Human Resource Management BA (Hons)
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
4 years sandwichBusiness and Law
Northumberland Building, Newcastle City Campus
At the centre of any organisation lies its people - and as a result, a career in Human Resource Management can be an immensely fulfilling career for the student interested in the 'people' aspects of a business.
On this programme, not only do you get a thorough grounding in the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding required in this challenging yet highly rewarding field, you also get the chance to develop reflective practices and critical thinking - essential attributes for the effective manager equipped to handle change.
Students are encouraged to reflect on their own performance and, with the support of academic staff and colleagues, take the first steps in managing their career as an HR professional. Normally all students will join the professional body, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
The third year of the programme is spent on a work placement. This provides vital experience that lays a strong foundation for the final year of the programme, and enhances job prospects. A dedicated placement unit manages and co-ordinates the placements with partners that have included Peugeot, IBM, Marks and Spencer, and the Post Office. The placement element is accredited by the City and Guilds.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars,computer-based workshops, open learning materials, and visiting speakers and includes directed and independent learning to acquire deeper or broader knowledge of the subject area.
You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways, including the production of business reports, presentations, portfolios and exams. You may also use computerised business simulations in some instances. Many assessments are based on real-life case studies and business scenarios, ensuring they are an authentic and relevant representation of how businesses work. In the final year you will undertake a major in-depth piece of work on a topic of your choice.
Employment prospects are very good and there are a large range of employers offering careers in Human Resource Management across all sectors including Sage UK, Royal Mail and the NHS.
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 such as Lloyds TSB.
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