Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 04/12/2018

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. You will also have opportunities throughout the course to explore the diverse role Human Resources (HR) play in organisations.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies* and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course

Highlights

  • Approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR and people development.
  • Additional accreditation of the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management, upon successful completion of the course and the approved modules.
  • Optional work placement.
  • Opportunity to engage with profession related assignments, such as delivering a recruitment and selection process, designing and delivering a learning event.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Optional 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

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.

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.  For further information on the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development, please visit the CIPD website.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

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.

Student Story

Palvinder Singh: Work placement as a Recruitment Administrator at St Matthews Healthcare Company based in Northampton.

“Taking a work placement is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It enabled me to have the opportunity to look thoroughly into the HR industry, to develop an understanding of the structure, behaviour and working norms within an organisation, as well as improving my verbal and written communication skills.

The placement has played a key role in determining what career I would like to pursue, I am now confident as to what I would like to do after graduating. I feel like I now have an advantage on expanding my network in the HR sector. This placement has also had a huge impact on my personal development – a year ago, I was a shy individual whereas now I am more confident and can see the transformation within myself.”

Careers

Career Opportunities

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.

The BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management degree can lead you to further study opportunities such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma in HRM programme, a MBA or a Master degree in HRM or a related subject.

Student Story

Nikita Driver: Work placement as the Learning and Development Assistant at Janssen-Cilag, the pharmaceutical company for Johnson and Johnson.

“The year has been challenging at times, but in the right way. The company has been so supportive and the difference in my self-confidence, skills and abilities from when I started to now is huge. This year has opened a lot of doors for me for my future career, the experience I have gained during my placement has been so beneficial and will make for some much stronger interview answers than I previously would have had when I apply to future roles.

A placement year will enable you to network and make some really valuable connections. It’s also been a great opportunity to make new friends, there were 12 students at Janssen and we all lived together across three houses. It’s been so good to move to a new place and meet new, like-minded people who are embarking on the same experience.

If you are considering taking a placement year, I could not recommend it enough. Although the application process can be tough to do alongside studying, it is so worth it. No matter what your strengths or weaknesses are, you will take something positive and valuable away from a placement.”

 

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

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

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.

Entry Requirements

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

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

If you are applying for direct entry to year three of the course, you might not be eligible for the additional accreditation of the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource and Associate membership (subject to the previous modules you have studied). Please contact Admissions, if you have any queries, regarding direct entry to year three.

Course Content

At this stage you will be introduced to the foundations of Human Resource Management (HRM) and will experience different study and assessment approaches. You will discover theories of Human Resource Management in the business context, the nature of organisations and digital literacy.

  • Human Resource Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRM1008
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to People in Organisations (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRM1002
    Core Module Y
  • HRM in Business Context (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRM1016
    Core Module Y
  • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits)
    Module code: PSY1001
    Core Module Y
  • Information Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: BSO1010
    Core Module Y
  • Enterprise and Opportunity (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1003
    Core Module N
  • Reflections of Work (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRM1017
    Core Module N
  • English for Business Studies (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI1007
    Core Module N

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • the BA (Hons) HRM course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR and people development.
  • additional accreditation of the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management is available, upon successful completion of the course and the approved modules
  • opportunity to engage with Employability Related activities within the University of Northampton. For example, experiencing assessment centres and mock interviews, with real life employers.
  • opportunity to attend the Career Planning and Development conference
  • allocated Personal Tutor
  • optional work placement year

Postgraduate Opportunites

Further your Study

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

Research

at the University of Northampton

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.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

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.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

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: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

18/19 Tuition Fees

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
Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)
Included in your Course Fee:

  • Student membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is included within your course fee. The CIPD student membership is worth £90 each year (membership fee as of July 2016). The CIPD Student membership is paid for each year, whilst studying the course.
  • being a CIPD Student member offers you a variety of benefits. Please visit the CIPD website to find out more information on CIPD Student Membership.

Additional Costs
An additional cost to consider for this course would be printing costs and CIPD related activities. In previous years this has not exceeded £100 per year. The University’s library has a variety of learning resources available, including textbooks. On occasion, students choose to purchase their own copy of a textbook, which would result in an additional cost. Current CIPD Student members receive a discount on CIPD books at the CIPD Online Bookstore.

19/20 Tuition Fees

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

Full Time: £12,500
Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

18/19 Tuition Fees

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

Full Time: £12,000
Foundation Study Framework: £9,400
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Included in your Course Fee:

  • Student membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is included within your course fee. The CIPD student membership is worth £90 each year (membership fee as of July 2016). The CIPD Student membership is paid for each year, whilst studying the course.
  • being a CIPD Student member offers you a variety of benefits. Please visit the CIPD website to find out more information on CIPD Student Membership.

Additional Costs
An additional cost to consider for this course would be printing costs and CIPD related trips. In previous years this has not exceeded £100 per year.
the University’s library has a variety of learning resources available, including textbooks. On occasion, students choose to purchase their own copy of a textbook, which would result in an additional cost. Current CIPD Student members receive a discount on CIPD books at the CIPD Online Bookstore.

