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University of Bradford

Human Resource Management

UCAS Code: N600
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Human resource management
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

80 points from 2 full A levels

Scottish Highers
Not Available

As UCAS tariff

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

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

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


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


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

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.


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.

University of Bradford

Main building

The University of Bradford is a fantastic place to study, socialise and get involved with, whether it's through the wide range of courses or the many sports, societies, media and entertainments at the Students' Union. Our new £8million Student Central building holds a 1,300-capacity club, radio station, four bars, bookable rooms for students and a huge outdoor grass area.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
16% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
350 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £17.8k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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