BA (Hons) Human Resources Management

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Course Description


Human resources (HR) typically focuses on the management of people within an organisation, and
this course gives you the skills and knowledge for a successful career in this important area. You’ll
study topics that fundamentally underpin HR management, including legal issues, economics, people
resourcing, accounting and marketing. You’ll then move on to specialist modules such as organisational psychology, employment relations, individual employment law, ethics, contemporary
HRD and performance management. Once you’ve completed the course, you can apply for associate
membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.


The Qualifications have developed the learner’s ability to:
• Become a knowledgeable, highly skilled human resources professional.
• Examines the environment within which organisations operate and the role of marketing within the organisation so that students can understand the context within which marketing personnel work and the different activities which are carried out under the umbrella term of ‘marketing’.
• Understanding of marketing are considered – segmentation; targeting and positioning; the product life cycle; the 4Ps; buyer behaviour.

Course Information

Course code: HRM6244
Course type: Advanced
Course fee: £23,000 per year
Course duration: 3 years
Course delivery: Campus and work placement
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Entry Requirement

The qualification can be offered to Learners from age 18. The Learners need to ensure that they have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

English language requirements
The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access
and progression:
• IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
• Minimum 3A Levels or equivalent qualification.
• Pass 5 GCSE subjects

We consider applicants:
• Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example, ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards.
• Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
• With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.

Course Contents

• Principles of Marketing
This initial marketing module, which assumes no prior knowledge of marketing, aims to introduce students to some of the key ideas of marketing and is suitable for both marketing and non-marketing students. It examines the environment within which organisations operate and the role of marketing within the organisation so that students can understand the context within which marketing personnel work and the different activities which are carried out under the umbrella term of ‘marketing’.

• Introduction to Human Resource Management.
The module provides students with a series of academic skills and study strategies to underpin their subsequent studies. It is composed of several themes including communication, thinking and methods of enquiry, IT-literacy, numeracy and the nature of knowledge. These will allow students to effectively match problem-solving techniques to different scenarios. In doing so, students will be expected to operate in teams, reflect on their practice and recognise aspects for self-development and improvement. The module selects a series of issues that are pertinent to the HRM professional and HRM practice.

• Work and Organisations
This module provides an introduction to the organising and managing of work in contemporary society. It incorporates a historical review of the emergence of large-scale organisations and of the structure, functioning and management of work organisations including. the nature and purpose of work organisations and the emergence of large-scale organisations, organisation design (structure and culture) and job design; organisation development; implications for the HR function.

• Economics for Business
This module aims to enable students to understand the economic context of modern business by introducing and developing an appreciation of the utility of economic approaches in studying the business environment. The basic tools and approaches which economists use; demand and supply and industry analysis, among others; will be introduced and applied to help understand the economic issues involved and the public policy which can be derived. Economics, of course, provides one of the key pillars of a solid education in business and this module represents some first steps in this direction as well as highlighting some of the major contemporary issues in our society.

• HRM Practice and Society
The emphasis of this module is on social awareness and practising research skills. The module provides an introduction to the role of Human Resource Management in wider society. Students will learn about employment opportunities, equality and diversity and social inclusion and the role of organisations and especially HR practitioners in these areas.

• Introduction to Business Operations
The module objective is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the key operations of the business. Real-world examples will be used to develop the underlying business concepts. By the end of the module, the student should be able to describe and discuss the role of
operations within the business across a range of industry sectors.

Work-based learning Opportunities:

Below are examples of potential career opportunities you could explore:
• Trainee Employee Relations Manager
• Trainee Compensation Manager
• Trainee Training and Development Manager
• Trainee HR Generalist
• Trainee Change Consultant


Learners completing this course can progress to:
• Level 7 Master in Human Resources Management