Human Resource Management
The BA Human Resource Management provides you with the skills and knowledge to operate successfully in a professional capacity in human resource management (HRM).
SQA Highers: BBBC including English
GCE A-Levels: CCC
Irish Leaving Certificate: HL: BBBC2 including English
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (including 4, 4 at HL)
SQA Advanced Highers: BBB in relevant subjects, plus HG English
GCE A-Levels: BBB in relevant subjects
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Human Resource Management
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Human Resource Management
Most organisations know that their people are their most
important assets. Managing people is at the heart of business and this degree
provides you with the skills and knowledge to operate successfully in a
professional capacity in human resource management (HRM).
The BA (Hons) Human Resource Management covers specialised areas of HRM, general business and management and develops employability skills ensuring you have the flexibility to pursue a generalist management or specialist human resource (HR) role.
You are introduced to the study of HRM to develop an
awareness of its contribution to organisations. You will also gain an overview
of other key business disciplines and the business environment and begin to
develop key employability skills.
Your knowledge of HRM is developed through the study of
core HR topics including recruitment, retaining people and learning and
development. Additional modules such as Accounting and Finance and Business Law
ensure your functional specialism of HRM is supported by general management knowledge
Your studies include core HRM topics – performance and
reward management, employment relations and the role of HRM in organisation
development. Entrepreneurial and
research skills are developed in addition to your specialist subject.
You will undertake an Honours dissertation, allowing in-depth investigation of a key HRM issue. You will also continue to study the core HRM subjects of HR strategy, international HRM and equality and diversity.
Graduates are equipped to pursue careers within an HRM function while the business modules will provide you with the knowledge and skills to begin your career in general management. Recent HRM graduates are now employed in organisations including Ford, Motorola, IBM, Scottish Enterprise, local authorities and the NHS.
You may have the opportunity to study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations.
The CIPD is the HRM professional body. Students
successfully completing the degree programme will be eligible for Associate
Membership of the CIPD.
You are required to join the CIPD as a Student Member at
the start of your qualification. This ensures you receive access to CIPD
resources and support throughout your study. It also ensures your CIPD
qualification is recognised towards Associate Professional Membership of the
Further information can be found at: http://www.cipd.co.uk/cipd-hr-profession/about-us/