University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Business and Human Resources

University of Hertfordshire

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resources

Why choose this course?

  • Study the issues and trends in employment, both nationally and internationally.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in industrial relations, training and development, within a trade union, or in the field of equal opportunities.
  • Learn with staff that all have active research profiles giving this course a distinctive edge.

What's the course about?

Indicative course structure

We’ve combined this dynamic discipline with core business studies, creating a dual-focus degree that opens all sorts of high-level career opportunities. This course gives you an in-depth understanding of today’s businesses and the HR world. Students can explore organisational psychology, learn about employment law and key areas of HR including employment relations, human resource development and performance management and reward.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTEC

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and Mathematics

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.

Course Details

Alongside traditional teaching methods of lectures, seminars and tutorials, we operate a web-based student support system called StudyNet where you can expect to find a range of material and communications about every module.

The teaching method for most modules on the course is a one hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar. Typically, a new topic will be introduced in each lecture. The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss and obtain feedback on the topic introduced in the previous week's lecture. Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examination. Coursework may take a variety of forms and could be individual or group work.

Year 1

Principles of marketing
Introduction to human resource management
Work and organisations
Economics for business
People and organisations

Optional modules
Introduction to business operations
Information systems for business
Financial analysis techniques
International environment of business
Mandarin route A - 4a
Mandarin route A - 4b
French route C - 4a
French route C - 4b
French route A - 4a
French route A - 4b
French route B - 4a
French route B - 4b
German route C - 4a
German route C - 4b
German route A - 4a
German route A - 4b
German route B - 4a
German route B - 4b
Japanese route A - 4a
Japanese route A - 4b
Spanish route C - 4a
Spanish route C - 4b
Spanish route A - 4a
Spanish route A - 4b
Spanish route B - 4a
Spanish route B - 4b
Japanese route B-4a
Japanese route B-4b

Year 2

Performance management and reward
Organisational psychology
Business and enterprise contexts
Information systems for HRM
Enhancing employability in human resource management
Employment law
Optional modules
Exploring business ethics
Cross-cultural management

Year 3

Employment relations
International human resource management
Industry practice for human resource professionals
Contemporary developments in HRD
Diversity and equality at work

Optional modules
Dissertation - human resources
Creative problem solving for managers
Research methods
Leadership and organisations
Business strategy
Contemporary issues in ethics, business and sustainability

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