Sheffield Hallam University

Business and Human Resource Management Sheffield Hallam University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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  • Learn and understand the strategic role HR plays in organisations.

  • Develop a sound knowledge of business and management functions.

  • Increase your employability by gaining exceptional transferable HR and management skills.

  • Have the opportunity to study abroad — with Erasmus funding available for European placements.

Study how organisations can succeed through the effective management of people on this career-focused course. You learn a broad range of core business skills and gain specialist knowledge of human resource management and the HR profession.

How you learn

Our diverse teaching team consists of award winning lecturers and research-driven academics that have a range of real-world HR, management and research experience which they use to ensure this course is practice driven.

You learn through:

  • lectures and seminars

  • work placements

  • self-directed study

  • simulations

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Applied learning
Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Our current students have gained placements in fantastic global and local organisations such as VW, Aston Martin, Land Rover Jaguar, Bosch, Ronseal, Stanley Tools, Black and Decker, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, Telefonica, BT, GSK, Johnson and Johnson and PWC.

You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.

Networking opportunities

We run a student society called the HR Network which is run by students, for students. Each year there will be a variety of HR social and networking events for students, alumni and industry professionals from companies such as Channel 4, Disney and Cruz Campo.

You will meet lecturers who are industry, commerce and skilled HR professionals, enabling you to gain access to a wide range of HR practitioners and specialist development, HR research and consultancy skills. We have a good relationship with the local and national branch of CIPD and we frequently host guest speakers.

Course details


The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Customers And Markets 20 credits
Data Analysis For Business Decisions 20 credits
Hr: The Profession 20 credits
Understanding Enterprise And Creativity 20 credits
Understanding People 20 credits
Elective modules
Foreign Language 20 credits
Global Business Environment 20 credits
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making 20 credits
Hr: Developing Capabilities 20 credits
Managing The Hr Function 20 credits
Resourcing And Talent Management 20 credits
Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future) 20 credits
Elective modules
Business In Practice 20 credits
Business Law 20 credits
Essential It Skills For Business 20 credits
Foreign Language 20 credits
Leading And Managing Teams 20 credits
Managing International Business 20 credits
Planning Your Own Business 20 credits
Service And Retail Marketing 20 credits
Year 3
Compulsory modules
Placement Year -
Final year
Compulsory modules
Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law 20 credits
Developing People And Organisations 20 credits
Hr: The Reflective Practitioner 20 credits
Research And Hr 20 credits
Elective modules
Business In The European Economy 20 credits
Business Operations And Project Management 20 credits
Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change 20 credits
Contemporary Issues In International Business 20 credits
Contemporary Issues In Marketing 20 credits
Customer Psychology 20 credits
Financial Performance Management 20 credits
Foreign Language 20 credits
Leadership In Contemporary Organisations 20 credits
Managing For Success 20 credits
Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges 20 credits

Assessment method

  • Coursework

Professional bodies

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  • Personnel and Development, Chartered Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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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 This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

BBC at A Level
DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English language or literature at grade C or 4
Maths at grade D or 3

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,650 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

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Provider information

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Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
S1 1WB

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