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
Regardless of the sector an organisation operates in, individuals that can get the most out of its employees, whilst protecting it from non-compliance, are highly sought after. As well as being accredited by CIPD, our Human Resource Management programme is designed around its national framework. This means that the modules you undertake have been developed to reflect industry best practice and the current needs of employers.
The lecturers who deliver our Human Resource Management programme have a wealth of academic and professional expertise. Throughout the course, you’ll benefit from their support, experience and industry connections.
At Salford Business School, we make industry relevance a priority. So, as well as gaining the knowledge required for a successful career in business, you’ll develop the professional skills to help you make an impact in those all-important interviews.
Read current student Hatty Ruddick's Made in Salford blog about studying BSc Human Resource Management, her journey to Salford and her experiences as a Salford Business School rep.
This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/business-foundation-year for details.
"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
The Human Resource Management programme will begin by improving your knowledge and understanding of key business concepts. You’ll build upon this foundation by specialising with modules that suit your interests or the direction in which you hope to steer your career.
A real-world focus is present in all modules and at all stages of the programme. With a project-based assessment which involves solving a real organisational issue, recurrent use of international case studies and the opportunity to take part in a paid work placement, you will graduate prepared to enter a high-level career.
In your final year of study, you will have the opportunity to work on a real-life organisational HR issue. Through the initiative, you will work on a brief provided by Salford City Council and present your proposal to a joint University and council panel. Students with the most compelling proposals can even go on to secure a year-long work placement with Salford City Council.
This innovative module has been nominated for the Course and Curriculum Design award in the 2018 Guardian University Awards. One participant commented “It was thanks to this module that I gained a much better understanding of what employers are looking for and where I stand in comparison to that from the marks and feedback received… This proves to me I do have the experience and competencies sought after by employers. Realising this has really boosted my confidence.”
All of our BSc students can apply for a one year professional placement, which takes place between your second and last years of study.
This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and over the last five years, 90% of Salford Business School 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.
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.