Human Resources Management

BSc single honours or in combination with another subject Human Resource Management 2016/17

A knowledge and understanding of managing people is important for anyone planning a career in management, and especially for those wanting to work as a human resource professional. Human Resource Management (HRM) can be studied as a single honours option or in combination with Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Psychology or Tourism.

The benefits of studying HRM at Canterbury Christ Church University include the opportunity to work on real business issues/case studies and develop knowledge and skills in a broad range of business subjects which impact directly on business performance and competitiveness.

The academic team delivering the programme have all worked as practitioners, hold membership of the professional body for HR specialists, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and bring a wealth of experience to student learning. As well as teaching, the team are also actively involved in research, knowledge exchange and cross-cultural teaching at institutions in other parts of Europe.

The Business School is a CIPD Approved Centre, delivering the post experience Advanced Diploma in HRM; studying HRM at undergraduate level provides students with a good foundation for their future professional studies and can open up opportunities to network with local employers.

All entrants to the Business School follow a common first year with other students on the Business Suite of Programmes studying a range of disciplines relevant to a career in business and management. This provides grounding in the principles of financial accounting, the challenges of managing organisations in the contemporary business environment, fundamentals of management and marketing.

In Year 2, students taking single honours HRM will study HRM, Employment Law, Employee Development, Employee Relations, Research Methods and Management and Leadership. Students taking this route will also have the option to choose from a professional work placement module, Project Management or Corporate Business Law. Students taking Human Resource Management within the combined programme will study HRM, Employee Development and Employee Relations plus Management and Leadership, and there is an option to take the Employment Law module.

In Year 3 students taking single honours HRM will study Reward and Resourcing, Strategic HRM, HRM Individual Study (Dissertation) and Strategic Management. Students will also have the option to choose from Service Management, Business Ethics or Knowledge Management modules. Students taking Human Resource Management within the combined programme will study Strategic Human Resource Management, Employee Reward and Resourcing and Strategic Management.

Students can go on to study professional Human Resource Management qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development or a postgraduate Masters degree, both of which are available study options at Canterbury Christ Church University Business School.

Successful graduates are equipped to enter a range of professional and business careers. Graduate employment has included accountancy, financial service, retailing, leisure management, marketing, human resource and public sector management.

If you are studying on a programme within the Business School, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry as an optional part of your degree. You spend the third year of a four year degree in a full-time, paid work placement with an employer. The University’s Career Development service, and the Business School, Professional Placements and Accreditations Manager will support you in finding suitable work placements and you will also receive tutorial support from an academic member of staff throughout the year. This is a very valuable opportunity. It contributes to your professional development by giving you experience of handling business and management issues in a real environment and adds to your employability prospects on graduation. You can register on the programme at the end of your first year.

Single Honours Modules

Year 1

Core:

  • People Management in the 21st Century
  • Contemporary Business Issues
  • Financial Accounting for Business
  • Marketing Principles & Practice
  • Economics
  • Applied Statistics for Business and Management

Year 2

Core:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Employee Development and Employee Relations
  • Employment Law
  • Research Methods
  • Management and Leadership

Choose one option from:

  • Work Based Learning in HRM
  • Project Management
  • Corporate and Business Law

Year 3

Core:

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Employee Reward and Resourcing
  • Strategic Management
  • HRM Dissertation

Choose two options from:

  • Service Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Knowledge Management

Combined Honours Modules

Year 1

Core:

  • People Management in the 21st Century
  • Economics
  • Contemporary Business Issues

Year 2

Core:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Employee Development and Employee Relations

Optional modules:

  • Employment Law
  • Plus a selection of modules from Business Studies or Marketing

Year 3

Core

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Employee Reward and Resourcing
  • Choose a selection of modules from Business Studies or Marketing.

Fees

The 2015/16 and 2016/17 annual tuition fees for this course are:

 UK/EUOverseas*
Full-time

£9,000**

£11,000

Full-time
(placement year or year abroad)

£1,350

UK/EU students who choose the full-time course with the Professional Placement Year as an option will be charged a UK/EU tuition fee of £1,350 during that year.

Price on application

Part-time

N/A

N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

UK/EU full-time tuition fees for this course are set in line with the current maximum regulated tuition fee levels permitted by the UK Government.

Overseas full-time tuition fees for this course may be subject to an annual inflationary increase in every year where the course lasts more than one year. 

*Overseas fee scholarships may be available for eligible students. For further information please contact fees@canterbury.ac.uk or the International Office: ipo@canterbury.ac.uk .

**Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2015/16 and 2016/17 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,000 in Year 0.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Our teaching supports students in reaching their potential in the course. We recognise the diversity of learning styles and techniques they will use and offer a variety of means through which they can engage with the subject: lectures, seminars, discussions; presentations, visiting speakers, digital materials; coursework and tutorials. We offer timely feedback from tutors. We also value the learning from students’ experiences with other work and organisations and support their reflections on their academic and personal development. We encourage them to develop skills relevant to life and work as well as for academic study. Typically, teaching takes place in face-to-face mode and in on-line environments and is informed by students’ feedback.

A broad range of assessment is included in students’ studies and may include report and essay writing, reflective and critical assignment and research activities, case study and individual and group studies. Examinations may be used to recognise end of module achievement, particularly where professional body accreditation is offered, and may involve unseen or open-book exercises.

Fact file

UCAS code

  • NA32 Human Resource Management

Length

  • 3 years (or 4 years with Professional Placement) full-time

Entry requirements

Location

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