of Bradford.

Modules

Year one – all core modules: Business Economics, Foundations of Marketing, Introduction to Accounting, Operations and Information Systems Management, People, Work and Organisations, Quantitative Methods in Information Management, Student Self-Development.

Year two - Business Law (core) Employability and Enterprise Skills (core) Employee Relations (core) Organisational Analysis (core) Organisational Design (core) The Transformation of Work (core) Business Information Systems (option) Capital Markets, Investment and Finance (option) Company Law and Administration(option) Consumer Behaviour (option) Econometrics and Business Forecasting (option) Economics of Industry (option) Financial Accounting (option) Financial Management (option) Fundamentals of Decision Support (option) Integrated Marketing Communications (option) Management Accounting (option) Management of Service Operations (option) Marketing Management and Strategy (option) Marketing Research (option) Principles of Personal Finance (option) Resource Planning for Operations (option)

Year three - Human Resource Development (core) Human Resource Management (core) International and Comparative Employment Relations (core) Organisational Change (core) Applied Strategic Management (option) Auditing (option) Brand Management (option) Contemporary Issues in Accounting (option) Corporate Marketing (option) Corporate Reporting (option) Creativity and Innovation (option) Creativity in Marketing (option) Electronic Commerce (option) Enterprise and Innovation in Practice (option) Ethics in Business and Society (option) European Employment Policy (option) Global Business Environment (option) International Accounting(option) International Business Strategy (option) International Finance (option) International Marketing (option) Managing Business in Europe (option) Marketing and Entrepreneurship (option) Personal Financial Planning (option) Portfolio Investment Management (option) Retail Marketing (option) Services Marketing (option) Strategic Information Systems (option) Sustainable Operations Management (option) Taxation (option) The Financial Services Sector and its Environment (option) Understanding Strategic Management (option) World Class Operations (option). Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Management will do its best to accommodate these.

Assessment methods

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners.

Assessments involve a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester, the first-year assessments aim to measure your progress and the assessments that count towards the classification of your degree are held in the second and final years.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Management

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Human resource management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Human resource management

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Human resource management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
29%
Public services and other associate professionals
7%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject is much more common at postgraduate level, and so be aware that many 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, but if you want to go into management you might find that Masters to be an advantage. Although human resource roles are much the most common outcome for graduates from these courses, they take those jobs in an impressive array of industries so there are plenty of options for the kind of employer you can work for. 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Human resource management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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