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Human Resource Management BSc

Course code

N130

N131 with placement

Start date

September

Placement available

Mode of study

3 years full-time

4 years full-time with placement

Fees

2024/25

UK £9,250

International £21,260

Entry requirements

2024/25

AAB-BBB (A-level)

DDM (BTEC)

30 (IB)

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Overview

The Human Resource Management degree will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of current theory and practice relating to employment relations and Human Resource Management (HRM).

You will learn to combine theory and practice to perform effectively and responsibly as an HRM practitioner, understanding the purpose and key objectives of the HRM function in contemporary organisations. The course will further equip you to implement sustainable HRM strategies and practices that raise levels of employee recruitment, training, talent development, engagement, wellbeing and performance in a specific organisational context.

You will further learn of the complexities of employment regulation and the way it informs practice to ensure staff are treated ethically when they are at work, as well as how to promote equal opportunities and manage workplace diversity and inclusion. For a career in HRM you will also develop competencies in analysing key contemporary global labour market trends and their significance for workforce planning in both domestic and international organisational contexts.

There is the option to take a year’s work placement between your second and third year. You will get paid to work with top global companies while you study, paving the way for full-time positions after graduation. 

The HRM BSc is accredited by the The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. It has over 160,000 members internationally - working in HR, learning and development, people management and consulting across private businesses and organisations in the public and voluntary sectors. Further information about how to become a CIPD student member can be accessed via the link.

Find out more on our accreditations and exemptions page.

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Course content

This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

This course has a placement option. Find out more about work placements available.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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Careers and your future

A human resource management degree has versatile qualification that is applicable to most organisations in every sector.

Primarily focused on hiring, training, development and general people skills, an HRM degree will equip you with many other sought after and transferable skills including in communication, people management, research and analysis, organisational management and problem solving. Recognising that you can enhance your career prospects in human resource management by gaining work experience in positions that involve working with people in organisations, Brunel offer the opportunity of an optional work placement year.

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Human resources officer
  • Office manager
  • Training and development officer

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Careers adviser
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Life coach
  • Management consultant
  • Mediator
  • Operational researcher
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Risk manager
  • Trade union research officer

Employers of human resource management graduates come from a wide range of industries, as every major organisation has a Human Resources department. Employment opportunities can be found in healthcare, banking and finance, education, local authorities, leisure and tourism, manufacturing, media and consultancy firms among others.

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UK entry requirements

2024/25 entry

  • GCE A-level AAB-BBB.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in Business or Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in Business, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship or Personal & Business Finance with an A-level at grade B (other subjects may be considered on a case by case basis).
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D with A-levels grade BC.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 with Maths Standard Level 5 or Higher Level 4. GCSE English equivalent SL 5 or HL 4 and Mathematics SL 4 or HL 4.
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in  Business, Business and Management or Business and Law with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • T levels : Distinction overall.

Brunel University London is committed to raising the aspirations of our applicants and students. We will fully review your UCAS application and, where we’re able to offer a place, this will be personalised to you based on your application and education journey.

A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all) 

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 entry

UK

£9,250 full-time

£1,385 placement year

International

£21,260 full-time

£1,385 placement year

Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. International fees will increase annually, by no more than 5% or RPI (Retail Price Index), whichever is the greater.

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of undergraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

Please refer to the scholarships pages to view discounts available to eligible EU undergraduate applicants.

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Teaching and Learning

How your course will be delivered 

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Assessment and feedback

Forms of assessment are geared to evaluate individual capabilities in relation to each module’s aims and contents. Assessment of knowledge comprises formal examinations, written coursework assignments such as individual essays, reports and case study analyses, group reports, presentations and the final year Project.

Assessments are designed to appraise individual capabilities fairly and consistently.  We use clear, descriptive assessment guidelines (made available to students) to grade coursework and examinations and to aid classification.  Lecturers communicate their expectations clearly to students and use explicit schema to facilitate consistency of marking within and between modules and to ensure good feedback on individual performance.  All examinations and coursework assessments that contribute to degree classifications are subject to scrutiny by External Examiners.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.