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Liverpool John Moores University

Business and Human Resource Management

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Entry requirements for part time students emphasise the ability to benefit from the programme of study and paid work experience as well as voluntary positions will be given consideration as well as academic evidence. What skills do you need to secure a place? We are looking for students with the potential to: Understand and critically evaluate the theory, concepts and principles that underpin the practical techniques of the business world. Demonstrate their understanding by communicating effectively, both orally and in their written work. Possess the self-discipline to manage their time and tasks effectively throughout their time here at LJMU. Entry requirements will be linked to personal circumstances. CPP or CTP (Certificate in Personnel Practice or Certificate in Training Practice) at NVQ level 3, A level, HNC, HND or other level three qualifications will be considered. Level of work experience will also be given consideration when making offers. Appropriate exemptions will be recognised for students transferring from other part time programmes or courses – these will be linked to our own standards and CIPD requirements and will be considered on an individual basis. ?Applications are welcomed from mature and non-standard applicants, who will be considered on an individual basis. These applicants may be required to submit an essay and/or attend an interview, and should demonstrate potential and motivation and/or have relevant experience.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Part-time | 2020

Subject

Human resource management

Studying the professionally-accredited BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management at Liverpool John Moores University will enable you to develop the high-level leadership and management skills required to succeed in this fascinating field.

- 97% of our students said they were satisfied with their course in the 2017 National Student Survey

- Tutors trained at top firms such as Deloitte and Ernst and Young

- Excellent business links with companies as diverse as IBM, Intel, Airbus, Morgan Stanley and Vauxhall

- Option to take a year out in industry or complete the course in three years

- Opportunities to secure exemptions from UK professional accountancy qualifications once you graduate

- Study abroad opportunities in Kuala Lumpar during your second year of study

- International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

- Start month: September

- Campus location: Mount Pleasant Campus

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Year 1

Academic and Business Skills and Behaviours
Social and Legal Framework for Business and HR
HR Practitioner Skills and Behaviours

Year 2

Business and Finance Skills Development
Labour Market and Talent Management?
Leadership and Performance Theory and Practice?

Year 3

Work Psychology?
Strategic Human Resource Management?
Academic and Practitioner Research Methods

Year 4

Change Management for Organisational Development
The Employment and Legal Relations?hip
Dissertation and Impact Report?

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

We understand that each student performs differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. These include: presentations, coursework, portfolios, role play and exam. In the early years of the programme you may be assessed for group-based team building and communication skills, whereas at Level 6 and in the final year assessments are mostly on an individual basis, including a work-based impact investigation.

Your tutors will aim to provide assessment feedback within three weeks, and will happily discuss it with you one-to-one. This is particularly important as it gives you a chance to identify your strengths as well as the areas that may need further attention.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,935
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,935
per year
Scotland
£6,935
per year
Wales
£6,935
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Liverpool Business School

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

97%
high
Human resource management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Human resource management

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

97%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
97%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Human resource management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,900
med
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
58%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Public services and other associate professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
3%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

This subject is much more common at postgraduate level, and so be aware that many of the good jobs in HR and personnel management go to graduates with Masters or other postgraduate qualifications in this subject. Work experience for first degree graduates can help to get around the lack of postgraduate qualifications, but if you want to go into management you might find that Masters to be an advantage. Although human resource roles are much the most common outcome for graduates from these courses, they take those jobs in an impressive array of industries so there are plenty of options for the kind of employer you can work for. If you would like to know about graduate prospects for your chosen course more specifically, head to an open day to talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Human resource management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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