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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Business and Human Resource Management with Foundation Year

Gain a degree in business and human resource management, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? A059
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
  • Learn and understand the strategic role HR plays in organisations.
  • Develop a sound knowledge of business and management functions.
  • Increase your employability by gaining exceptional transferable HR and management skills.

Study how organisations can succeed through the effective management of people on this career-focused course. You learn a broad range of core business skills and gain specialist knowledge of human resource management and the HR profession.

Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

Our diverse teaching team consists of award winning lecturers and research-driven academics that have a range of real-world HR, management and research experience which they use to ensure this course is practice driven.

You learn through:

  • lectures and seminars
  • work placements
  • self-directed study
  • Simulations

In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

Course leaders and tutors

Claire Taylor
Claire Taylor

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at Sheffield Business School

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Our current students have gained placements in fantastic global and local organisations such as VW, Aston Martin, Land Rover Jaguar, Bosch, Ronseal, Stanley Tools, Black and Decker, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, Telefonica, BT, GSK, Johnson and Johnson and PWC.

You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

Networking opportunities

We run a student society called the HR Network which is run by students, for students. Each year there will be a variety of HR social and networking events for students, alumni and industry professionals from companies such as Channel 4, Disney and Cruz Campo.

You will meet lecturers who are industry, commerce and skilled HR professionals, enabling you to gain access to a wide range of HR practitioners and specialist development, HR research and consultancy skills. We have a good relationship with the local and national branch of CIPD and we frequently host guest speakers.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • human resources
  • business
  • management
  • public relations
  • marketing

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:

  • CC at A Level
  • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

• Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Practice Of Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Customers And Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Hr: The Profession Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding Enterprise And Creativity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding People Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Business Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Finance For Business Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Hr: Developing Capabilities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing The Hr Function Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Resourcing And Talent Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Financial Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Business Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Essential It Skills For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leading And Managing Teams Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Service And Retail Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Developing People And Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Hr: The Reflective Practitioner Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research And Hr Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business Operations And Project Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Issues In Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Customer Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Fluency For Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Financial Performance Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing For Success Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing The Digital Enterprise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Business, management and enterprise courses (PDF)

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