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Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

Program description

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.

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.

Admission requirements

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.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Understanding Business
  • Employability, Professionalism and Academic Study Skills
  • Global Business Issues
  • Introduction to HRM
  • Introduction to Work and Organisations
  • Politics in Business

Year 2

  • HRM in the Workplace
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Employment Relations
  • People Management
  • Resolving Individual Disputes within the Workplace

Plus option modules from the following indicative list:

  • Business Law
  • Organisational Management
  • Management and Strategy

Year 3

  • Critical HRM

Plus option modules from the following indicative list:

  • Managing Equality and Diversity
  • Globalisation and International HRM
  • HRM Dissertation
  • Business Ethics
  • Issues in International HRM
  • Reflective Business Practice
  • Employment Law

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

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

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.

Tuition fees

2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £14,250 per year
  • EU students: Check the website for more information


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.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in globally renowned organisations, including Telegraph Media Group, Jaguar Land Rover, PwC and Mondelez.

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.

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About this institute

De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...

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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

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De Montfort University

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LE1 9BH Leicester
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