UWE Bristol

BA Hons Business and Human Resource Management Top Up

Top up your existing qualifications to an honours degree. This top-up degree is equivalent to the final year of undergraduate study and is aimed at students who have previously completed a relevant qualification, such as a Higher National Diploma or equivalent.

Why study business and human resource management (HRM)?

People are the most important asset in any organisation. It's increasingly important for businesses to understand and manage their employees effectively, to succeed in a competitive, global economy. So there is always a need for graduates who can help organisations build and develop their workforce. 

Why UWE Bristol?

Our BA(Hons) Business and Human Resource Management top-up course combines the study of people management with finance, marketing and strategy, to give you a comprehensive understanding of how businesses function. On successful completion you will be awarded a full BA(Hons) degree.

This one-year course is particularly relevant if you're looking to build your skills in effective people management, either to support a career in HRM or management more widely, or as a basis for setting up your own business.

You'll learn about the role of managers and how people contribute to business success. Focusing on the practices and issues associated with people management, you'll also develop a solid foundation in business theory and explore the challenges facing modern businesses.

Recent case studies, guest speakers and staff with extensive industry experience will provide 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

  • 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.

You should hold an HND or Foundation Degree (or equivalent), or have successfully completed a course which is equivalent to the first two years of a UK honours degree (240 credit points (120 ECTS credits)) in a related subject.

Career Prospects

Bristol is home to many multinationals, small to medium sized enterprises and charities, who value our course and provide diverse postgraduate 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

Enterprise Project or Business Project and Business Project in Theory
Academic and Professional Development
Strategy and Human Resource Management
Managing Organisational Performance
Human Resource Development and Knowledge Management
International Human Resource Management.

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