University of Plymouth

Human Resource Management University of Plymouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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Do you want to enhance your knowledge and gain an in depth practical understanding of the role of human resource management? This one year top up course will set you apart in the world of graduate employment and give you the opportunity to meet industry experts, take part in practical activities, role plays and case studies that enable you to apply your knowledge to real life scenarios. Tailor your degree to match your interests, enhancing your employability options upon completion.

You’ll be taught by staff that have a considerable depth of human resource management experience from large employers such as the NHS and have undertaken research for professional bodies such as CIPD and ACAS. You will also be supported in your study by subject tutors and receive individual support for your academic and personal development from your personal tutor. You will acquire improved competences that will significantly enhance your employability in an HR role.

  • Gain a well rounded academic experience, through the provision of a mixture of taught modules and independent learning.

  • Benefit from the extensive use of guest speakers. This enhances the practitioner and practical focus elements of the programme and brings an added dimension of current practice and recognised issues directly to the classroom.

  • Be taught by staff that have a considerable depth of human resource management experience from large employers such as the NHS and have undertaken research for professional bodies such as CIPD and ACAS.

  • Undertake a range of practical activities to enhance the application of your learning to HR and managerial roles in an organisational context; this will include role play and case study activities.

  • Choose and utilise a range of skills and techniques relevant to the management of people, including recruitment, selection, reward and retention.

  • Focus on enterprise and sustainability in human resource management and organisational practice.

Course details

Modules

Semester 1 - All students study a core module in human resource management, and then choose two optional modules from the choice of: international and comparative human resource management, organisational leadership or managing change. Upon successful completion of the first semester you can then go on to opt for either route 1 or route 2 for your second semester. The course is split into two routes, depending on your specialism, with a mixture of core and optional modules common to both routes. This structure allows you to tailor your degree to match your interests, enhancing your employability options upon completion.

Semester 2 (Route 1): There is only one core module this semester- the final project, which is in the form of a management report and will be a culmination of all the skills you have acquired during semester 1. You then have one optional module to study in addition to the project, either equality and diversity in the workplace or women in business.

Semester 2 (Route 2): This semester is comprised of three core modules: current issues in management, equality and diversity in the workplace and women in business. This route is better suited to those who do not wish to complete a research project. If you are an international student this would be our recommended route.

Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Personnel and Development, Chartered Institute of

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 N604
Institution code P60
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

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Final year top-up please refer directly to institution on 01752 585858 or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

Final year top-up please refer directly to institution on 01752 585858 or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With 5.5 in all elements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,800 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Full and part time fees shown are per annum. * Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change. * For all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

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University of Plymouth
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Plymouth
PL4 8AA


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