Sheffield Hallam University

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

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  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

  • 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.

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

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

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

In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

Applied learning
Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth 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

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
Year 1
Compulsory modules

Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20
Module: The Practice Of Business Credits: 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules

Module: Customers And Markets Credits: 20
Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20
Module: Hr: The Profession Credits: 20
Module: Understanding Enterprise And Creativity Credits: 20
Module: Understanding People Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Global Business Environment Credits: 20
Year 3
Compulsory modules

Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20
Module: Hr: Developing Capabilities Credits: 20
Module: Managing The Hr Function Credits: 20
Module: Resourcing And Talent Management Credits: 20
Module: Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future) Credits: 20
Elective modules

Module: Applied Financial Management Credits: 20
Module: Business In Practice Credits: 20
Module: Business Law Credits: 20
Module: Essential It Skills For Business Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Leading And Managing Teams Credits: 20
Module: Managing International Business Credits: 20
Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20
Module: Service And Retail Marketing Credits: 20

Assessment method

Coursework
Exams


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

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 64 points This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:

CC at A Level
MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits
P: 30 credits
Access to HE course in a science based subject. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. 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 at grade C or 4 or equivalent
Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

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

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/business-and-management/ba-honours-business-and-human-resource-management-with-foundation-year/full-time/2020

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 Score of 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.

Provider information

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Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB


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