At Leicester, our human resource management courses will transform your outlook on how society’s resources are managed by engaging with our world-leading academic knowledge and carefully-designed modules. You will be among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with facilities exclusive to our School of Business students.
If you are fascinated by the relationship between employers and employees then our Human Resource Management BA is for you. We will expose you to the realities of the managerial experience in both the public and private sectors, and the relevance of theory for the solution of management problems. You will to combine your studies of management with a specialist focus on organisational studies. This allows you to acquire a wide range of critical and analytical skills, along with a range of communication and team-working skills, which will be directly transferable to the workplace whatever career you choose to follow.
You will gain a comprehensive grounding in the functions of management and its role in successfully managing people and organisations. This is underpinned by critical analysis of the organisational context in which managers and employees work.
All our lives at work are shaped by the cultural, legal and economic factors of labour markets and this course will prepare you to engage with these issues in critical and practical ways. You will be inspired to question the ethical and social responsibilities of the organisations that affect all our lives whether as customers, employees or citizens.
We are accredited by, and are an approved provider of CIPD qualifications, the professional body for HR and people development. In addition all of our business and management degrees are dual accredited with ILM, the UK's leading Leadership and Management Awarding Organisation. This means you can gain ILM's Level 4 Award in Leadership and Management subject to passing the relevant modules.
The first year of this degree is shared with the following degrees:
Business and Management BA (renamed from Management Studies BA for 2021/22 onward) Marketing BA
This means that you will have the option to switch to any of our other business management BA degrees at the end of your first year. Our courses will provide you with an in-depth understanding of contemporary management techniques, and will allow you to develop the skills to become an effective and socially responsible manager in local and global arenas, whether in public, private or third sector organisations and enterprises.
A/AS-levels: ABB. All subjects accepted. Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level.
EPQ with A-levels: BBB EPQ at grade B
GCSE: Mathematics and English Language at grade C (4).
Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points overall with a minimum of grade 4 in SL Maths, grade 3 in HL Maths or grade 5 in SL Maths Studies/Application and Interpretation if not held at GCSE.
BTEC Nationals: Full Diploma with DDM, Diploma in Business preferred.
Other national and international qualifications considered. If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for the International Foundation Year – Economics and Management run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.
Second year entry may be possible with suitable qualifications.
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.
Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School of Business.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Your first year is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the study of managerial practices and their related functions, such as human resource management and marketing, as well as an appreciation of the broader context in which these activities take place in society.
Introduction to Management
Business Finance and Reporting
Business, Economy and Society
Managing Human Resources
Managing Digital Technologies
Principles of Marketing
Enterprise in Practice
Choose one option module from the following:
Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
The Future of Work
Consumers, Brands and Digital Marketing
First year modules are shared with the following degrees: Business and Management BA and Marketing BA. There is flexibility to switch between these degrees at the end of your first year.
Your second year will provide you with advanced learning in human resources, training and development at work, and contemporary approaches to diversity in human resource management practice. You will also have the opportunity to engage in applied study through a live consultancy challenge.
Human Resource Management
Workplace Learning and HRM
Globalisation and Skills
Labour Market Trends and Debates
Developing HR Practitioner Skills
Diversity in Organisations
Employment Relations in the Global Economy
Power at Work
Strategic Human Resource Management
Big Data and People Analytics in HR
Employment Law for HR Practitioners
Plus either Dissertation (Human Resource Management) or Dissertation (Human Resource Management)
Year Abroad or Year in Industry (optional)
On a ULSB course you have the option of spending your third year gaining work experience on an industry placement or studying abroad at one of our partner institutions. Alternatively you can continue studying and complete your degree in three years.
UK and EU Students
Starting in 2021
The University of Leicester has made the decision to keep fees for EU students at the same level as UK student fees for this year, despite this no longer being a UK Government requirement. £9,250 in your first year. Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years
Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year
Year in Industry: your fee will be 15% of the full-time tuition fee that applies in that year If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.
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