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Human Resource Management (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Hatfield, United Kingdom
Human resources (HR) typically focuses on the management of people within an organisation, and this Human Resource Management (Hons) course, offered by University of Hertfordshire, gives you the skills and knowledge for a successful career in this important area.
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You’ll study topics that fundamentally underpin HR management, including legal issues, economics, people resourcing, accounting and marketing. You’ll then move on to specialist modules such as organisational psychology, employment relations, individual employment law, ethics, contemporary HRD and performance management. Once you’ve completed the Human Resource Management (Hons) course, offered by University of Hertfordshire, you can apply for associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Why choose this course?

  • Study for your degree at one of the UK’s leading business-facing university.
  • Become a knowledgeable, highly skilled human resources professional.
  • Take modules created in consultation with employers, focused on the skills they really need.
  • Choose to learn a new language, take a year-long work placement or study abroad for a year.
  • Graduate with associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD).

What job can I get?

Our graduates have gone on to roles such as HR administrator, HR graduate trainee, HR manager and personnel officer with companies including Arcadia, Europcar, Marks and Spencer and Royal Mail. The course also gives you the skills to work in industrial relations, equal opportunities, training and development, and general management. Around 95% of our graduates have gone on to work or further study within six months of finishing this course. Students also consider an MA Human Resource Management upon starting their career.


Our BA Human Resource Management is accredited by the highly respected Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), so you can be confident it’s giving you the high-quality skills today’s employers are looking for. Once you graduate, you can become an associate member of the CIPD, able to access its professional networks and resources.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can apply between 25 February and early July.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Sandwich, 4 Years

    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses  include:

  • Principles of Marketing 
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management 
  • Work and Organisations 
  • Economics for Business 
  • HRM Practice and Society
  • Introduction to Business Operations


Ms Sue DebenhamProgramme Leader, Senior Lecturer

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • 72 - 168 UCAS points. 
  • Standard IB offer ie 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above.
  • GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 (C) or above.
  • ‘All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 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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Part time:

  • UK/EU Students: £1155 per 15 credits
  • International Students: £1625 per 15 credits

Living costs for Hatfield

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


There is a range of financial support available for UK and EU students. The financial support available to you depends on various different factors such as whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, where you live and whether you want to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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