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Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

Human resource managers are central to creating a positive workplace culture in organisation. Studying recruitment and employee relations you will develop the skills for this important role.

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Overview

Watch: Dr Never Muskwe, Associate Professor in Human Resource Management, talks about the employability prospects and opportunities available on the Human Resource Management BA (Hons) course at DMU.


In such a competitive time for businesses, and as organisations continue to grow and develop, getting the best out of a workforce is integral to success. Those with an understanding of how people can shape and influence an organisation are in a great position to help businesses succeed.

This course will introduce you to the principles and practice of successful human resource management (HRM). Modules such as HRM in the Workplace will focus on analysing the application of HRM practices within contemporary organisations. Managing Equality and Diversity will explore and debate the concept of equality in the workplace against a backdrop of growing diversity within the labour force.

Study core modules, such as Global Business Issues, People Management, Critical HRM and Employment Relations, and choose from a range of optional modules, including, Organisational Management and Business Ethics, to tailor your learning to your interests.

Many of our academic and teaching-staff draw on years of industry-experience, bringing real-world techniques into the classroom.

Key features

  • Our course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), giving you the opportunity to pursue a degree pathway leading to Associate membership of the CIPD.
  • Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in globally renowned organisations, including Telegraph Media Group, Jaguar Land Rover, PwC and Mondelez.
  • Our DMU Works team will offer support to help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Previous students have worked for Airbus, Ametek, IBM, Marks and Spencer, DHL and the NHS.
  • Enjoy an international experience linked directly to your studies with our DMU Global programme. Past students have had the opportunity to broaden their understanding of HRM on visits to Berlin, San Diego and Toronto.
  • Benefit from our strong industry links, as well as insight and learning support from guest lecturers, which keeps your studies relevant to current practice and developments. Guest speakers have included DMU’s Chief Operating Officer Ben Browne and Simon Allen, Senior Adviser at ACAS.

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Business Management and Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: N600

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: 

2021/22 tuition fees for UK students will be £9,250

2021/22 tuition fees for EU students: TBC - Learn more

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: N600

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: For 2021/22 tuition fees will be £14,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A-level or equivalent (eg BTEC)

Plus five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths

Alternative qualifications include:

  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) with English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade 4

We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course

  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

 

Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS core of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Accreditations

 

Year 3

Plus option modules from the following indicative list:

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

  • Exam: 28%
  • Coursework: 72%

These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session. 

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. In the first year, you will typically have up to 14 contact hours of teaching most weeks. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.

Other: In addition each module provides a two hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Subsequent years follow a similar pattern, however, the contact time will vary depending on your subject mix and options chosen, and the teaching methods appropriate to the module. Further details are contained in each module description.

Accreditations

The Business Management and Human Resource Management programme is accredited by the Charted Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and graduates will be entitled to Associate membership (subject to options studied). For more information, please visit www.cipd.co.uk

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building, equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and IT labs. Wherever possible, students will be given home access to specialist software.

You’ll also have access to the building’s new £5.5 million extension called The Yard, which provides more than 22,000 square meters of extra space. The extension is designed to make your studies more comfortable, featuring classrooms, self-study spaces equipped with USB sockets to charge your phone or laptop, a large and airy student breakout space, a new Student Advice Centre and a balcony on the top floor overlooking our beautiful campus. 

Library and learning zones

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

More flexible ways to learn

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. This means students can revise taught material in a way that suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

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Placements

During this course you will have the option to complete a paid placement year, an invaluable opportunity to put the skills developed during your degree into practice. This insight into the professional world will build on your knowledge in a real-world setting, preparing you to progress onto your chosen career.

Previous students have taken up placements in HR in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts, with leading companies and organisations such as Pfizer, the NHS, Marks & Spencer, and Siemens.

Our careers programme DMU Works can help to hone your professional skills with mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and an assigned personal tutor will support you throughout your placement.

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DMU Global

Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons, helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK-based activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

On previous DMU Global trips students have travelled to Paris, where they were able to explore the differences in the way issues around gender, diversity and disability are handled compared to the UK.

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Graduate careers

A degree in Human Resource Management is an excellent starting point for a career in human resource services, training and development, industrial relations or other areas of management and professional administration. By studying this course, you will also benefit from our strong links with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, which will help you build your career and enhance your professionalism through the opportunity to attend CIPD conferences where you can build strong links with employers.

Graduates from this course have progressed to careers such as HR assistant at PwC, HR consultant at Jaguar Land Rover, HR manager at Royal Mail, and senior HR analyst at Ford.

Business Management and Human Resource Management graduates and sisters Natalia and Izabela Valjaskova have since started jobs as recruitment consultants after studying at DMU. Find out more.

 

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Case study: Charles Asiedua

Business Management and Human Resource Management student Charles secured a placement in HR operations and recruitment at pharmaceutical company Pfizer. The DMU Works team worked with Charles to understand his future career goals and helped him secure this opportunity.

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Accommodation

We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with 13 halls of residence and around 4,100 rooms, all of which are a short distance from our campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access. Find out more.

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Run by students for students, DSU offers more than 150 societies and almost 40 different sports clubs. You can also get involved in the award-winning Demon Media group, volunteer to help in the community, become a course or faculty rep, and take part in DSU’s annual elections. Find out more.

 

 
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