October intake open – Apply by 26th September.

Course Essentials

If you have previously completed an HND in Business (or equivalent) then this Top-Up will enable you to achieve a full undergraduate honours degree in Business (HRM). How do you get the best out of your staff?

How do you reward them? During this degree you will examine the well-established principles of Human Resources Management, while developing professional level skills that will help you get the job you want – as well as sound knowledge of the general business environment.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
120
UCAS Course Code:
N602
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (HRM) (Top-Up)
Duration:
1-2 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you should have:

  • a HND in Business or equivalent, provided that your prior learning is consistent with Level 5 of the functional areas of business (Finance, Marketing, HRM and Operations Management)

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

If you have previously completed an HND in Business (or equivalent) then you could achieve a full undergraduate honours degree with just 9 months of further study.

During this degree you will gain an understanding of the key aspects of current practice in the field of HRM alongside current and emerging developments in related disciplines. You will learn about staff planning, employee relationships, development and training and employment law, and apply all of this in national and international contexts.

Modules are:

Level 6

  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Self and Others
  • Strategic Issues in HRM
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor can give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your new skills into real life settings.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Other options include:

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Careers Impact

Job opportunities are available all over the UK in recruitment and human resources (HR). Recruitment and HR are functions that exist in the majority of UK companies across most sectors, so your options are endless. As you will also have a solid grounding in business this opens up your career options to look at more generalist business roles.

What transferrable skills & knowledge will I pick up?

On graduating you can expect to be able to:

  • Understand the strategic contribution of HRM to an organisation
  • Analyse and interpret written, visual and graphical data
  • Apply theoretical HRM, business and management concepts and practical techniques to the solution of complex problems
  • Demonstrate self-management and work productively and independently to produce work in a variety of formats
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Apply interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation
  • Reflect on working effectively in collaboration with others and evaluate own strengths and weaknesses and acting on feedback

So, where can I go after Uni?

You could look into a large, well-established employer or a specialist agency. The jobs you might explore are:

  • Careers Adviser
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Office Manager
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Sales Executive
  • Training and Development Officer

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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