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Human Resource Management (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    Full Time: 3 Years
    Part Time: 4 - 6 Years

  • Starting:


  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,465

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £13,000

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The BA/BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management (Joint Honours) course, focuses on people management, through a combination of business related, organisational behaviour and human resource management (HRM) modules.

Updated 21/01/2021



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Course Content

  • 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. Our course integrates business issues with the management of people, helping you apply your learning to real life scenarios.


    Information about the modules for this course can be found on the award map:

    Human Resource Management Joint Honours modules

  • Our Human Resource Management Joint Honours has some great combinations so you can tailor your degree to your ambitions. Here are the following course combinations available to you:


  • A typical offer is BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Standard entry requirements apply.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • UK Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £13,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2021. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK/EU Full Time: £9,250
    • UK/EU Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £12,900
    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

  • Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    Human Resource Management MA

    Human Resource Management PGDip

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • 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 this full time 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.

    To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.

  • You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. 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.

  • The award for this course will be a BA if taken as a major or joint. Students may be awarded a BSc if they study this subject as a minor subject and pair it with a BSc subject. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for more information on Joint Honours Degree designations.

    If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

    • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
    • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
    • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
    • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

    Click here for further information on Joints Honours.

  • How will I learn?

    The Human Resource Management (HRM) related part of the joint honours programme is delivered using lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

    The number of contact hours may vary according to the subject you choose to study in combination with HRM, for your joint honours degree. In an average teaching week you will have two contact hours for each HRM related module studied. In addition to your contact time, you will need to undertake, on average, a minimum of four hours of personal self-directed study each week, for each HRM related module studied.

    What is the schedule for this course?

    This course can be studied full-time over three years or four years with an optional work placement year between your second and third year. We also offer a flexible part-time option.

    How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed using a variety of individual and group-based assessments including reports, personal reflection, essays, presentations, posters, portfolios, research projects, dissertation, practical work simulations and examinations. A variety of different assessment methods are used to develop your knowledge and skills on the course.

    Are there any special features on this course?
    • Combines Human Resource Management with another specialist subject
    • Course tutors with relevant professional qualifications and experience
    • Opportunities to develop your knowledge and work related skills through different study methods, assessments and experiences
    • You will have access to our student support services to help you with your studies
    • Allocated Personal Academic Tutor
    • The opportunity to engage with employability related services and activities through our Changemaker Hub, where you can develop a plan for your future career
    • Optional work placement year

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Careers and Employability

As well as careers within the HR profession, opportunities exist for managing people in organisations of all sizes, in the public, private and third sector.

The BA/BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management (joint honours) degree can lead you to further study opportunities such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualifications, a MBA or a Master degree in a related subject.

Is this course for you?