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Business with Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

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3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich

Business and Law
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

Our successful 'Business with ...' programme introduces you to the world of business whilst allowing you to combine key business subjects with the study of an specialism pathway, in this case Human Resource Management. It offers the ultimate in flexibility for students eager to enter the world of business.

The first year includes an introduction to your chosen pathway. However if, during your studies, you become interested in another area, you simply swap (normally in the second year) to one of the other ‘minors’ or pathways (certain conditions may exist).

Business with ... recognises that students do not always know which programme they wish to study from the outset. As well as being highly flexible, this programme gives you the chance to explore unfamiliar areas of study before making your final choice of degree.

There is an opportunity to undertake a year long paid placement at the end of Year 2. Students will get full support from the Placements Office to obtain a placement to prepare them for final year studies and future employment.


The programme is delivered using a combination of lecture, seminar, workshops, open learning material via our e-Learning platform, and visiting speakers.

The programme involves both directed and independent learning. 

Directed learning includes a range of activates including pre-reading, preparation for seminar activity, preparing for presentations etc.  Guidance is given through each module’s Learning and Teaching Plan or through specific instruction related to a particular task.  During Independent Learning the student pursues areas of interest through a range of learning activities that include reading, reflection and research, in order to acquire deeper or broader knowledge of the subject area.


The assessment strategy provides a broad spectrum of approaches with the earlier years typically assessed by portfolio, assignment and exams, and the final year mainly by assignment. The programme is designed to ensure that first year students are not over burdened with exams. In particular the first year has been reassigned to facilitate this.


Graduates of this programme could expect to go on to careers in the HR or Personnel department of large organisations – public or private. However previous graduates have also worked in consultancy, marketing, health management, retailing  and many other areas of business including establishing successful small businesses.


City and Guilds
Successful completion of the placement year to City and Guilds standards allows the University to award the Licentiateship of City and Guilds (LCGI), a national qualification recognised by employers.

Advanced Entry
Applications are also invited from students with appropriate qualifications for advanced entry onto level 5 or 6 (year 2 or year 3) of the programme. Each application will be considered on an individual basis.


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