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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

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

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


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year ††
International: £13,650 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 2020

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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

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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Howard Street
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Entry requirements

All students

Applicants normally need one of the following:

• a foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification in business, with an overall merit profile from year two modules. Your qualification should include relevant HRM-related content in year one and year two.

or

• 120 year one and 120 year two credits, with an overall mark of 55 per cent or above, from a relevant business degree or equivalent. Your qualification should include relevant HRM-related content in year one and year two.

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

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill. 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.

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: Research And Hr Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
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
Exam
Module: Contemporary Issues In Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
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 2020/21 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 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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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How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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