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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Business and Human Resource Management (1 year top-up)

Course in clearing
Full-time Business and management

Develop valuable HR expertise and top up your existing qualifications to full honours level.

Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on 0330 024 6390 from 10am on Tuesday 27 August or apply online.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? N1N6
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Convert your Foundation, HND or academic credits into a full honours degree
  • Attain desirable qualifications on a course with strong links to business and the world of HR
  • Apply your theoretical skills in wide-ranging practical projects and exercises
  • Learn with award winning HR practitioners and industry experts
  • Graduate with the academic grounding and real-world expertise needed for a worthwhile HR position

This course allows you to top up your existing qualifications while gaining valuable and sought-after expertise in HR. You'll benefit from expert tutelage and useful industry connections, and graduate ready for a rewarding career in human resources or business.

How you learn

This course is based around the final year of the main Business and Human Resource Management degree. It emphasises the real-world application of business and HR theory, and is designed alongside industry partners, students and professional associations to create employable graduates. Along with learning the core principles of HR management, you'll also develop an understanding of traditional operational management and business concepts.

You learn through

  • research-focussed project reports
  • lectures and seminars
  • formal presentations to peers, academics and business clients.
  • reflective practitioner tasks
  • developing technical skills by developing digital and social media platforms
  • essays and assignments

Course leaders and tutors

Claire Taylor
Claire Taylor

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

Applied learning

Live projects

Throughout your year of study, you'll undertake numerous live projects that will provide valuable real-world experience. These include formal presentations to members of the business community, as well as to peers and academics. There are also project reports and research on real HR scenarios, and a range of other practice-based tasks.

Networking opportunities

Through wide-ranging live projects, links to the local business community and to our alumni, there will be numerous networking opportunities throughout your studies.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • HR administration
  • HR advice
  • business development
  • sales and lettings
  • recruitment
  • consultation
  • communications
  • academia
  • teaching
  • administration

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • NHS
  • British Transport Police
  • IRIS Software
  • Newton Fallowell Ltd
  • Telefonica (O2)
  • Contechs Ltd

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Entry requirements

All students

A foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification in business or 240 credits with a mark of 55 percent or above in business. Qualification must include relevant human resource management modules.

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'.


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing People And Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Hr: The Reflective Practitioner 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
Module: Customer Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Performance Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing For Success Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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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 and management courses (PDF)

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