12 months
14600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This BA (Hons) Human Resource Management course at the University of Plymouth enables you to gain an in-depth practical understanding of the role of human resource management (HRM) in today's businesses, which sets you apart in the world of graduate employment. 

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The BA (Hons) Human Resource Management course at the University of Plymouth  involves extensive involvement from guest speakers, as well as a range of practical activities, role play and case studies, enabling you to apply your knowledge of HR to real-life scenarios.

You’ll be taught by staff that have a considerable depth of human resource management experience from large employers such as the NHS and have undertaken research for professional bodies such as CIPD and ACAS. You will also be supported in your study by subject tutors and receive individual support for your academic and personal development from your personal tutor. You will acquire improved competences that will significantly enhance your employability in an HR role.

Key Features:

  • Benefit from the extensive use of guest speakers. This enhances the practitioner and practical focus elements of the programme and brings an added dimension of current practice and organisational issues directly to the classroom.
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and graduate with Associate Membership of the CIPD. We place significant emphasis on the employability and skills development in the area of human resource management to help students develop as a professional.
  • Our staff underpin their teaching with a range of scholarly activities and work based professional practice and consultancy. Staff have undertaken research for the CIPD, ACAS and large employers providing students with an excellent quality of teaching and awareness of current issues in organisations. 
  • Undertake a range of practical activities to enhance the application of your learning to HR and managerial roles in an organisational context; this will include role play and case study activities. Evaluate actions and performance to enhance self-management, and devise plans to enhance personal and career development.

Careers with this subject:

Undertaking a degree in human resource management will deepen your understanding around recruiting, motivating, enhancing and supporting people within the context of the workplace. You will develop a number of skills attractive to potential employers including: effective communication and interpersonal skills, time management, research and analytical skills and an awareness and sensitivity to the diversity of people and cultures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Contemporary HRM 
  •  Human Resource Management in a Global Context 
  •  Equality and Diversity in the Modern Organisation 
  •  Employment Relationship Management 
  •  Researching for Business 
  •  Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Final Year Students 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should possess a commensurate Level 5 business qualification and satisfy Plymouth Business School IELTS requirements which are IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent English qualification (with a minimum of 5.5 in listening, reading, speaking and writing). Applicants with IELTS of 5.5 or 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) may also be offered a place subject to satisfactory completion of an eight or twelve week English language summer school at Plymouth University.
  • Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on their merits.
  • University procedures and policies with effect to APEL, APCL and DS will be complied with.
  • We welcome applicants with international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time (Home) £770per 10 credits

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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