Undergraduate Available in Clearing

BA Business Management with Human Resource Management

Learn how to manage and develop people for future business success.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Typical offer

N/A

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UCAS code

N600

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Start date

Course overview

The most important resource for any business is its people. So the human resource management (HRM) expertise you’ll gain here will be valued anywhere in the world. We’ll train you how to employ, engage and lead people – preparing for your own career in management.

We focus on applying what you learn to real business situations – through projects, case studies and industry collaborations. In fact, you’ll work on projects with local companies right from your first year.

We’ve also got specialist HRM modules covering subjects like employee relations, learning and development, and the organisational context of HRM.

Plus, you’ll have even more opportunities than ever before to make connections that will help you in your future career, from our many links with industry, as well as meeting with like-minded entrepreneurs, organisations and corporate partners in our recently enhanced Business Lounge.

We're ranked 1st in the UK for Learning Resources**, thanks to resources like the Business School's industry-standard facilities like the Bloomberg and Executive Education suites. Or you could help SMEs with their challenges via our Business Clinic and take part in live business projects. Studying at Hull University Business School gives you a unique learning experience and places you as part of an exclusive club.

Six reasons to study Business Management with Human Resource Management at Hull

  1. Access facilities like our vibrant Business Lounge
  2. 94.9% graduate employability rating*
  3. AACSB and CIPD accredited
  4. Study abroad for a year, a semester or a summer
  5. 1st in the UK for learning resources**
  6. Fantastic placement opportunities

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

  • Compulsory

    Accounting and Finance

    Delve into topics such as financing decisions, cost behaviour, cost-volume-profit analysis, absorption costing, variance analysis and budgeting.

    Developing Self & Others

    Assessing your human skills and developing good habits is central to your professional development. This module allows you to gain a better understanding of what is needed from the wider business perspective and apply theories of positive habit development in practice. 

    Business Ecosystems and Environmental Analysis

    Advance your analytical skills and understanding of macro- and micro- influencing shapers of business enviroments and ecosystems, and apply them to real-world business challenges. 

    Marketing

    Marketing is an exciting, dynamic, and creative environment to work in. It places brands in the consumers' mind and shapes their decisions. Marketing is a critical management function that is essential to business success. This module allows you to work with an organisation on a live marketing project based on a real-life challenge. 

    Operations, Supply Chain and Business Practices

    Explore how businesses develop their operations management and supply chain practice. You'll learn the techniques to understand, analyse and evaluate the complexities in today's organisations.

    World Economy

    Study the changing world economy, developing insights into issues related to international trade, international finance, regional groupings and climate change.

Second year modules

  • Compulsory

    Organisational Management

    Explore approaches to organisational management and integrate theory and practice. You'll consider the knowledge, interest, and abilities of different groups, some having a need (customers), others having an answer (product/service creators), or having the resources (investors and suppliers) that can be used to provide a solution to the customers' needs. 

    Procurement and Supply Management

    Learn how procurement ensures the effective supply of the materials that businesses need. Addressing negotiation, contracts, expediting, receiving goods and managing capacity, you'll learn core skills that are essential to a broad variety of organisations. 

    Responsible Business in Society

    The influence large organisations have to both postively contribute to, or potentially harm society, can be greater than the power of states. You'll reflect on challenges to business practice looking at issues such as corporate social responsibility, globalisation, sustainable development and climate change, and human rights and exploitation. 

    Managing and Innovating in the 4IR

    Data and technology is disrupting every party of the economy and our lives. This modile links to the four components of industrial strategy identified by the UK government - artificial intelligence, ageing society, clean growth, and mobility. 

    The Organisational and Environmental Context of HRM

    Develop an understanding of how organisational and environmental context informs human resource management in terms of its design, organisation, leadership, ethics and practice.

    Learning and Development

    Critically evaluate the theories, different practices, and role that learning and development plays in delivering, influencing and achieving organisational success.

Year abroad modules

You spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. It's an outstanding opportunity to broaden your horizons in a different culture and environment, learn new skills and develop valuable international contacts while continuing your studies.

Placement year modules

Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt.

Just like in the real world, you’ll be responsible for finding and applying for opportunities, with the added benefit of help and support from university services.

The Centre for Professional Success is a dedicated team within the faculty who provide tailored support to students who are seeking a placement or internship.   You'll also benefit from the University's Careers and Employability service based in Student Central.   

Final year modules

  • Compulsory

    Business Strategies

    Working on a simulated consulting project, you'll explore the complexity, uncertainty, and diversity of contemporary environments and their influences on strategy making. You'll also consider the notions of creativity, stakeholder expectations and sustainable competitive advantage. 

    Research and Consultancy Skills

    On this module, you'll develop a critical understanding of the research process within the field of business and management research. You'll evaluate a range of literature and data needed to solve a specific research problem. 

    International Business

    Focus on the core concepts and practical applications of cross-border business activities. You'll explore the controversies and complexities surrounding international business issues.

    Employee Relations and Engagement

    Explore the strategies adopted by employers to manage their employees. You'll study how potential commonalities and conflicts are understood and managed in the workplace.

    Critical Concepts in HRM

    Develop a critical appreciation of the core theoretical ideas and assumptions underpinning human resource management (HRM) policy and the pursuit of best practice within organisations.

  • Choose one

    Individual Research Project

    Engage in an academic study of a particular topic that is of interest to you over a sustained time, with elements of original work. You'll develop an advanced ability to locate, extract, analyse and interpret data from multiple sources. 

    Consultancy Project

    Building on the Research and Consultancy Skills module, this project allows you to put the theory into practice. Working in a small team, you'll work on a real-world project for a locally-based business. 

    Problem-Solving for Complex Systems

    Learn to evaluate complex problems – taking into account multiple dimensions and stakeholder perspectives – to anticipate consequences and improve decision-making under uncertain context, where decisions are not straight-forward. 

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

Entry requirements

Typical offer

  • A level grades N/A

  • BTEC grades N/A

  • Points required N/A

Work out your estimated points

Don't meet our requirements?

We offer a Foundation Year to boost your skills and knowledge – it’s a great way to make your way into higher education.

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Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with minimum of 15 credit at distinction and 15 credits at merit.

Worried you don’t quite meet our entry requirements?

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

If you have any questions, our admissions team will be happy to help.

Don't meet our requirements?

We offer a Foundation Year to boost your skills and knowledge – it’s a great way to make your way into higher education.

Switch to the foundation year

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

UK

£9,250 per year*

EU/International

£15,400 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan of up to £9,706 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of our website.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Human resources officer
  • Office manager
  • Training and development officer
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Management consultant
  • Business adviser

A vast range of employment possibilities are open to our graduates, from exciting opportunities with global organisations - particularly in the field of human resources - to starting your own business.

As well as in HR, positions secured include working as advertising managers, events coordinators, financial administrators and retail managers.

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A place where we stand up to kings, do deals with the world and take a wrecking ball to the slave trade. A place where culture stands out and the phone boxes are a different colour. A place where we're free-thinking, independent and proud of it.

*Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within 15 months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2018/19, published by HESA July 2021.

**National Student Survey (NSS) 2022, HEIs only

†The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development: our graduates are eligible to apply to become Chartered Members