University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Human Resource Management (With Professional Practice Year) (Accredited)

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Course summary

Models of work are constantly evolving, but one thing does not change – people still need to be recruited, trained, motivated and paid to meet the requirements of organisations. If your interests lie in the direction of effective people management, begin with a thorough grounding in business, before exploring the many aspects of HRM: professional practice, leadership and motivation, pay and reward, business systems, selection and recruitment, employee relations and employment law. Learn from expert tutors as you carry out practical projects that emulate working as a professional manager, and develop your practical experience with a year’s paid work placement in a HRM role. In your final year, study strategic HRM, examine real firms with a view to solving people problems, and carry out an independent research project.

Course details


Year 1; Business Pod, Human Resources Management Foundations Year 2; Employment Relations, Reward and Law, Innovative Practice in HRM and HRD, People Resourcing and Development, Practice Weeks: Career Planning, Project Management, Research Skills, Strategic Thinking, The Strategic Context of Human Resource Management Year 3, HRM Practice Portfolio, Developing Professional Human Resource Management Practice, Dissertation or Specialist Project in Human Resource Management, Practice Weeks: The Future You, Strategy and Creativity

Assessment method

In line with the Business School’s commitment to practical applied education, a large part of the assessment will relate to your 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. To assess this range of integration of theory and skills into sound practice, we use a range of methods including: Project work, reports, case studies (78%) Presentations, posters (9%) Formal exams (13%)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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.

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually.
Human Resource Management (With Professional Practice Year) (Accredited) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS