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Human Resource Management (Foundation Entry)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points at A2

64 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

64 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

64 UCAS points

64 UCAS points

T Level

P

P (D or E)

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Human resource management

**Course overview**

- The most important asset of any organisation is its people. With our Human Resource Management (Foundation Entry) degree you’ll discover how getting the most out of staff is key to the success of any business.

- We’ll prepare you for a successful career in the world of people management and leadership. You’ll learn how to get the most out of staff, tackle common issues and enable people to achieve their potential while accomplishing the strategic goals of the organisation.

- Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an Honours programme. It’s entirely unique, and a great stepping stone to degree study.

- If you complete this course you’ll gain Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

**Why study with us**
- Many of our staff belong to the CIPD and have worked as HR professionals, and our academics inform their teaching with active research.

- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Human Resource Management (Foundation Entry) is ranked 2nd in the North West with 88% of students satisfied with their course (Guardian University Guide 2021)

- Our staff are members of the Institute for Research into Work, Organisations and Employment (IROWE) - you’ll engage with their workshops and research.

Modules

Year 1: Managing Business Information (Year long), Skills for HE (Year long), Business in Context (Semester 1), Introduction to Enterprise Skills (Semester 1). Choose two from: Accounting and Economics (Semester 2), Managing People and Organisations (Semester 2), Marketing and Retail (Semester 2)

Year 2: Foundations in Human Resource Management and Development Practice, Introduction to Business Functions, The Business Environment, Business and Management Project Essentials

Year 3: Managing People, Organisational Change at Work, Work Placement Preparation, Research Methods, Employment Law. Examples of options - one from: Project and Operations Management, The Global Environment of Business, Marketing Principles for Business, Enterprise in Practice: Planning & Developing a Business Model, Enterprise in Practice – Entrepreneurship & the Small Business

Year 4: Workplace Learning, HRM in Context, Employee Relations, Performance and Reward Management, and one of the following: Analysis of Management Issues; or Management Report; or HRM & Leadership Dissertation. Plus one option from: Managing Consultancy Skills, Coaching and Mentoring, HRM in a Global Context.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Human resource management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

Business and 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.

£17,680
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
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.

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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£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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