Human Resource Management
School - Salford Business School
Subject area - Business and Management
UCAS Code: N1N6 (three years), N1NP (four years with placement)
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
Four years full-time with placement year
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £13,320 per year
- Overall satisfaction with this course is 91% (source: NSS 2017)
- Develop important skills in high demand from major employers connected to recruitment, training, employee motivation and performance
- This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
- Overseas study available
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
In an increasingly knowledge-based economy, an organisation's success is dependent on the quality and performance of its employees. People need to be recruited, trained, developed, paid and motivated to perform effectively, and human resource specialists have the capabilities to make this happen.
On this course, you will learn information which is industry relevant and career-focused, and will be taught by tutors who are experts in their field. The Professional Development module in the second year helps you to develop the skills you need – presentation skills, networking, interview techniques etc – to move more easily into successful employment. The programme also offers a wide range of learning outside the classroom including the opportunity to shadow staff from the University’s HR department to get a better understanding of HR in the ‘real world’. Through the Study Abroad programme, you could choose to spend your second year studying on an international exchange with one of our global partner institutions in Europe, the US or the rest of the world.
You will have every opportunity to develop an exciting career as a human resource professional. In addition, you will gain a broad understanding of the basics of business which will prepare you for a wide range of managerial careers.
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and, on successful completion of your degree course, you will also be eligible to receive the CIPD Intermediate Level 5 Certificate which leads to associate membership of the Institute.
This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/business-foundation-year for details.
“My mum is a graduate of the University and she thoroughly recommended it because of the strong support and great facilities available. Both stood out when I attended an open day and Salford Business School really appealed to me. My studies at the University have been very interesting and the support from the teaching staff is great. My confidence and independence will really help me search for my ideal job. Looking to the future I’d like to move to Canada and apply for a job in the HR industry.”Danielle Drysdale, BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management
This course allows you to either specialise or follow an integrated route and the modular design gives you considerable choice.
Provides a foundation in business disciplines necessary to support the subjects studied in the second and final year. Students from a wide variety of education backgrounds are taught subjects to a common standard during this first year. This allows us to accept students without specific subject requirements.
The second year focus is on the management of business operations and functional areas; this will develop and deepen your understanding of the subjects in which you choose to specialise. You will take modules relating to core areas of management and continue to enhance your management skills as the course unfolds. You may also continue to study a language.
On completion of year 2 you may choose to undertake either a Paid placements, or study abroad for a year. If you choose to study abroad you will spend your academic year at one of our partner universities, enhancing your language skills and international business knowledge.
You may wish to study a range of modules covering a number of major management functions.
All business and management students study the same modules in the first year, after which you are given the flexibility to review and change your options depending on which subjects interest you the most. This approach gives you a vital foundation in key business disciplines to support the subjects you go on to study in your second and final years. It also means that all students achieve the same level of business and management knowledge at the end of their first year.
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In your second year, you will start to take specialist modules and build your knowledge in these areas. You also have the option to change your specialism and original choice of degree, or switch to any of the following degrees:
- BSc (Hons) Business and Financial Management
- BSc (Hons) Business and Management
- BSc (Hons) Business and Economics
- BSc (Hons) International Business
- BSc (Hons) Business Management with Sport
- BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management
- BSc (Hons) Marketing
- BSc (Hons) International Events Management
You can also choose to undertake a study exchange abroad for one semester or one year during your second year. We provide you with extensive support through workshops, personal guidance, tests and interview practice to help this opportunity become a reality.
Graduates with international experience are increasingly sought by employers because they gain highly valuable skill sets living and studying in a different country.
Salford Business School study abroad opportunities are available across Europe and the rest of the world – don’t miss out on this exciting chance to learn while exploring new places and making friends from all over the world!
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On completion of Year 2 you may choose to undertake a paid placement.
This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and over the last five years 90% of Salford Business undergraduates taking a one year placement secured a 2:1 or 1st class Honours degree.
We will help you find out about vacancies and make the right connections with high profile employers through regular events and presentations.
Here is just a small selection of the companies our students have enjoyed placements with so far: NatWest, Barclays and The Cooperative Bank; BP, Esso and Shell; IBM, Hewlett Packard and Compaq; Ford, Vauxhall, Jaguar and Nissan; Marks & Spencer, Selfridges and Sainsbury’s; Eli Lilly, Glaxo and ICI; Fujitsu, Marriott and Virgin.
You will learn about methods and techniques in recruitment, selection and talent identification, designing job descriptions and person specifications, internet recruitment and testing, and establishing reliability.
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Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.