BSc (Hons) Human Resources with Management

Degree awarded by the University of Plymouth

  • Hear from our Head of Department for Human Resources with Management: - Marcia Hazzard

Why choose GSM London?

  • Degrees awarded by University of Plymouth
  • Foundation Year makes study accessible
  • Fast track 2 year study option

Next start date

June 2018

Intakes

February, June, October

Study options

3 years, 2 years
Weekdays*

Location

Greenwich, Greenford**

*All courses and modes are subject to minimum numbers to run at each campus

**This degree programme is not running in June at our Greenford Campus


Overview:

Looking to pursue a career in HR, one of the UK’s most dynamic and rewarding professions? Make sure your CV stands out from the crowd, with a degree in Human Resources with Management from GSM London.

  • Hear from our Head of Department for Human Resources with Management: - Marcia Hazzard

Why choose this degree?

Leading global companies are well aware of how to manage their employees and stakeholders effectively to increase organisational performance and gain competitive advantage. This degree gives you the knowledge and understanding of how organisations work and how business acumen is gained:

  • Foundations of the course mapped to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Development of portfolio to apply for CIPD membership
  • Gain skills in HR, talent management and recruitment and resourcing
  • An insight into global HR
  • Live and work-based projects and understanding of work environments
  • Mock assessment centres in collaboration with the Careers team
  • Map your strengths into a personal action plan 

Where will this degree take me?

This degree will help you to get into the field of Human Resources Management. You will be able to identify and formulate appropriate business solutions, with particular emphasis on increasing human resource capacity. These skills are a core requirement for any employer. You can work in roles such as HR, recruitment consultation, database administration and information systems management.

What will I learn?

The programme is designed to enhance self-reflection and personal development. The three stages of the programme are designed to facilitate increasingly challenging learning techniques as students’ progress.

  • At stage zero: embarking on the Foundation course will be the stepping stone towards achieving the degree in which your strengths can be realised. The first semester is the same for all students however in the second semester a choice of two further elective modules will be chosen to prepare for the degree you will be commencing.
  • At stage one: students will focus on the principles and fundamentals of core management and have an opportunity to define the role of HRM within organisations.
  • At stage two: students focus on using their knowledge of HR and organisations to build their skills capacity and to model the required professional behaviours as HR practitioners.
  • At stage three: students critically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of various models of HR practice that contribute to driving organisational performance.

Modules

To read more about each module for this programme click here 

Please see the module specification for further details; note that the specification represents the latest modules and may be subject to change.

Foundation year:

  • Semester 1 English for academic purposes, Numeracy 1, Introduction to Computer Skills, Effectiveness in the Business World
  • Semester 2 English for Academic Purposes 2, Numeracy 2 Elective Modules (choose two) Understanding Accounting and Finance, Understanding Human Resources Management, Understanding Law, Understanding Management, Understanding Marketing and Events, Understanding Mathematics in Economic Environment’s, Understanding Oil and Gas, Understanding Technology, Understanding Travel and Tourism      

Three and two-year degrees:

  • Semester 1: Academic Skills, Marketing and Communications, and Management and Organisations
  • Semester 2: Professional Skills, Introduction to Human Resource Management, and Financial and Economic Literacy for Managers
  • Semester 3: Employment Law for Human Resources, Emploability Skills, Employee Talent and People Resourcing, and Elective modules (Choose One) International HRM Practice or HR Data and Information Systems
  • Semester 4: Project/Placement Design and Implementation, and Evaluation and Reflection (Work Based/Related Learning)
  • Semester 5: Emerging Themes, Leadership, Strategy and Change in Human Resources, Employee Engagement and Relations, and Elective modules (Choose One) Research Methods or Research and the Professional
  • Semester 6: Learning and Development, Equity and Diversity, and Elective modules (any mix) Capstone Project (Dissertation/Consultancy Project/Work Based Learning) or Project and RIsk Management, and Stakeholder and Community Engagement

Programme specification

Please see the programme specification for further details on this programme; note that the specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be 18 years of age* on registration and hold one of the following (or international equivalents):

  • 2 A Levels (A*-E, 32 UCAS points);  New UCAS entry tariff for 2017 explained
  • GSM London’s Foundation Year programme (with a minimum of 120 credits);
  • Equivalent qualifications (subject to University of Plymouth approval) including: BTEC National Certificate/Diploma, Advanced Level Diploma, HNC/D, Access to HE, International Baccalaureate, Irish/Scottish Highers/Advanced

 

If English is not your first language you will be required to provide proof of fluency prior to the start of the programme, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification. 

Further details on English Language requirements are provided here.

 

*Candidates who are under 18 on registration will need to review our policy on under 18’s: Young or Vulnerable Applicants

 

Non-standard entry:

If you do not meet the standard entry requirements, listed above, you may be able to be considered on your individual merits via our non-standard entry process.

To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate/pass:

  • A fully completed and up to date CV
  • Evidence of at least 1 year of full-time work experience
  • signed and stamped work reference
  • Interview
  • Academic interview (if required)
  • Written essay (if required)

 

In such cases, the Admissions Team must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to follow the programme successfully.

 

Candidates who do not meet the requirements as listed above maybe able to apply for our Foundation Year programme

On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will gain direct entry on to this degree programme.

 

Accreditation of prior learning:

Partial exemptions from an undergraduate programme may be obtained in accordance with the Academic Regulations dependent on the compatibility of previous study. Each case is considered on its own merit and will be, subject to the approval by University of Plymouth.

You may be required to provide an academic reference and/or personal statement.

We will not normally consider APL’s older than 3 years unless the applicant has a recent experiential learning.

Please see Advanced Standing and Exemptions Based on Recognition of Other Learning for further details.

Fees

Tuition fees 

UK/EU

Full-time:

  • 2 years, £8,000 per year
  • 3 years, £6,000 per year

International

Full-time:

  • 2 years, £12,750 per year
  • 3 years, £8,500 per year

 

For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated degree programme. Degrees at GSM London are designated each year by the Department for Education. We have made an application for this degree programme to also be designated for the 2018-19 academic year. Visit www.hefce.ac.uk/reg/desig/cdforstudents/ for more information.

Apply direct to GSM London

You can apply directly to GSM London by completing our online application form.

Applications can also be submitted in person at one of our campuses: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.You can do this by booking a meeting with a course advisor.

You'll need to include the following documents with your application form:

  • Originals of your qualifications
  • Your CV/Resume
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • A document to verify your address see table of acceptable evidence below

Table of address evidence:

Mortgage statement

UK or EEA

Issued in last 12 months

Bank or building society statement

UK and Channel Islands or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter

UK

Issued in last 3 months

Credit card statement

UK or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Financial statement, eg pension or endowment

UK

Issued in last 12 months

P45 or P60 statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Council Tax statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Work permit or visa

UK

Valid up to expiry date

Utility bill

UK - not mobile telephone bill

Issued in last 3 months

Benefit statement, eg Child Benefit, Pension

UK

Issued in last 3 months

Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, eg from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 3 months

Programmes will run subject to minimum number of enrolments.

Apply through UCAS

You can also apply through UCAS (undergraduates only) by contacting our Course Advisors on 0208 516 7856 and quoting your 10-digit UCAS ID number and details of your chosen programme. We may be able to process your application over the phone. Alternatively, you can visit the UCAS website here to register and apply.

UCAS Code Information

Greenwich School of Management (GSM London)

Institution Code Name: GSM London

Institution Code: G74

Programme Codes:

  • Two-year accelerated, N2N6
  • Two-year extended (includes Year Zero), NN26
  • Three-year, NNF6
  • Three-year extended (includes Year Zero), NFN6

Programmes will run subject to minimum number of enrolments.

Registration and enrolment

Once we receive your fully completed application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application. If successful, we will issue you an offer letter detailing programme cost and duration.  

If you choose to accept the offer you will need to return the acceptance form to the Admissions Team and agree and sign the Terms and conditions (standard student contract).  Once you have accepted your place you will be offered an induction date to commence your studies.  This will be detailed in your acceptance letter.


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