• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

You'll learn the skills you'll need to take on roles that attract and retain the right people, in the right place, at the right time.

In your first year, you'll build business and commercial understanding, underpinning your HR practice. You'll focus on HRM topics in years 2 and 3, with the option to explore specialist areas such as inclusion and diversity, employment law, performance management, and HRM in the global workplace.

Between years 2 and 3, you can enhance your career prospects further by completing a year-long industry placement or studying abroad.

Studying this degree could lead you onto a varied career, where you’ll be a highly valued team member in HR, recruitment or training. You can apply for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) when you complete the course.

This degree shares a common first year with several other business courses, which, gives you the flexibility to transfer to another course if you develop an interest in a different subject area.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn the theory and techniques of effective people management
  • Practise your skills by setting up recruitment campaigns and getting involved in simulated interviews, selection panels and employment tribunals
  • Apply your learning to case studies and scenarios similar to what you'll encounter in your career
  • Develop an understanding of employment law and other specialist topics that match your interests and career goals
  • Get to grips with professional skills sought after in all areas of business, including critical thinking, presentation, research and teamworking skills
  • Be taught by a mix of HRM practitioners and academic researchers
  • You can also:

    • Apply your knowledge in the workplace on a year-long work placement, boosting your employability prospects after the course
    • Study abroad through our links with overseas universities, immersing yourself in a different culture
    • Learn a language while you earn credit towards your degree as part of the University's IWLP programme

Work experience and career planning

To help you secure a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course to develop your skills and build links in the industry. 

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies and develop your abilities.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Practical sessions
  • Group discussions

Teaching staff include academics and researchers who contribute to CIPD papers and textbooks used on HR courses.

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • Individual and group coursework
  • Examinations
  • Online activities
  • Presentations
  • Your choice of independent research

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

Many organisations have a human resources team responsible for attracting and recruiting the right people and managing and developing them throughout their time in the workplace.

Armed with a Business and HRM degree and CIPD Associate Member status, you'll be sought after by organisations that want skilled and knowledgable staff on their human resources team, or working in similar areas like Human Resource Development (HRD).

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Programme Accreditation System (EPAS).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Human Resources for the Professional
  • Human Resource Development
  • Contemporary Employment Relations
  • Business and Employment Law
  • Employability, Research and Professional Development
  • Strategic and Comparative Human Resource Management
  • People Resourcing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • 112-128 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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