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Course summary

Build the knowledge and specialist expertise to work in HR management, including recruitment, development and training, with our Human Resource Management degree in ARU Peterborough. Human resource management is all about understanding people and organisations: a critically important agenda in the aftermath of the global pandemic. We’ll cover employee wellbeing and resilience and explore new approaches for optimising organisational performance. It is recognised that the people within an organisation, when they are working in the right culture and structure, provide a powerful competitive edge in a world where the emphasis tends to focus on products, marketing, and pricing. Organisational health can provide a business with the capability to outperform its competitors and stand out in the market. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of organisational types, objectives, and managerial and strategic approaches – and of course, you’ll learn about key HRM concepts and grapple with some common challenges in managing human resources, including the legal context in which HRM professionals work. Above all, you’ll acquire the skills to analyse and solve problems, the attitude and ability to succeed as a HRM professional and a keen awareness and appreciation of the considerations involved in managing people. When you start your BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management degree, you’ll explore the world of business in general, exploring the global business environment, financial management, digital business and marketing, and employment law. You’ll then start to specialise in specific areas. For Human Resource Management students, this means learning to work effectively with stakeholders; and becoming skilled at addressing human resource-related issues in large and smaller organisations. One of the benefits of studying at ARU Peterborough is the opportunity to build strong networks with local employers, and work on real-world business challenges. Throughout the course you’ll find there’s an emphasis on developing important transferable skills and knowledge. You’ll learn about the environment in which businesses operate, including the economic, technological, demographic, ethical, legal, political socio-cultural and cross-cultural aspects. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to apply your knowledge and skills in the workplace as an HR professional in a variety of roles.


Year 1: Core modules Literacies in Higher Education Introduction to Business and Law Extended Project Into ARU Year 2: Core modules Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management Digital Business and Principles of Marketing Global Business Environment and International Strategy Organisational Behaviour Introduction to Business Contracts and the Law Year 3: Core modules HRM for Organisational Performance Ruskin Module (15 credits) Using Business Information in HR Practice Project Management Entrepreneurial Practice Year 4: Core modules Global HRM Practice Reward Management Leadership in a Digital World Employment Law and Relations Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment method

All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned, and to make sure you’re developing the abilities and skills you need to complete the course. You can expect an interesting mix of coursework and activity-based assignments. The assessments could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and group or individual reports.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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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
Human Resource Management [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS