UWE Bristol

BA Hons Business and Human Resource Management

Completing this course gets you an Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management from the CIPD. This tells future employers you have practical experience in the field.

Why study business and human resource management?

People are the most important asset in any organisation. It's increasingly important for businesses to understand and effectively manage their employees to succeed in a competitive, global economy.

There is always a need for graduates who can help organisations build and develop their workforce. 

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Business and Human Resource Management combines the study of people management with finance, marketing and strategy to give you a comprehensive understanding of how businesses function.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Completing this course will also get you an internationally recognised Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Learn about the role of managers and how people contribute to business success. Focus on the practices and issues associated with people management. Develop a solid foundation in business theory and explore the challenges facing modern businesses.

An optional work placement year, recent case studies, guest speakers and staff with extensive industry experience provides you with real-world HR know-how.

Our students value the research-led teaching and enterprising business community at UWE Bristol.

Where can it take me?

This broad degree brings opportunities across HR and business management. Our students have secured HR specialist roles in companies such as IBM, Hewlett Packard, Airbus and Caterpillar, and on HR graduate programmes in both the public and private sectors.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.


Career Prospects

Bristol is home to many multinationals, small to medium sized enterprises and charities, who value our course and provide diverse post-graduate opportunities to our students.

A broad understanding of business practice, crucial skills and a focus on HRM will give you a wide choice of careers.

Our students have secured specialist roles with multinationals such as IBM, Hewlett Packard, Airbus and Caterpillar, and HR graduate training programmes in both the public and private sectors.

Course Details

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after Year two.

Depending on which you choose, you'll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module.

Year 1

Introduction to Management
Understanding Business and Financial Information (BIM)
HRM and Leadership in Context
Understanding Organisations and People (BIM)
Understanding the Principles of Marketing (BIM)
Contemporary Business Issues
Business Decision Making for Management
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

Year 2

Managing People
Management Skills (Business and Management)
Accounting Information for Business (BIM)
Contemporary Employment Relations
Research Methods for Business
Equality Law and Diversity Management
Operations and Supply Management
Research in Human Resource Management and Leadership.

Placement year

Final Year

Critical Business Enquiry project or Applied Business Project or Business Project
Strategy and Human Resource Management
Human Resource Development and Knowledge Management
Managing Organisational Performance
International Human Resource Management.

One module from:
Work Integrated Learning
Cross Cultural Learning and Development
Placement Learning
Learning and Development on Study Year Abroad.

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