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Year of Entry 2018/19
BA (Honours)

Business and Human Resource Management

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


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year) † 
International: £12,750 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
Placement available? Yes

Student satisfaction

This course scored 96% for overall satisfaction in the 2017 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.
  • This course scored 96% for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey.

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.


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

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 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 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.

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

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

City Campus

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

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City Campus map
Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Adsetts library
Adsetts library

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Entry requirements

UK students

Normally, five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above including English language and mathematics, plus one of the following

• 112 UCAS Points, including at least 64 points from two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National Qualifications. We accept AS levels and general studies.

Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.

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.

EU and 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.


Modules

The elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Customers And Markets Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 60%
40%
Module: Hr: The Profession Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Understanding Enterprise And Creativity Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Understanding People Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Global Business Environment Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Hr: Developing Capabilities Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing The Hr Function Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Resourcing And Talent Management Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future) Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Law Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Essential It Skills For Business Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Financial Management Applications Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Leading And Managing Teams Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing International Business Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Service And Retail Marketing Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Hr: The Reflective Practitioner Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Research And Hr Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Business Operations And Project Management Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Contemporary Issues In Marketing Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Financial Fluency For Decision Making Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Financial Performance Management Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Individual Customer Psychology Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing For Success Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing The Digital Enterprise Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 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 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 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Financial support for home/EU students

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)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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