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University of Northampton

Human Resource Management (3 years full-time or 4-year sandwich)

UCAS Code: N600
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Human resource management
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers

BTEC Diploma

Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

Not available

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

Our course integrates business issues with the management of people, helping you apply your learning to real life scenarios. You will explore the diverse role Human Resources (HR) plays in organisations, from small businesses through to global corporations. There is also the option to complete a year’s work placement to prepare you for your future career. Our BA Hons Human Resource Management course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR and people development. The benefit of this for you is: Upon successful completion of the BA Hons Human Resource Management course and the approved modules, you will be eligible for Associate membership of the CIPD (CIPD membership fee and criteria applies). Associate members can use the designatory letters ‘Assoc CIPD’ after their name. The programme also includes additional accreditation of the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management, upon successful completion of the programme and the approved modules. There will be opportunities to network with those already working in HR as well as attending CIPD branch events to enhance your professional network, personal knowledge and skills. Human Resource Management (HRM) is attractive, to those who wish to study business and have a particular interest in the people who work for organisations. All of your essential reading will be available from the University's Library which means that all your essential course reading materials are available for free when you start with us. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that: 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 won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits). If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (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. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information


**STAGE 1:** • Human Resource Management (compulsory) • Introduction to People in Organisations (compulsory) • HRM in Business Context (compulsory) • Psychology in Practice (compulsory) • Information Management (compulsory) • Enterprise and Opportunity (designated) • Reflections of Work (WBL) (designated) • English for Business Studies (ESL) (designated) • Contemporary Chinese Studies (designated) **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.

University of Northampton

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How you'll spend your time

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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 83%
Student score 80% 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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
36% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
287 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are managers and proprietors in other services


Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals


Graduates who are administrative occupations: records


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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