Models of work are constantly evolving, but one thing does not change – people still need to be recruited, trained, motivated and paid to meet the requirements of organisations.
If your interests lie in the direction of effective people management, begin with a thorough grounding in business, before exploring the many aspects of HRM: professional practice, leadership and motivation, pay and reward, business systems, selection and recruitment, employee relations and employment law.
Learn from expert tutors as you carry out practical projects that emulate working as a professional manager, and develop your practical experience with an optional year’s paid work placement in a HRM role.
In your final year, study strategic HRM, examine real firms with a view to solving people problems, and carry out an independent research project.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn from experts in their field, active within the CIPD and in both consultancy and research, as you combine academic knowledge, theory and practice
- Study a general business foundation, followed by areas such as human resource development; creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; international business; strategic management and practical HRM
- Develop your understanding of how HRM works with other business disciplines, enabling you to fit into numerous organisation types
- Gain an international outlook – our staff and students come from diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Explore opportunities for further postgraduate and professional study
- Challenge yourself with an optional (sandwich) year placement after your second year
- Benefit from excellent teaching and learning facilities, giving you practical and transferable business skills to take you into careers in the private sector, the public sector or in not-for-profit organisations, anywhere in the world
You will be equipped for starting a career as an HR professional with all the knowledge and experience to hit the ground running in an HR practitioner role within a variety of organisational contexts. Equally, your skills would enable you to excel in a range of more generalist people management roles.
Alternatively, you could decide that you wish to continue your studies in HRM by progressing to the Post Graduate Diploma in HRM, MSc International Human Resource Management or other business related degrees.