University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Human Resources

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Course summary

We have consulted widely with prospective employers on the content and design of this new programme to ensure that the skills students are learning are industry-standard. The course is designed for students to develop as versatile learners, and to graduate as Human Resources Management professionals. The first year of the course provides students with a grounding in a variety of business disciplines, which underpin later learning. In year two students begin to specialise in Human Resource Management with the module Managing People. In the final year the Human Resources Management specialty is completed by studying Responsible Recruitment and Employment Law, Employee Relations and a 30 credit Major Project on a Human Resources topic of the student’s choice. Teaching staff have strong professional profiles, and our close partnerships with local businesses allow us to draw on their expertise and resources for both input and assessment. Case studies will be used for the learner to apply higher level intellectual skills in their analysis and problem solving, and in some cases to justify and reflect upon their business decisions and strategies to a panel of academic and industry “experts” in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style scenario, or a group presentation made in the form of a pitch to senior management for a marketing campaign, for example. Students will be encouraged to be active learners whose knowledge and understanding is gained through a positive relationship with academic staff, who will act as mentors, rather than ‘lecturers’. The involvement of industry specialists will also be crucial, and again they will not be seen purely as ‘guest lecturers’, but as part of the university community. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Course details


You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Year one for full-time students (Level 4) Academic and Business Skills (15 credits) Insight into Economics (15 credits) Global Business Context (30 credits) Accounting and Finance Fundamentals (15 credits) Insight into Marketing (15 credits) People, Planet and Profits (15 credits) Human Resources in Context (15 credits) Year two for full-time students (Level 5) Research and Employability Skills (15 credits) International Trade Dynamics (15 credits) Management and Leadership Today (30 credits) Managing People (15 credits) Project Management Fundamentals (15 credits) Project Preparation (15 credits) Data Interpretation for Managers (15 credits) Final year for full-time students (Level 6) Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits) Modern Leadership Concepts (15 credits) Responsible Recruitment and Employment Law (15 credits) Marketing in the Digital Age (15 credits) Employee Engagement (15 credits) Research Skills (15 credits) Applied Strategic Management (15 credits) A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 38 additional hours per week during term-time.

Assessment method

Throughout the duration of your course you will be assessed by the following methods: Year one for full-time students (Level 4) 75% Coursework 10% Written Exams 15% Practical Exams Year two for full-time students (Level 5) 85% Coursework 15% Practical Exams Final year for full-time students (Level 6) 80% Coursework 20% Practical Exams We will provide, by the beginning of the first week of each semester, a current module guide with all the information you need for each module, including details of assessment tasks, the deadlines for these tasks, the required format and any relevant guidance. A formative assessment workshop is written into all module plans and usually take place in weeks 9 or 10 of the semester. Each course includes a summative feedback session where marked work is returned. Your final degree classification is calculated as an average of your highest 60 credits at Level 5 and all credits at Level 6. 70%+ First 60-69% 2:1 50-59% 2:2 40-49% Third

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeN270
Institution code P56
Campus nameUniversity Centre Peterborough
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently unable to recruit International Students. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points 72 UCAS points: A-levels BTEC Level 3 National Diploma Cambridge Technicals Level 3 IB Diploma Access to HE Students who do not qualify by any of these qualifications should call 01733 214466 or email [email protected] to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. You must have GCSEs English and Mathematics at grade C or above or grade 4 or above. We accept A-level General Studies and AS-levels when combined with other full qualifications.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will require IELTS score of 6.0 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill) or an equivalent English Language qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
BSc (Hons) Business Management with Human Resources at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS