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Business and Human Resource Management (2 year top up)

Entry requirements


Applicants normally need one of the following: • a foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification in business, with an overall merit profile from year two modules. Your qualification should include relevant HRM-related content in year one and year two. or • 120 year one and 120 year two credits, with an overall mark of 55 per cent or above, from a relevant business degree or equivalent. Your qualification should include relevant HRM-related content in year one and year two.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Human resource management

Business studies

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**

**Course Summary**
- Convert your Foundation, HND or academic credits into a full honours degree

- Attain desirable qualifications on a course with strong links to business and the world of HR

- Apply your theoretical skills in wide-ranging practical projects and exercises

- Learn with award winning HR practitioners and industry experts

- Graduate with the academic grounding and real-world expertise needed for a worthwhile HR position

This course allows you to top up your existing qualifications while gaining valuable and sought-after expertise in HR. You'll benefit from expert tutelage and useful industry connections, and graduate ready for a rewarding career in human resources or business.

**How you learn**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This course is based around the final year of the main Business and Human Resource Management degree. It emphasises the real-world application of business and HR theory, and is designed alongside industry partners, students and professional associations to create employable graduates. Along with learning the core principles of HR management, you'll also develop an understanding of traditional operational management and business concepts.

You learn through

- research-focussed project reports

- lectures and seminars

- formal presentations to peers, academics and business clients.

- reflective practitioner tasks

- developing technical skills by developing digital and social media platforms

- essays and assignments

**Applied learning
Live projects**

Throughout your year of study, you'll undertake numerous live projects that will provide valuable real-world experience. These include formal presentations to members of the business community, as well as to peers and academics. There are also project reports and research on real HR scenarios, and a range of other practice-based tasks.

**Networking opportunities**

Through wide-ranging live projects, links to the local business community and to our alumni, there will be numerous networking opportunities throughout your studies.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year 2
**Year 1**
**Compulsory modules**

Finance For Business Performance
Hr: Developing Capabilities
Managing The Hr Function
Resourcing And Talent Management
Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future)

**Elective modules**
Applied Financial Management
Business Law
Essential It Skills For Business
Foreign Language
Leading And Managing Teams
Managing International Business
Planning Your Own Business
Service And Retail Marketing

**Year 2
Optional modules**
Placement Year

**Final year
Compulsory modules**
Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law
Developing People And Organisations
Hr: The Reflective Practitioner
Implementing Strategy And Change
Research And Hr

**Elective modules**
Business In The European Economy
Business Operations And Project Management
Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change
Contemporary Issues In International Business
Contemporary Issues In Marketing
Customer Psychology
Financial Fluency For Decision Making
Financial Performance Management
Foreign Language
Managing For Success
Managing The Digital Enterprise
Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams

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
£14,415
per year
International
£14,415
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Business Technology and Engineering

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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.

92%
high
Human resource management
80%
med
Business studies

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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

58%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Business studies

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

71%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
44%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Public services and other associate professionals
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Business, finance 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.

Business studies

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
38%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Public services and other associate professionals

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Business and 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.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

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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