This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview People are a vital business asset — and getting the human side of business right leads to a competitive advantage in industry. Prepare for a successful career in human resources (HR). As a human resources manager you'll formulate policies that address modern workplace issues like flexible working, remote working and equality and diversity, and lead on strategies to recruit and retain the right workforce. HRM covers the strategic approach to the employment, development and wellbeing of people in business. On this degree you'll develop your understanding of human resources in the context of business, as well as discovering the core business disciplines that make organisations successful. You’ll apply your learning through real-world scenarios and learning projects, with opportunities including paid industry placements throughout your studies. If you take on a Business Consultancy Project you'll work on a live client project with a local business in your final year. By taking an industry placement year before or after your third year, you’ll graduate with a year of experience in the workplace as well as your degree. You'll graduate from this course with a head start in the job market, and be able to apply for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) — something that is often only available after postgraduate study. Course highlights
- Develop a holistic understanding of how businesses operate as you explore operations, business finance, marketing and data analysis alongside your human resource management modules
- Learn the human resource management skills you need in a post-Covid world, focusing on workforce retention and talent management, managing equality and diversity and developing creativity and business improvement
- Practise your skills by setting up recruitment campaigns and getting involved in simulated interviews, selection panels and employment tribunals
- Benefit from an active programme of specialist and industry talks and networking events
- HR executive
- learning and development coordinator
- human resources business partner
- HR and employment law consultant
- internal auditor
- project manager
- police officer
Year 1 Core modules in this year include:
- Business Accounting
- Business Operations and Systems Management
- Managing People in Organisations
- Marketing Principles and Practice
- Introduction to Human Resource Management
- Introduction to Business Analytics
- Human Resource Development
- Human Resources For the Professional
- Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
- People Resourcing and Talent Management
- Business and Law Undergraduate Work Placement Event
- Employability, Research and Professional Development
- Business and Employment Law
- Business Analysis and Decision Making
- Modern Foreign Language
- Contemporary Employment Relations
- Strategic and Comparative Human Resource Management
- Dissertation - Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
- Business Consultancy Project
- Cross Cultural Awareness For Business
- Discrimination and Conflict in Employment Law
- Business Improvement & Creativity
- Managing Equality & Diversity At Work
- Responsible and Sustainable Business
You’ll be assessed through: Individual and group coursework Examinations Online activities Presentations Your choice of independent research You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you're assessed will depend on the modules you select throughout your course. Here's an example from a previous academic year of how students on this course were typically assessed: Year 1 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework Year 2 students: 15% by written exams, 17% by practical exams and 68% by coursework Year 3 students: 27% by written exams and 73% by coursework
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Personnel and Development, Chartered Institute of
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 for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.
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English language requirements
|English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
|An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
|79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
|Cambridge English Advanced
|Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
|Cambridge English Proficiency
|Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
|Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
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Fees and funding
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