Wolverhampton Business School

Human Resource Management with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Full-time 4 years, Part-time 8 years

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

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

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N601
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  • Start Date(s) 20 January 2020, 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years), Part-time (8 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • 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 personnel, human resource management or a general business career. The vocational aspects of the course are underpinned by a study of current and future developments in industry and commerce. The course prepares you for a professional career by developing knowledge and understanding of business disciplines with particular focus on the critical investigation of people management related topics and developing independent personal development skills.

The course is designed for students who want to embark on an in-depth study of Human Resource Management to develop analytical and evaluation skills that can be applied to international real-world situations. The course recognises that people management is a key force for successful economic growth and thus emphasises the development of knowledge and understanding of a range of 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. 

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

 

During the 3rd year of the BA Human Resource Management course there will be an opportunity for you to pursue a one-year work placement.

 

You may also study Human Resource Management as part of the following joint award: 

 

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1 (Foundation)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3GK006 Extended Project (20 Credits)

3MG001 Introduction to Management (20 Credits)

3GK004 The World at Work: Careers and Personal Development (20 Credits)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3IM001 Business Decision Making (20 Credits)

Year 2

4BU006 Learning for Business Success (20 Credits)

4HR002 Introduction to People at Work (20 Credits)

4MK002 Marketing Principles (20 Credits)

4HR017 Diversity Management in a Global Context (20 Credits)

4AC012 Finance and Accounting for Managers (20 Credits)

4HR003 People Work and Society (20 Credits)

Year 3

5HR004 Managing the Employment Cycle (20 Credits)

5BE001 Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

5HR002 Leading and Managing in Organisations (20 Credits)

5HR005 People Development in Organisations (20 Credits)

5HR006 International Human Resources: The Key Issues (20 Credits)

5HR008 Developing Skills for HR Professionals (20 Credits)

Year 4

6HR005 Social Responsibility (20 Credits)

6HR003 Strategies for People Management (20 Credits)

6BU010 Designing Organisations for the Future (20 Credits)

6BU013 Independent Project (20 Credits)

6HR002 Psychology and Organisational Behaviour (20 Credits)

6HR007 Principles of Employment Law & the Practice of Employment Relations (20 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Students who successfully complete the course are expected to enhance their job prospects and strengthen their employment opportunities. The course is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in a variety of people management related areas including training and people development, resourcing organisations, reward practice and personnel strategy.

The course will provide the underpinning for postgraduate study in human resourcing leading to full membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Students can choose to follow programmes leading to the award of an MA Human Resource Management or an MA Human Resource Development and Organisational Change.

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. Demonstrate an understanding of organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate.
  2. Develop critical thinking through the application of concepts and principles of human resource management and the related sociological and psychological underpinning theories to a wide range of business organisations and situations. 
  3. Develop a flexible and enquiring intellectual stance that contributes to lifelong learning and personal development.
  4. Recognise the role of advanced technologies in providing organisations with opportunities for the development of creative and innovative human resource programmes and processes.
  5. Critically apply contemporary issues in HR.
  6. Debate the ethical and moral dimensions of human resource management practices.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

  • DD from A level
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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