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University of Northampton

Human Resource Management (with Foundation Study)

UCAS Code: N601

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,E,E

Access to HE Diploma

M:0,P:45

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

P3,P3,P3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H4,H4,H4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MPP

Scottish Higher

B,C,C

or CCCC

UCAS Tariff

64
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Human resource management

The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for BA (Hons) Human Resource Management, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year BA Human Resource Management course which includes a Foundation Study Framework. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical, practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.The Foundation Study Framework provides a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst introducing you to key ideas and skills used within Human Resource Management. We are also committed to engaging you with specialist Human Resource Management modules from the outset, whilst extending support into your second year of study (Stage One). - Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.- Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you wont have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits). terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information- Join us in September 2018 and be the first to experience student life at the Universitys brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more.

Modules

**FOUNDATION STUDY FRAMEWORK:**

You will study two 40 credit modules that form the Foundation Study Framework experience. These are:

• Subject Studies 1: Practical and Study Skills – provides an introduction to key concepts, theories and principles associated with the area of study.

• Research for Practice – provides an overview of the principles of research, research methods and the learning environment of the University. It will also include an introduction to the academic languages of the subject and the learning experience of degree study.

These modules are delivered concurrently with two Level 4 modules from your programme:

• Human Resource Management

• HRM in Business Context.

Upon successful completion of these modules, you will progress to Stage One of BA Human Resource Management, in which you will receive further support through:

• Subject Studies 2: Working with Ideas – focuses specifically on the generation and development of ideas, building the key IT/ literacy/numeracy skill sets required by the course.

In the remainder of Stage One, you will take four further 20 credit modules from the BA Human Resource Management.

**STAGE 2:**

• Managing Human Resources (compulsory)

• Career Development and Employability (compulsory)

• Employee Selection and Measurement (compulsory)

• Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation (compulsory)

• Employment Law (compulsory)

• Strategic Business Analysis (designated)

• Labour Market Dynamics (designated)

• Managing in Organisations (designated)

• Organisational Behaviour (designated)

• Learning Through Work (WBL) (designated)

**STAGE 3:**

• Human Resource Management Dissertation (designated)

• Research Project (designated)

• Strategic Human Resource Management (compulsory)

• Employee Relations (designated)

• Organisational Change (designated)

• Developing Cross Cultural Management Capability (designated)

• Developing People in Organisations (designated)

• Business Communication (ESL) (designated)

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed using a variety of individual and group-based assessments including (but not limited to):

• reports

• personal reflection

• essays

• presentations

• posters

• portfolios

• research projects

• dissertation

• practical work simulations

• examinations

A variety of different assessment methods are used to develop your knowledge and skills on the programme.

Please note, NOT all modules are assessed by examination. Some modules contain group-based assessments, where the grade awarded for the assessment task, is awarded to all members of the group.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Northampton

Department:

Division of Human Resources and 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.

80%
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

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

87%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Public services and other associate professionals
16%
Administrative occupations: records
8%
Managers and proprietors in other services
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.

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

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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