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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Business and Human Resource Management

Learn how to employ, engage and develop people as you prepare for your career in management.


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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? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? NN16
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Student satisfaction

This course scored 95% for overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • 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.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.

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.

Student View

Watch student James Taylor talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Claire Taylor talk about this course.


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

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

Course leaders and tutors

Claire Taylor
Claire Taylor

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

Applied learning

This course prepares you for future career readiness. This includes working with national and/or local organisations at every level of your course to aid the development of your employability, personal graduate attributes and digital skills.

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third 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 & Decker, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Telefonica, BT, GSK, Johnson & Johnson and PWC.

You may also have the opportunity to study and work abroad and gain hands-on experience of the education environment – with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available to support costs for overseas study.

Networking opportunities

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

You’ll meet lecturers who are skilled industry and commerce HR professionals, enabling you to access 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 the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and we frequently host guest speakers.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

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

Accreditation

This course is fully approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and upon successful completion students can gain associate (Assoc.) level of professional membership. This course is mapped to the CIPD level 5 Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

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.

City Campus

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

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Howard Street
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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

GCSE

  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

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

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. 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: 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 2

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 3

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: Leadership In Contemporary Organisations 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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