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University of Leicester

Human Resource Management

UCAS Code: N600

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Business or social science course preferred but other subjects considered.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Considered alongside other qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths grade C (4) is also required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Minimum grade of 4 in SL or 3 in HL Mathematics or 5 in SL Maths Studies and 4 in SL English required if not held at GCSE.

Qualification Accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications.

Considered alongside other qualifications.

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

DDM

Diploma in Business preferred.

Qualification Accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Qualification Accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

UCAS Tariff

128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Human resource management

**Course description**
At Leicester, our management courses will transform your outlook on how society’s resources are managed by engaging with our world-leading academic knowledge and carefully-designed modules. You will be among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with facilities exclusive to our School of Business students.

If you are fascinated by the relationship between employers and employees then our Human Resource Management BA is for you. We will expose you to the realities of the managerial experience in both the public and private sectors, and the relevance of theory for the solution of management problems. You will to combine your studies of management with a specialist focus on organisational studies. This allows you to acquire a wide range of critical and analytical skills, along with a range of communication and team-working skills, which will be directly transferable to the workplace whatever career you choose to follow.

You will gain a comprehensive grounding in the functions of management and its role in successfully managing people and organisations. This is underpinned by critical analysis of the organisational context in which managers and employees work.

All our lives at work are shaped by the cultural, legal and economic factors of labour markets and this course will prepare you to engage with these issues in critical and practical ways. You will be inspired to question the ethical and social responsibilities of the organisations that affect all our lives whether as customers, employees or citizens.

In addition all of our management degrees are dual accredited with ILM, the UK's leading Leadership and Management Awarding Organisation. This means you can gain ILM's Level 4 Award in Leadership and Management subject to passing the relevant modules.

The first year of this degree is shared with the following degrees:

Management Studies BA
Marketing BA

This means that you will have the option to switch to any of our other management BA degrees at the end of your first year.
Our courses will provide you with an in-depth understanding of contemporary management techniques, and will allow you to develop the skills to become an effective and socially responsible manager in local and global arenas, whether in public, private or third sector organisations and enterprises.

Modules

Your first year is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the study of managerial practices and their related functions, such as human resource management and marketing, as well as an appreciation of the broader context in which these activities take place in society.

Your second year will provide you with advanced learning in human resources, training and development at work, and contemporary approaches to diversity in human resource management practice. You will also have the opportunity to engage in applied study through a live consultancy challenge.

In your final year, there are two compulsory modules (focusing on the labour market and industrial relations respectively), plus your dissertation, which is a piece of independent research supported by one-on-one supervisions with an academic member of staff. You will also choose from a range of option modules, giving you the chance to shape your degree around your interests.

For full module details please see our website.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Leicester School of Business

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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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


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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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
11%
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 & administrative studies

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

£28k

£28k

£30k

£30k

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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