University of Derby

Human Resource Management (Joint Honours) University of Derby Degree level: Undergraduate


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Human Resource Management (Joint Honours)

Study HRM with another subject to find a career path that’s right for you. Your range of skills will show employers that you’re flexible and resourceful, with solid knowledge of business and HR.

Two subjects, one degree

A Joint Honours degree adds variety and interest to your studies. Studying Human Resource Management Joint Honours helps you to keep your career options open and marks you out as a versatile graduate with a broad portfolio of skills. You can combine Human Resource Management Joint Honours with a wide range of subjects at Derby – the full list can be found in the subject options below. Please ensure you add the second subject you wish to combine with Human Resource Management in the further details section when adding your choice in apply.

Why choose this course?

You will gain a thorough understanding of the effective management of people, and build your understanding of the latest developments in HRM and all the key policies, procedures and practices. By combining HRM with another subject, you will also be able to broaden your knowledge further still and direct your studies to the professional roles which most excite you.

Is this course for you?

A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. Highly skilled human resource managers are valuable in any organisation. This course enables you to combine HRM with one of many relevant subjects, opening the doors to a wealth of career opportunities.

How you will learn

You will learn through a vibrant mix of lecture formats, expert speakers, group work and discussions, workshops, interaction with real businesses, case study analysis and computer lab work.

Opportunities and experiences

Benefit from work-related learning, employer-led projects and live case studies. Draw on our links with prominent employers as well as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and if you wish - choose to take a placement year or internship to broaden your professional experience

Careers and employability

Studying Human Resource Management as a Joint Honours subject prepares you for a range of graduate careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Our graduates have gone on to work with leading companies operating in the HR field such as Hays Recruitment and talent management specialists EMBS. They have also taken up roles with international companies, SMEs and local authorities.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Biology
  • Business Enterprise
  • Business Management
  • Child and Family Health and Wellbeing
  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • Criminology
  • Dance & Movement Studies
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Education Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Property Development
  • Psychology
  • Publishing
  • Sociology
  • Sport & Exercise Studies
  • Theatre
  • Zoology

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 J3HR
Institution code D39
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 120 - 128 points For joint honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer
Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma or equivalent L3 qualifications including any specific subjects for your chosen combination. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,045 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.

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University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

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