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Business and Human Resource Management

University of Sunderland
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
24 January 2022

Program description

Business and Human Resource Management

Study a CIPD accredited course highly relevant to modern workplaces. Undertake a year-long placement and put your learning into practice. Gain sought-after skills and knowledge for a rewarding career in Human Resource Management.

This course focuses on the practical skills outlined in the CIPD Professional Map. Study full-time and choose an optional years' placement (applied route).

Compared to our core Business and Management course, there is a greater focus on how inspire and develop people effectively. Concentrated upon the acquisition of skills required to manage the changing HR function including modern individualised contractual employment relationships, often remotely and digitally managed in an authentic, transparent and ethical manner.

Sunderland Business School prioritises employability across all years of undergraduate degree. These help you strengthen the six key essential attributes of being capable, enquiring, creative, enterprising, ethical and global in outlook necessitated by the world today.

Admission requirements

CBSE, ICSE, State Boards- 65% in Class 12

10+II (Senior School Certificate) -60% or above

3 Year Diploma- 60% or above

English language Requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. The standard of English language required varies between courses so please check each course page carefully.

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.

O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language

You need grade C or above (UK Exam board).

Malaysian SPM 1119

You need grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law).

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II

You need Merit or Distinction.

Degree in English

If you have another qualification not listed above, contact the International Office for advice. If you do not have the necessary level of English you may need to take one of the University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) University Preparation Courses before you begin your course.

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

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Program content

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Business Organisations and Society
  • Business Management Skills Development
  • Understanding Markets and Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Financial Decision Making

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Managing Self and Others
  • Delivering Projects for Organisational Success
  • Cognitive Creative Learning and Development
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management

Year 3:

  • Applied Placement Portfolio 1

Final year (national level 6):

  • Strategic Leadership and Collaboration
  • Managing Business Continuity and Resilience
  • Business Consultancy Project
  • Professional Human Resource Skills

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK/Europe*
  • £12,500 if you are an international student

Career opportunities

Our students graduate with current and sought-after skills and knowledge across all areas of human resource management. You'll understand how businesses create success, how to manage business operations, how to make informed decisions, and how to lead change in organisations. In addition, CIPD-accredited qualifications can significantly enhance your career opportunities.

The employability focussed curriculum of the course has been designed in collaboration with a range of employers including: CDC Wealth Management, Caterpillar, Nissan, Network Rail, NCC, NHS, Enterprise Rent a Car, Uplift LP, Sedgefield SSP CIC, Castle Howard and NRL.

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University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland

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