Psychology and Human Resource Management

BA (Hons)

Study level
Undergraduate
Years
3-9 years
Award
Degree
Study Options
Blended or Online
BA (Hons) Psychology and Human Resource Management

Course Overview

Designed to give you the upper hand in HRM and psychology, this course will teach you how to empower people in the workplace. With it, you’ll learn everything there is to know about the role psychology plays in a business, accelerating you to the top of the ladder in your future career. 

On this HRM and psychology degree, you’ll learn how a business achieves success by putting people at the heart of everything they do. This combination of skills and knowledge is increasingly valuable to employers, meaning you’ll graduate with a qualification that keeps your career options wide open. 

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The fascinating fields of human resource management and psychology are two sides of the same coin. One looks at the behaviour of people at an individual level, the other at an organisational level. During your studies, you’ll have the chance to explore both of these disciplines in depth, applying what you learn to real-life situations and adding real value to your future career. 

Modules

Level 4

  • English Legal System
  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Contract Law
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Bio and Cognitive Psychology

Level 5

  • Research Ethics in Action
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Planning HR
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Managing Change in Organisations

Level 6

  • Research Planning and Project
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Employment Law
  • Strategic Issues in HRM
  • Cross Cultural Psychology

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:

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

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

Our BA (Hons) Psychology and HRM degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this HR management and psychology degree.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.

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Before getting started with your HRM and psychology course, it’s always nice to get to know the faces of who you’ll be learning from. The School of Psychology is made up of multi-disciplinary lecturers, who bring a wealth of academic experience with them. The use of an evidence-based approach provides students with the opportunity to develop skills that can be applied to the workplace. 

We don’t expect undergraduate students to be sold on a definite career before starting their degree. So, don’t worry if you’re still weighing up your options! Instead, we prepare you with a range of advanced skills that employers from a variety of organisations will value, so that you’ll graduate feeling confident enough to make a decision about where your future lies. 

What can a HRM and psychology course do for me?

Studying a HRM and psychology course will open up a world of opportunity for your future - in ways you might not even expect it to! By mastering a range of transferable skills, your career options will go far beyond the day-to-day HR and psychology sectors. These skills include:

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to present findings in a range of formats including essays, presentations, reports and online forums
  • The ability to work independently and within a team
  • What can I do after Arden University?

This degree meets the need that every business has for HR and people management. Combining that knowledge and experience with the fundamentals of psychology will help to launch your future as a smart, forward-thinking professional. So after graduating, you’ll be spoilt for choice on which career path to go for. Some of your career options could include: 

  • Business advisor
  • Careers advisor
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Life coach
  • Management consultant
  • Mediator
  • Operational researcher
  • Risk manager
  • Office management
  • Training and developing
  • HR

Your next step into the professional world

Studying with Arden is all about getting career-ready. Alongside your psychology and human resource management course, you’ll also have access to several extra online resources for professional development. You can use these to explore a specialist area of interest and to enhance your CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills,  guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

Which study mode is right for you? You’ll have the choice to complete your degree via online learning or blended learning. Here’s a quick summary of both options, so you can choose the flexible learning model that works best for you. 

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Arden is for winners. Nobody will beg you to sit down and start working on your career, if you 
don’t do it yourself! Once you have an honest interest for what you learn, if you reach out for
more, you will be welcome to be helped and advised. But to do that, you must be determined. 

Bettina Finna
Bettina Finna
BA (Hons) Psychology
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Blended Learning

How does it work?

Blended learning involves face to face, on campus, teaching, including eight hours of time-tabled classes spread over two mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at one of our study centres. This study mode provides an element of structure to your day, where you’ll join your fellow classmates at specific times to learn. 
 
Students are then required to complete the rest of their studies online at a time and place that suits them.

Find out more about Blended Learning.

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.