Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business and Management (Human Resource Management) - Professional Placement Year

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Course summary

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This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year. BA (Hons) Business and Management (Human Resource Management) at Bath Spa University is an innovative course offering specialism in Human Resource Management, (HRM). You’ll develop core skills needed to excel in all kinds of businesses and experience exceptional learning environments. You’ll be supported by academic staff with business experience who will assist you along the way.

  • Develop as a person to achieve your potential through learning about HRM and how it works.
  • Have the flexibility to choose modules that you’re interested in.
  • Bring in modules from areas outside of your course, such as Sustainability or Marketing.
More about the Professional Placement Year A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 will give you a broad understanding of today’s business environment, from organisational operation, economic thinking, to the importance of data in business. You’ll cover topics such as Organisations and the Business Environment; Economics and Globalisation; and Managing Data. In Year 2 you’ll take your skills forward and focus on the inner workings of businesses, use techniques to solve problems and develop the skills that employers look for. You will learn to form opinions on how businesses manage challenges, you’ll work on projects and use business techniques to solve problems. Finally, Year 3 will see you undertake an in-depth business research project in HRM, work with fellow students on a HR related project set by an employer as well as having the chance to plan a business by yourself or with fellow students. Again, you’ll choose other topics that excite you from events management to organisational strategy. Please refer to our website for further information.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that will test your business knowledge and management skills. These could include presentations, work related projects, group-work, computer based simulations, podcasts, examinations, essays, videos and business reports.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
12C7
Institution code:
B20
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Unistats information

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91%
Student satisfaction
79%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
87%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business and Management (Human Resource Management) - Professional Placement Year at Bath Spa University - UCAS