Human Resource Management University of Bradford


If you have an interest in effective people management, and have aspirations to work in either a large or small organisation, this course will help to unlock your potential. It covers all disciplines required for you to become a modern Human Resources manager. You will study the complex nature of people management and regulation, learning the value of being able to handle employees well in the modern working environment. You will study a variety of topics within Human Resources from leadership and motivation, to employee relations and recruitment, offering you the chance to develop a systematic and detailed knowledge of work, employment and HR regulations and practice.

You will study human resource management topics in the broader context of business and management, enabling you to fit into any organisation and be an adaptable HR professional. We will introduce you to practical techniques and tools, where you will gain good communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork skills through group work and team-building activities, preparing you for the world of work. Our academics combine academic knowledge, theory and practice providing you with examples that can be applied to a range of modern organisational contexts. All our lecturers have had experience within the field and they will impart their knowledge to you, teaching you how Human Resource Management plays an essential role in achieving the strategic goals of an organisation.

Our graduates are highly employable, entering into careers within Human Resources, recruitment and general management roles. Among the organisations to have recently employed our graduates are Asda, Horton Housing and even the University of Bradford.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Year one – all core modules: Business Economics, Foundations of Marketing, Introduction to Accounting, Operations and Information Systems Management, People, Work and Organisations, Quantitative Methods in Information Management, Student Self-Development.

Year two - Business Law (core) Employability and Enterprise Skills (core) Employee Relations (core) Organisational Analysis (core) Organisational Design (core) The Transformation of Work (core) Business Information Systems (option) Capital Markets, Investment and Finance (option) Company Law and Administration(option) Consumer Behaviour (option) Econometrics and Business Forecasting (option) Economics of Industry (option) Financial Accounting (option) Financial Management (option) Fundamentals of Decision Support (option) Integrated Marketing Communications (option) Management Accounting (option) Management of Service Operations (option) Marketing Management and Strategy (option) Marketing Research (option) Principles of Personal Finance (option) Resource Planning for Operations (option)

Year three - Human Resource Development (core) Human Resource Management (core) International and Comparative Employment Relations (core) Organisational Change (core) Applied Strategic Management (option) Auditing (option) Brand Management (option) Contemporary Issues in Accounting (option) Corporate Marketing (option) Corporate Reporting (option) Creativity and Innovation (option) Creativity in Marketing (option) Electronic Commerce (option) Enterprise and Innovation in Practice (option) Ethics in Business and Society (option) European Employment Policy (option) Global Business Environment (option) International Accounting(option) International Business Strategy (option) International Finance (option) International Marketing (option) Managing Business in Europe (option) Marketing and Entrepreneurship (option) Personal Financial Planning (option) Portfolio Investment Management (option) Retail Marketing (option) Services Marketing (option) Strategic Information Systems (option) Sustainable Operations Management (option) Taxation (option) The Financial Services Sector and its Environment (option) Understanding Strategic Management (option) World Class Operations (option). Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Management will do its best to accommodate these.

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners.

Assessments involve a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester, the first-year assessments aim to measure your progress and the assessments that count towards the classification of your degree are held in the second and final years.

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 B56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points 112 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
A level BBC 80 points from 2 full A levels
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma As UCAS tariff
Scottish Higher As UCAS tariff
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 Higher Level subjects

Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.
(Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).

The University welcomes applicants from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.

English language requirements for International and EU applicants:

The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,320 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.