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University of Huddersfield

Human Resource Management (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: N602

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

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Human resource management

Why Human Resource Management?

This top-up course lets you build on your existing knowledge and skills to understand the role human resource management plays in a business, and how you can play a part in the industry too.

If you’ve already studied a business subject to diploma level and you want to understand the world of HR, then this course could be ideal for you.

How will you learn?

You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

* This course will focus on the strategic elements of people resourcing and the contribution that these activities can make to organisational success and achieving a high performing workforce in a rapidly changing environment.

* You’ll learn about people resourcing which covers management issues from pre-employment, recruitment and selection, initial and continuing employment to redundancy, retirement and exit interviews.

* You’ll be given the opportunity to understand the professional skills needed in the HR industry including how to recruit and inspire staff.

* You’ll have the chance to develop your potential as a Human Resource Management (HRM) professional while looking at wider industry issues too in order to help you develop your business acumen.

* You’ll have the chance to build up a knowledge of how HRM can help to create a high performance workplace, all by attracting, retaining, developing, managing and rewarding staff.

What subjects will you cover?

You’ll explore subjects such as People Resourcing, Human Resource Development, Employment Relations, Strategic Management and Cross Cultural Studies.

If you want to work in the area of human resource management and development, this is your course. The HR function is more and more important nowadays, when companies are required to take especial care of the development of their employees and on-the-job training. The course includes modules which provide a broad background in management and strategy, and modules tailored to aspiring human resource professionals. What is more, the curriculum includes a cross-cultural studies module which allows to relate local dynamics with global ones and develop intercultural competence, a plus for today's HR professionals. Every lecture is accompanied with tutorials in small groups, this allowing to couple study of theory with experiential learning. The course runs on a full-time (one year) and part-time route (two years), this making it suitable for working people. ~ Dr Viviana Meschitti, Senior Lecturer in Business and Management.

Professional links and accreditation:
Huddersfield Business School has strong links with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) (http://www.managers.org.uk/) and we hold a number of joint events, including workshops, guest lectures and an Annual Prestigious Lecture on campus.

We are a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) (http://www.cipd.co.uk/) Approved Centre and our links with the West Yorkshire CIPD branch offer additional networking, advice, mentoring and updates from the profession.

This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis.

Modules

Core modules:
People Resourcing
Human Resource Development
Management Work and Society
Employment Relations
Cross Cultural Studies
Strategic Management

Assessment methods

Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Management (BDMGMT)

TEF rating:
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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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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?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
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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£19k

£21k

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£23k

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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