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BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management

Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Business and Marketing

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

How do people function and flourish in a business? What ethical codes should businesses follow? Will the role of employees change as business, technology and society changes? These are the sorts of questions HR professionals seek to answer and that you’ll address on this course.

All businesses need employees who understand people management, and this degree is designed to train you in HR for the professional environment.

It’s accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development to ensure your skills will be relevant and recognised by employers, and we incorporate as much hands-on experience and professional training as possible; you’ll network with professionals, learn from guest speakers, and have the chance to take a work placement module.

UEL fosters an inclusive and open environment, welcoming students from all backgrounds, including many mature students and students from all over the world.

 

UCAS points

112

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

N602

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

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CIPD

Accredited

The BSc Human Resource Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, ensuring you learn the professional skills that employers really need.

HR rooted in Business Management

The course not only teaches you the practical principles of HR, but also gives you a broader understanding of business – from marketing to economics – to make you a more rounded and versatile employee.

Professional experience

We incorporate as much hands-on experience and professional training as possible; you’ll network with professionals, learn from guest speakers, and can opt to choose a work placement module.

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Pamela Thompson

Business Management (Human Resource Management), BA (Hons)

As a mature student, I really enjoyed my time at UEL and the incredible learning experience. I would not be where I am today without UEL.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarship - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarship - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,100
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

112

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

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Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.
Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

What you'll learn

The course covers a wide range of topics, rooting fundamental HR principles in a contemporary business context. You’ll learn about the core functions of a business alongside specific HR themes such as recruitment, professional development, ethics and employment law.

The degree is structured to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of human resource management, while allowing you to choose from a range of options. You’ll be able to explore specialisms in areas like social media and global HR and study in a highly practical way through project management or work placement modules.

In the first year, you’ll study a number of general business management topics (marketing, data management, the global economic context for business) and receive an introduction to the basics of people management. This ensures you understand the role of HR within the larger function of a business, connecting staff management to the successful running of an organisation.

In the second year you will further develop your understanding of HR in a practical setting. You’ll learn about coordinating the HR function within a business as well as rewarding and incentivising staff, employment law, accounting for HR professionals and professional development. There are also a number of optional modules to choose from in the second year; you can opt to focus on information systems or social media and choose between a project management task and a work placement.

In the final year you will look at human resource management in an international context and develop additional skills in consultancy and corporate social responsibility that will be fantastic for your employability prospects and enable you to diversify as your career develops. The optional modules in the final year include entrepreneurship, employee engagement, global human resource management and a module in ‘Contemporary Developments’ that tracks historical changes in the relationship between employer and employee.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

Keystone: Personal and Professional Development (Core)

Global Business and Economic Context (Core)

Business Intelligence and Data Analysis (Core)

Foundations of Marketing (Core)

People and Organisations (Core)
Managing and Coordinating the HR Function (Core)

Resourcing and Talent Planning (Core)

Reward Management (Core)

Accounting and Finance for the HR Professional (Core)

Employment Law (Core)

Learning and Development (Core)

Human Resource Information Systems (Option)

Social Media in HRM (Option )

Project Management (Option)

Work Placement (Option)

Placement Year (Core for 4-year programme)
Using Information in Human Resources (Core)

Developing Responsible Professional Practice (Core)

Business and Ethical Issues in the Context of HR (Core)

Employee engagement & Employment Relations (Option)

Organisational Strategy & Design in International Context (Option)

How you'll be assessed

Assessment will be based on practical and vocational skills as well theoretical knowledge. As a result you will be assessed through a variety of methods, ensuring different aspects of your skill set are acknowledged and rewarded – these methods include; coursework, essays, examinations, industry-related practice, presentations, project work, practical reports, portfolio development and group work.

The variety of assessment techniques also ensures you are exposed to different ways of working that will be useful in your future career; keeping a portfolio and working on projects are natural ways of working in industry that will be encouraged during your studies.

Course Specification

How you'll learn

We use a huge range of teaching methods to ensure you develop new skills and techniques as well as the specialist HR knowledge you'll need in your career. We care about your employability, so our staff provide exceptional support throughout your degree.

Here are some of the ways you’ll learn throughout the course:

▪ Lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops.
▪ Role-plays: e.g. playing the role of employer/trade union in a mock negotiation. This may be filmed to enable you to reflect and receive feedback.
▪ Practical tasks: e.g. designing, delivering and evaluating some training, or writing a job description and person specification.
▪ Independent study, supported by our specialist business library and a selection of digital materials, handbooks, notes and other resources.
▪ Working in a team to share ideas and insights.
▪ Guest speakers representing a cross-section of business and HR expertise.

There’s also a fantastic opportunity to travel abroad, where you’ll work on a social enterprise project with fellow students from other countries. In previous years, our students have travelled to Bahrain, China, the United States and Thailand, to name a few.

You'll develop key skills in every module you take and we’ll also support you with the latest thinking from our business research centres.

 

Your future career

The course is ideal preparation for a career in HR – you will learn the specific, practical skills that employers need, while also learning about broader business topics that can be applied in a variety of roles and industries. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, demonstrating to employers that your knowledge of HR will be comprehensive and up-to-date.

You will also have the option of studying an entrepreneurship module that will be valuable for students who want to start their own businesses – our very own Knowledge Dock is an on-campus resource that can help you incubate your business ideas and secure funding.

Our location in east London gives us access to some of the most iconic, innovative and dynamic businesses in the world; from the established financial centre of Canary Wharf, to booming Stratford and the surrounding area known as the ‘Silicon Roundabout’. We host events, conferences and workshops at UEL in partnership with many of the businesses that are right on our doorstep and give students the opportunity to gather experience and contacts during their degree.

This business-led approach extends all the way through the course, with the opportunity to take a work placement module, learn from business leaders in the region, visit local organisations and network with professionals.

We place emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching, allowing you to develop a wide range of employability skills through experience and training. We also have a superb employability team that works with students to find placements, projects, graduate schemes and full-time employment, combining careers advice with practical training in interview technique and CV writing.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.

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