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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Human Resources Management (HRM) with Law degree aims to provide you with knowledge and understanding of law and the legal aspects of human resource management, human resource theories and their strategic applications to firms and organisations operating within a changing global environment. Through the use of a wide range of concepts, approaches and learning techniques the course intends to equip you with a range of personal and intellectual skills in preparation for a career in human resource management with additional legal knowledge to enhance your abilities within this chosen area of employment. You will acquire both people management and legally-focused skills which will be attractive to employers at a local, national and international level. You will gain the ability to act independently in planning and managing tasks using resources to retrieve and evaluate information; and to apply the findings of such work to the solution of human resource management and legal problems. Why choose this course?

  • Offers opportunity to develop systematic and detailed knowledge of work, employment and HRM regulations and practice
  • Develops HR professionals with skills and expertise important to engage employees and contribute to organisational success.

Modules

  • Academic Skills For Business (SHR008-1) Compulsory
  • Business Practice Explored (BSS005-1) Compulsory
  • Contract Law (LAW007-1) Compulsory
  • Foundations Of Business Communication (BBS003-1) Compulsory
  • Human Resource Management Foundations (SHR007-1) Compulsory
  • The Role Of Hr In The Digital Age (SHR009-1) Compulsory
  • Employment Law (LAW012-2) Compulsory
  • Employment Relations (SHR020-2) Compulsory
  • Immigration And Asylum Law (LAW020-2) Compulsory
  • Innovative Practice In Hrm And Hrd (SHR015-2) Compulsory
  • People Resourcing And Development (SHR016-2) Compulsory
  • Planning Careers And Employability (BSS030-2) Compulsory
  • Practice Weeks: Career Planning (BSS008-2) Compulsory
  • The Strategic Context Of Human Resource Management (SHR017-2) Compulsory
  • Company Law (LAW009-3) Compulsory
  • Developing Professional Human Resource Management Practice (SHR011-3) Compulsory
  • Dissertation In Human Resource Management (SHR012-3) Compulsory
  • HR Analytics And Data (SHR019-3) Compulsory
  • International Human Rights Law (LAW005-3) Compulsory
  • Management And Leadership (SHR017-3) Compulsory
  • Practice Weeks: The Future You (BSS023-3) Compulsory
  • Preparation For The Dissertation (BSS058-3) Compulsory
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Assessment method

In line with the Business School's commitment to practice-based education and to a learning experience which is active, reflective, collaborative and creative, a large part of the assessment will relate to the demonstration of your ability to do HRM in practice. We will want to see that you understand the theory and have developed critical thinking skills which help you evaluate the relevance of what you have learned. All of this comes together in being able to demonstrate rigorous Human Resource practice for an organisation. Methods of assessment vary according to the learning outcomes of a particular unit and the stage of the study. You will be assessed using a range of assessments during your studies. This will include a mixture of closed book examinations, coursework, reports, tests, posters, group work and presentations. To assess this range of integration of theory and skills into sound practice, we use a range of methods encompassing summative and formative assessments. You will encounter many different kinds, including the ones listed below, some of which are used in combination, and for example, a report might be required as an outcome of a time-limited assessment task.

  • Reports: you analyse a business problem and propose solutions.
  • Presentations: present proposals as if to your manager, to the board of a company or to a client.
  • Time-limited tasks: on a set day, you will be given a task which you will need to complete in a set time, such as 48 hours or five days.
  • Academic writing: used to demonstrate clear, critical thinking, you might be asked to write an essay or a short summary of a theoretical debate.
  • Appraisals: just as in business, you use appraisals to assess your own learning and to set your personal and academic development objectives.
  • Projects: these are assessed in a number of ways depending on the task defined by our business partner.
Typically, you will need to prepare an analysis, report or presentation which is suitable for the business partner and a longer piece of work which sets out the -behind the scenes' work which underpinned the output for business. It is in the longer work that we expect to see explicitly your application of theory and critical thinking which underpin good HRM practice. You will usually also prepare a project review.
  • Project reviews: you analyse and evaluate the way you worked on a project and set out how you would work more effectively on a similar task in future.
  • Exams: as well as conventional exams using set questions and case studies, exams can be the outcome of a group task. You might work on a large task together and then sit an exam to show your individual learning from the task.
  • Portfolio: you will plan and record your CPD activities using the CIPDs HR Profession Map as a guide to the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to develop to be ready to work in HR.
For all assignments, you will have an assignment brief which clearly sets out what is required and you will be given the criteria which your tutors will use to mark your work. Throughout the course, your learning will be supported using various methods of formative assessment and feedback which will take place both in-class and off-class activities. Informal formative feedback will be an ongoing feature of the unit and will be provided through class discussion, presentations, etc. You are encouraged to seek feedback and use it effectively. On-line activities such as discussion boards, videos, podcasts, etc. will also provide opportunities to obtain feedback and enhance your learning experience. This is to help students progress their studies and support their continuing development. You will receive feedback on all your assessments. Using this feedback is essential to improving your learning process and your grades on future assignments.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N605
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Human Resources Management with Law at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS