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Wolverhampton Business School

Business and Human Resource Management with Sandwich placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

This course provides you with a contemporary business education that offers a solid foundation for success in a business career or in human resource management.

This course provides you with a contemporary business education that offers a solid foundation for success in a business career or in human resource management.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code NN20
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich
  • Course Length Sandwich (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

This course provides you with a contemporary business education that offers a solid foundation for success in a business career or in human resource management. The course is designed for students who want to embark on a study of human resource management together with the broader business subject to develop analytical and evaluation skills that can be applied to international real-world situations. The vocational aspects of the course are underpinned by current and future developments in industry and commerce. The course prepares you for a professional career in business with an inclination towards human resource management by developing knowledge and understanding of business disciplines, encouraging critical investigation in business related topics and developing independent personal development skills.

The course recognises that people management is a key force for successful economic growth and thus the course emphasises the development of knowledge and understanding of a range of people management and business practices and the ability to apply them effectively in an innovative manner.

The course provides an interdisciplinary approach to global citizenship and will help you develop your own understandings of complex and contested notions in the business environment. You will also develop digital literacy through the use of applications software used by contemporary organisations and gain understanding of managerial systems and their impact upon organisations. Digital Literacy skills are also developed through the engagement with the ‘e’ aspects of the learning process through the process of engagement with ‘e’ materials, tasks, personal development planning and collaborative learning.

The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop Digital Literacy skills through the use of applications software used by contemporary organisations. Additionally, students will gain understanding of managerial systems and their impact upon organisations.  Digital Literacy skills are also developed through the engagement with the ‘e’ aspects of the learning process through the process of engagement with ‘e’ materials, tasks, Personal Development Planning and collaborative learning.

What happens on the course?

On a sandwich course, your third year will be a supervised placement. This gives you the opportunity to apply and develop the knowledge and skills you have gained in the first two years of your course, before you move on to your final year.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The course is designed to prepare you for career opportunities generally in business or in a variety of people management related areas including training & people development, resourcing organisations, reward practice and personnel strategy.

The course will provide the underpinning for postgraduate study in business or management such as an MA Management or MA Human Resource Management leading to full membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Enhancing your employment and career prospects

Studying with the Business School gives you a head start in your career through offering:
 
Internships - You can choose to gain valuable work experience through taking an internship (sandwich placement) as part of your programme of study.  Full support in preparing and securing internships is provided through our dedicated support team.  
 
Study abroad - You can choose to undertake one semester or a full year study abroad at one of our EU partners, as part of your programme of study.  
 
Working with real managers - We find many opportunities for you to work with practising managers, from company projects, guest lectures and site visits through to short internships or full year long sandwich placements. 
 
Developing real business skills - Studying at Wolverhampton will allow you to develop the skills businesses demand including IT, project management, team working and leadership.
 
Careers support and guidance - You will be able to gain an Employability Award.  Having developed your CV and enhanced your interview skills you will be able to undertake a short internship to prepare yourself to gain employment on graduation.
 
Volunteering - You can gain valuable employability skills through volunteering.  Opportunities exist for you to work with voluntary organisations.
 
Starting your own business - Not only will you develop the business acumen necessary to start and manage your own business but on-going support is available both during your studies and on graduation to help you make a success of your business start-up.
 
Management mentors - You will have the opportunity to be mentored by a senior manager from the region through our Institute of Directors mentoring scheme or alumni.

A supportive professional study environment

Your learning experience at the Business School will be enhanced by:
 
Tutors who know about business - The tutors on this programme will have had experience as practicing managers, have worked with business in an advisory capacity or will be researching business and management in order that what you learn is current, leading edge thinking which has real relevance to the world of business.
 
A friendly and supportive environment - We are known for the support we provide to our students.  Whether pastoral or study advice your personal tutor and course leader are there to give you the support you need, when you need it.
 
Blended learning - The School has developed a blended learning approach where lecture and tutorial activities are supported by online learning to become a seamless learning experience both in and outside of the classroom.
 
Flexibility - The programme offered gives you flexibility over your study options as you progress and develop, whether this is choosing to study abroad or take an internship or being able to move between the courses we offer.
 
Professional body informed programmes - The school has strong professional body links and these are used to inform the curriculum to ensure they reflect the latest professional thinking and standards and to maximise the exemptions and accreditation you will gain alongside studying your programme.
 
Internationalisation - Our international student and staff body and a curriculum underpinned by internationalisation will enable you to learn how to operate in a global business environment.

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Critically assess and evaluate organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate
  2. Apply skills relevant to a career in business and management
  3. Appraise relevant knowledge and understanding to demonstrate a flexible and enquiring intellectual stance that contributes to lifelong learning and personal development
  4. Apply a range of contemporary and appropriate technologies in a global context.
  5. Examine and debate contemporary HR issues

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

 

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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