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BA with Foundation: N601
Full Time: 3 Years
Full Time with Foundation: 4 Years
Part Time: 4 - 6 Years
UK Fees 23/24:
Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,540 (per 20 credits)
International Fees 23/24:
Full Time 22/23: £14,750
Integrated Foundation Year 22/23: £14,750
For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:
Human Resource Management (HRM) is attractive to those who wish to study a business-related subject with a focus on developing the skills of a HR practitioner.
This professionally recognised bachelor’s degree in human resources integrates business issues with the management of people, helping you apply your learning to real life scenarios. Our BA HR degree integrates theory, practice and experience beyond the classroom through collaborative learning, professional community networking and employer engagement.
You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of your human resources degree. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career.
Whilst on your Optional Work Placement Year you will study a 40 credit module ‘The Placement Year Experience – Organisations in Context’.
We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.
Our BA Human Resource Management course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR and people development.
This human resources degree is CIPD accredited in accordance with the latest CIPD professional framework and standards. The programme supports and encourages personal and professional development alongside new and exciting modules including Talent Management and Workplace Wellbeing.
Upon successful completion of your human resources degree 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. For further information on the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development, please visit the CIPD website.
In addition to the modules you will study on the course, there are many other opportunities, provided by the University of Northampton, to develop your skills, to enhance your career outcomes, such as Employability Plus. There will also 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. For more information on local branch events, visit the Northampton CIPD branch websites.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 22/23. The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.
Standard entry requirements apply for this Human Resource Management degree. A typical offer is:
The standard entry requirements for the Integrated Foundation Year are:
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Included in your Course Fee
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
There are no additional costs for our HR degree students beginning their studies in September 2023. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.
If you join our full-time BA Human Resource Management degree at Northampton, you will receive a laptop when your course begins*. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
*Home fee payers only (see Terms and Conditions for further details).
The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a HR 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 Human Resource Management we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Human Resource Management programme which includes a Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.
Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.
Please see our Integrated Foundation Year page for more details.
Throughout the human resources degree, you will be assessed using a variety of assessments that reflect ‘real world’ tasks therefore essays and exams are not included within the programme. The assessments are relevant and engaging and require students to demonstrate their own learning rather than pure subject knowledge.
The programme has a strong emphasis on personal and professional growth and development, to ensure students are both capable and professional individuals within the workplace.
Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Mgmt
A career in HR can offer many varied opportunities (CIPD 2015). Please take a look at the career stories from real HR professionals to find out, about some of the different career options available. Whether you’re just starting out in the profession or you’re looking to take the next step.
A bachelor’s degree in human resources can lead you to further study opportunities such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma in HRM programme, an MBA or a Master degree in HRM or a related subject.
On successful completion of your BA Human Resource Management degree you will have the opportunity to undertake further study by applying for one of our postgraduate Human Resource Management degrees:
Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
As a BA Human Resource Management degree student, you will have access to on-campus facilities, study areas, and services that will help support you through your studies.