Aston University, Birmingham

Human Resources and Business Management Aston University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course description

Our-four-year BSc Human Resources and Business Management course, with an integrated placement year, examines the role of the individual in an organisation as well as aspects of organisational structure, culture and change that will prepare you for a successful career in HR.
As organisations change, grow, divide, develop and operate internationally it is key that an organisation understands its staff and culture as it is central to their performance and effectiveness. This course considers how people, processes and structures interrelate. It focuses on the crucial part played by individuals and groups in organisational processes, such as decision making, planning and managing new technology. The course enables you to develop an appreciation of the central importance of human resource strategies for organisations.

Human Resources and Business Management graduates are in demand from a wide range of organisations that are in need of managers who understand the human side of the business.

Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as Great Ormond Street Hospital, Mercer, Aston Martin and BMW in roles such as Medical HR Assistant, Talent Analyst, HR Consultant and Human Resource Management Co-ordinator.

Key course benefits

  • As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area

  • BSc Human Resources and Business Management is a specialised degree, giving graduates an Associate Fellow Membership at the CIPD on completion

  • BSc Human Resource Management (previous title) achieved 93% Overall Student Satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey

  • Five years after graduating, employed Aston business graduates earn an average of £35,900 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2018)

Course details

  • Year 1 - In your first year you will study a range of topics designed to give you a solid foundation and knowledge of management. You’ll consider the economic, financial, human and legal issues managers deal with, and the tools and techniques they use. You’ll be introduced to the key areas of business, as well as gaining a solid HR foundation. Subject areas include Skills for HRM and Introduction to Organisational Behaviour.

  • Year 2 - From your second year, you will begin to specialise in human resource management issues, and develop the theoretical knowledge to consider the ways in which people behave and contribute to organisations. Subject areas include Solving HR issues, Psychology and Work and Government and Society.

  • Year 3 – This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.

  • Year 4 – You will explore how organisations relate to their wider context from both a socio-psychological and socio-economic perspective. In particular you will examine how changes in the external environment (social, financial, competitive and legislative) relate to the processes of management. Subject areas include Strategic HRM, Employment Law for HRM and Employee Relations.

Course details

Modules

In the First Year, you will study a wide range of management related subjects, designed to ensure you have a broad foundation and knowledge of management. You will consider the economic, financial, human and legal issues managers deal with, and the tools and techniques they use. You will be introduced to the key areas of business as well as carrying out project work which will help draw together the subjects you have studied. For further information about the Common First Year please visit the programme webpage. In your Second Year you will concentrate on developing critical, vocational and analytical skills. The Third Year, or Placement Year, allows you to choose to work or undertake a study exchange to further your knowledge of your specialist areas. In your Final Year you will examine how changes in the external environment impact upon management.


How to apply

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 code N600
Institution code A80
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - BCC BBB: Standard offer

BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B

BCC: Contextual offer (Please see this webpage for more details - https ://www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaI­offer)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points 5,5,5 in 3 Higher Level subjects

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course.

Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,600 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity ** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.

Provider information

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Aston University, Birmingham
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

0121 204 3000