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,…

Foundation Study Framework

Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a 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 entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

Read more


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 04/12/2018

  • 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. You will also have opportunities throughout the course to explore the diverse role Human Resources (HR) play in organisations.

    We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies* and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

    *with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

    Course

    Highlights

    • Approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR and people development.
    • Additional accreditation of the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management, upon successful completion of the course and the approved modules.
    • Optional work placement.
    • Opportunity to engage with profession related assignments, such as delivering a recruitment and selection process, designing and delivering a learning event.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • 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.

    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.  For further information on the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development, please visit the CIPD website.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Optional 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.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • 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.

    • Palvinder Singh: Work placement as a Recruitment Administrator at St Matthews Healthcare Company based in Northampton.

      “Taking a work placement is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It enabled me to have the opportunity to look thoroughly into the HR industry, to develop an understanding of the structure, behaviour and working norms within an organisation, as well as improving my verbal and written communication skills.

      The placement has played a key role in determining what career I would like to pursue, I am now confident as to what I would like to do after graduating. I feel like I now have an advantage on expanding my network in the HR sector. This placement has also had a huge impact on my personal development – a year ago, I was a shy individual whereas now I am more confident and can see the transformation within myself.”

    • Career Opportunities

      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.

      The BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management degree can lead you to further study opportunities such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma in HRM programme, a MBA or a Master degree in HRM or a related subject.

    • Nikita Driver: Work placement as the Learning and Development Assistant at Janssen-Cilag, the pharmaceutical company for Johnson and Johnson.

      “The year has been challenging at times, but in the right way. The company has been so supportive and the difference in my self-confidence, skills and abilities from when I started to now is huge. This year has opened a lot of doors for me for my future career, the experience I have gained during my placement has been so beneficial and will make for some much stronger interview answers than I previously would have had when I apply to future roles.

      A placement year will enable you to network and make some really valuable connections. It’s also been a great opportunity to make new friends, there were 12 students at Janssen and we all lived together across three houses. It’s been so good to move to a new place and meet new, like-minded people who are embarking on the same experience.

      If you are considering taking a placement year, I could not recommend it enough. Although the application process can be tough to do alongside studying, it is so worth it. No matter what your strengths or weaknesses are, you will take something positive and valuable away from a placement.”

       

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

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

    If you are applying for direct entry to year three of the course, you might not be eligible for the additional accreditation of the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource and Associate membership (subject to the previous modules you have studied). Please contact Admissions, if you have any queries, regarding direct entry to year three.

    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

  • At this stage you will be introduced to the foundations of Human Resource Management (HRM) and will experience different study and assessment approaches. You will discover theories of Human Resource Management in the business context, the nature of organisations and digital literacy.

    • Human Resource Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRM1008
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to People in Organisations (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRM1002
      Core Module Y
    • HRM in Business Context (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRM1016
      Core Module Y
    • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits)
      Module code: PSY1001
      Core Module Y
    • Information Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: BSO1010
      Core Module Y
    • Enterprise and Opportunity (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1003
      Core Module N
    • Reflections of Work (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRM1017
      Core Module N
    • English for Business Studies (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI1007
      Core Module N
    • Further your Study

      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

    • at the University of Northampton

      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.

    • Opportunities Available

      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.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    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: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    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
    Foundation Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)
    Included in your Course Fee:

    • Student membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is included within your course fee. The CIPD student membership is worth £90 each year (membership fee as of July 2016). The CIPD Student membership is paid for each year, whilst studying the course.
    • being a CIPD Student member offers you a variety of benefits. Please visit the CIPD website to find out more information on CIPD Student Membership.

    Additional Costs
    An additional cost to consider for this course would be printing costs and CIPD related activities. In previous years this has not exceeded £100 per year. The University’s library has a variety of learning resources available, including textbooks. On occasion, students choose to purchase their own copy of a textbook, which would result in an additional cost. Current CIPD Student members receive a discount on CIPD books at the CIPD Online Bookstore.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

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

    Full Time: £12,500
    Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    18/19 Tuition Fees

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

    Full Time: £12,000
    Foundation Study Framework: £9,400
    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Included in your Course Fee:

    • Student membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is included within your course fee. The CIPD student membership is worth £90 each year (membership fee as of July 2016). The CIPD Student membership is paid for each year, whilst studying the course.
    • being a CIPD Student member offers you a variety of benefits. Please visit the CIPD website to find out more information on CIPD Student Membership.

    Additional Costs
    An additional cost to consider for this course would be printing costs and CIPD related trips. In previous years this has not exceeded £100 per year.
    the University’s library has a variety of learning resources available, including textbooks. On occasion, students choose to purchase their own copy of a textbook, which would result in an additional cost. Current CIPD Student members receive a discount on CIPD books at the CIPD Online Bookstore.

    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,…

  • Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a 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 entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

    The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour