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University of Plymouth

Human Resource Management

UCAS Code: N604

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

Entry requirements


Final year top-up please refer directly to institution on 01752 585858 or email [email protected]

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Human resource management

Do you want to enhance your knowledge and gain an in depth practical understanding of the role of human resource management? This one year top up course will set you apart in the world of graduate employment and give you the opportunity to meet industry experts, take part in practical activities, role plays and case studies that enable you to apply your knowledge to real life scenarios. Tailor your degree to match your interests, enhancing your employability options upon completion.

You’ll be taught by staff that have a considerable depth of human resource management experience from large employers such as the NHS and have undertaken research for professional bodies such as CIPD and ACAS. You will also be supported in your study by subject tutors and receive individual support for your academic and personal development from your personal tutor. You will acquire improved competences that will significantly enhance your employability in an HR role.

* Gain a well rounded academic experience, through the provision of a mixture of taught modules and independent learning.

* Benefit from the extensive use of guest speakers. This enhances the practitioner and practical focus elements of the programme and brings an added dimension of current practice and recognised issues directly to the classroom.

* Be taught by staff that have a considerable depth of human resource management experience from large employers such as the NHS and have undertaken research for professional bodies such as CIPD and ACAS.

* Undertake a range of practical activities to enhance the application of your learning to HR and managerial roles in an organisational context; this will include role play and case study activities.

* Choose and utilise a range of skills and techniques relevant to the management of people, including recruitment, selection, reward and retention.

* Focus on enterprise and sustainability in human resource management and organisational practice.

Modules

Semester 1 - All students study a core module in human resource management, and then choose two optional modules from the choice of: international and comparative human resource management, organisational leadership or managing change. Upon successful completion of the first semester you can then go on to opt for either route 1 or route 2 for your second semester. The course is split into two routes, depending on your specialism, with a mixture of core and optional modules common to both routes. This structure allows you to tailor your degree to match your interests, enhancing your employability options upon completion.

Semester 2 (Route 1): There is only one core module this semester- the final project, which is in the form of a management report and will be a culmination of all the skills you have acquired during semester 1. You then have one optional module to study in addition to the project, either equality and diversity in the workplace or women in business.

Semester 2 (Route 2): This semester is comprised of three core modules: current issues in management, equality and diversity in the workplace and women in business. This route is better suited to those who do not wish to complete a research project. If you are an international student this would be our recommended route.

Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

Plymouth Business School

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business and management

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

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Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
18%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Business, research and administrative 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.

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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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