Human Resource Management and Business (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

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Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 25/09/2018

Joint Honours Human Resource Management and Business offers modules which are geared towards developing your competence and skill as a manager as well as your knowledge of wider business issues. The programme is delivered around a variety of core subjects and option choices. The course is flexible and you can tailor the modules around your specific interests. In years two and three you can choose to specialise your studies whilst being fully supported by our experienced academic team.

 

 

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible module options.
  • Optional work placement year.
  • Knowledgeable and supportive staff.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Optional Work Placement Year

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.

Course Details

The programme has been structured to develop your knowledge and entrepreneurial skills and enhance your future employability. Upon completion of the Human Resource Management and Business Joint Honours programme you will be able to progress your career in a wide range of organisations stretching across any sector or industry within management, business or HR.

The importance of the theories, concepts, principles and practices through which the functioning, management and development of people can occur is emphasised in this programme. You will explore the HRM function from small businesses through to global corporations. The course introduces all areas of management and business preparing you for a future of making sound operational and strategic decisions which are important as organisations are now demanding higher levels of business related skills. The programme explores people, groups, teams and development and is of considerable general vocational relevance. An understanding of people and the enhancement of personal performance are key features of the requirements of employers in every field.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Graduating students find themselves opportunities in a wide number of business and human resource management areas. As well as traditional careers in the field of Human Resource Management, opportunities exist for managing people in commercial organisations of all sizes and in the public sector such as the health service and local Government.

Students graduating from this Joint Honours programme can choose to progress onto a full-time, part-time or distance learning postgraduate programme. This will enable you to focus your studies in a specialist area such as Human Resource Management or gain a general management qualification such as the MBA.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants studying on the Zenos suite of qualifications are accepted on the basis of a precedent.

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:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

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

Course Content

From a HRM perspective you will be introduced to people within organisations and their function. You will learn how to deal with conditions of environmental unrest, change and uncertainty and respond to difficult environmental contexts. You will build your understanding of management principles and practices, the business environment and how this operates in society.

  • Introduction to People in Organisation (20 Credit) ( Credits)
    Module code: HRM1002
    Core Module Y
  • Human Resource Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: HRM1008
    Core Module Y
  • HRM in Business Context (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: HRM1016
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BUS1004
    Core Module Y
  • Business Environment (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BUS1001
    Core Module Y
  • Business in Society (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BUS1009
    Core Module N

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.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • the option to undertake a year-long placement in between Years Two and Three of study
  • students that choose to take up a placement year find it an invaluable experience that helps them to apply their learning in their final year and prepare them for their career
  • Human Resource Management and Business Joint Honours programme gives you flexibility in module choices, allowing you to tailor the course to your individual interests
  • there are proven student support systems in place
  • if at any time during your first year you decide to change over to the single honours, BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management or Business course you can do that, either during the year or at the end of the year, depending on when you make the decision

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Studies

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

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Human Resource Management PGDip

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Joint Honours Study

We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.


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Updated 25/09/2018

  • Joint Honours Human Resource Management and Business offers modules which are geared towards developing your competence and skill as a manager as well as your knowledge of wider business issues. The programme is delivered around a variety of core subjects and option choices. The course is flexible and you can tailor the modules around your specific interests. In years two and three you can choose to specialise your studies whilst being fully supported by our experienced academic team.

     

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible module options.
    • Optional work placement year.
    • Knowledgeable and supportive staff.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • The programme has been structured to develop your knowledge and entrepreneurial skills and enhance your future employability. Upon completion of the Human Resource Management and Business Joint Honours programme you will be able to progress your career in a wide range of organisations stretching across any sector or industry within management, business or HR.

    The importance of the theories, concepts, principles and practices through which the functioning, management and development of people can occur is emphasised in this programme. You will explore the HRM function from small businesses through to global corporations. The course introduces all areas of management and business preparing you for a future of making sound operational and strategic decisions which are important as organisations are now demanding higher levels of business related skills. The programme explores people, groups, teams and development and is of considerable general vocational relevance. An understanding of people and the enhancement of personal performance are key features of the requirements of employers in every field.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Optional Work Placement Year

    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.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Graduating students find themselves opportunities in a wide number of business and human resource management areas. As well as traditional careers in the field of Human Resource Management, opportunities exist for managing people in commercial organisations of all sizes and in the public sector such as the health service and local Government.

      Students graduating from this Joint Honours programme can choose to progress onto a full-time, part-time or distance learning postgraduate programme. This will enable you to focus your studies in a specialist area such as Human Resource Management or gain a general management qualification such as the MBA.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants studying on the Zenos suite of qualifications are accepted on the basis of a precedent.

    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:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

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

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • From a HRM perspective you will be introduced to people within organisations and their function. You will learn how to deal with conditions of environmental unrest, change and uncertainty and respond to difficult environmental contexts. You will build your understanding of management principles and practices, the business environment and how this operates in society.

    • Introduction to People in Organisation (20 Credit) ( Credits)
      Module code: HRM1002
      Core Module Y
    • Human Resource Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: HRM1008
      Core Module Y
    • HRM in Business Context (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: HRM1016
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BUS1004
      Core Module Y
    • Business Environment (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BUS1001
      Core Module Y
    • Business in Society (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BUS1009
      Core Module N

    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.

    • Further your Studies

      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

      Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

      Human Resource Management PGDip

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

    Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour