Why choose our BSc (Hons) Human Resources with Management 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.
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.
- 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
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.
Applicants will normally be 18 years of age* on registration and hold one of the following (or international equivalents):
Equivalent or lower qualifications**, ELQ, including: HNC/HND, Certificate of Higher Education, BSc/BA etc. can be considered and are subject to University of Plymouth approval.
If you are not a UK passport holder, or a UK passport holder born outside of the UK and not born in a country that appears on the published list, you may need to complete an English language test, such as the in-house GSM London English Language Proficiency Test or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All of our programmes are taught in English. Once you submit your application to GSM London the Admissions team will assess it. Should your application be successful and if an English Language Test is required it will appear as a condition of offer.
You will need an IELTS score of 6.0, 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing) or equivalent qualification.
Further details on English Language requirements are provided here.
*Candidates who are under 18 on registration will need to review and abide by our policy on under 18’s: Young or Vulnerable Applicants
**For further details on Equivalent or lower qualifications, ELQ, please click here.
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:
- Evidence of previous qualifications (if requested by Admissions)
- A fully completed and up to date CV
- Minimum one year of good work experience
- A verifiable work reference
- Academic interview (if required)
- Written essay (if required)
In such cases, the Admissions assessor 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 listed above may be 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.
2 years, £8,000 per year (£16,000 total cost)
2 years, £8,000 per year, plus Foundation Year, £6,000 (£22,000 total cost)
3 years, £6,000 per year (£18,000 total cost)
3 years, £6,000 per year, plus Foundation Year, £6,000 (£24,000 total cost)
2 years, £12,750 per year (£25,500 total cost)
2 years, £12,750 per year, plus Foundation Year, £8,500 (£34,000 total cost)
3 years, £8,500 per year (£25,500 total cost)
3 years, £8,500 per year, plus Foundation Year, £8,500 (£34,000 total cost)
How to apply direct to GSM London
For details on how to apply direct to GSM London see our online pre-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
- One written reference from an employer or place of study
- A copy of your passport
Apply through UCAS
You can apply through UCAS by visiting the www.UCAS.com
UCAS Code Information
Institution Code Name: GSM London
Institution Code: G74
- Two year accelerated N2N6
- Two year extended (with Foundation Year) NN26
- Three year NNF6
- Three year extended (with Foundation Year) NFN6
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