Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,750 *
Duration 3 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

People are one of the most expensive resources of an organisation in the contemporary dynamic, global knowledge economy, but they are also of great importance. As organisations change, develop and operate internationally, knowledge of people management processes is essential at both operational and strategic levels.

Managing people to develop their potential and to make effective use of their capability has always been an exciting but challenging business function. On this degree, you will learn about the full range of approaches to the challenges of people management and development, and gain the important skills necessary to work in an HR role.

This degree is valuable for those wanting to work as a human resource professional and also for anyone planning a career in management or consultancy. It will also give you the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

Westminster Business School is one of the leading providers of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) – accredited human resources management programmes in the UK. This degree offers you the opportunity to develop your expertise in HRM, Leadership and Development. Upon registering for HRM BA you will be invited to become a student member of the CIPD. On completion of your degree, should you have joined the CIPD, you will become an associate member of the CIPD with their recognised intermediate level award.

The course will equip you with the specialised skills and knowledge, as recognised by the CIPD, to pursue a career in Human Resource Management or to continue to postgraduate study. You will also develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities you require to respond proactively and creatively to contemporary business issues and the challenges of the global business environment.

The course focuses on active student learning, through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning, designed to engage your interest and to promote your learning.

Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentations and case studies, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document.

Subjects of study include:

  • Accounting, Finance and Marketing for Human Resource Management
  • Analysing and Managing Information for HR
  • Global Business Environment
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour

Credit Level 4

You will also have the opportunity to take an option module that broadens your skills or helps you to gain more in-depth knowledge of your specialist area. Your option module may be a foreign language.

Subjects of study include:

  • Contemporary Employment Relations
  • HRM Essentials
  • Reward Management
  • Resourcing and Talent Planning

Credit Level 5

Plus two options from: Leadership and Management, Sociology of Work and Industry, Work and Organisational Psychology within the HR Context or other areas of business, including languages.

Work placement year

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you can undertake a one-year, full-time business placement. Past students have completed placements in a variety of SMEs and prestigious organisations, including Barclays Bank, British Airways, Disney UK, IBM and the NHS.

Study year abroad 

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to study English-taught courses for a year at one of our overseas partner institutions. Currently, you can take a Year Abroad studying (or combining work and study) in  Berlin, Bologna, Copenhagen, Madrid,  Paris, Valencia, and other European locations including Moscow, as well as Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), Japan, Canada and the USA. There are also many opportunities for those with appropriate language skills to study in the local language in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, among others.

Subjects of study include:​

  • Contemporary Developments in HRD
  • Contemporary Issues in HRM
  • Employment Law
  • Global Strategic Management

Plus two options from: Assessing and Developing Talent, Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace, Cultural Differences and People Management or other areas of business, including studying a language.

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a professional association for human resource management professionals.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

  • A levels – BBC
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended DiplomaDMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSEs – minimum grade 4 in Maths and English (grade C in grading system prior to 2017)

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

 

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

Typical offer

· International Baccalaureate – 28

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

More information

· Country-specific entry requirements

· English language requirements

· How to apply

· Visas and advice

Careers

If you are studying a Bachelor's degree at Westminster Business School, you can choose to take a year's break from your studies in your third year to do a placement.  

A placement year is a great way of gaining practical work experience within an industry relevant to your studies. It increases your confidence and skills, and boosts your employability. It gives you a chance to apply the theoretical techniques you have learnt during your undergraduate degree so far to a real business environment while you work as a member of an established organisation.

Find out more about placements

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Blog

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Our blog gives you insight into student life on campus, internships and study exchanges, and more.

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Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £12,750 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Course Location

Our Marylebone Campus has benefitted from a multi-million pound refurbishment resulting in new workshops, digital studios and development of the Marylebone Library. The campus is home to the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and Westminster Business School. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

Contact us

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