BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management

Course summary

Discover Human Resources Management issues in a globalised context, learn through enquiry-based learning and gain valuable professional experience on a real-world consultancy project.

Why choose this course?

The main teaching approach on this course is enquiry-based learning, where you will learn different ways of thinking about a problem. This approach is designed to shape your mind professionally, preparing you for critical resolutions for problems you will be required to resolve in the workplace.

Study of this subject is vocationally focused, and you will enhance your employment prospects by building an electronic portfolio of HRM work to showcase to potential employers. CIPD Accreditation is in progress to offer greater prestige to the degree.

Career and study progression
Although this course will prepare you to become an HR professional in the public, private or voluntary sectors, the skills and knowledge you will gain can open the door to many exciting roles in the professional world.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.

For more details please see the Career and study progression section.

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 The BSc Human Resource Management program at the University of West London is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), 'the professional body for experts in people at work.' The CIPD has functioned for over 100 years in setting professional standards for Human Resources and People Development. With more than 145,000 members and hubs in the UK, Ireland, Asia and the Middle East, the CIPD plays an integral role in modern business and personnel solutions. CIPD is the only body that can award Chartered status to an individual HR and Learning and Development (L&D) professionals.

Course detail

At Level 4 you will develop an understanding of basic business functions such as:
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  • finance
  • information management
  • marketing
  • business environment
  • basic and core HRM concepts.

Level 5 will focus on deeper understanding of HRM. You will learn about:

  • employment law
  • reward management
  • developing people
  • organisation design 
  • talent management
  • problem solving skills.

Level 6 will explore human resource management issues at strategic level.

You will focus on developing your critical thinking skills when dealing with contemporary issues and challenges in HRM. Areas covered will include:

  • strategic human resource management
  • employee engagement
  • employee relations
  • consultancy in HRM.

Level 4 modules

  • Business Accounting
  • Principle of Marketing
  • Using Information Technology in HRM
  • Society and Organisation
  • Introduction to HRM
  • HRM and International Business Environment.

Level 5 modules

  • International Resourcing and Talent Planning
  • Diversity in Reward Management
  • Employment Law
  • Organisation Design
  • HR Service Delivery and Project Management
  • Coaching, Mentoring and Facilitating.

Level 6 modules

  • Strategic HRM and Organisation Development
  • Psychology and Employee Engagement
  • Contemporary Development in Employment Relations
  • Consultancy in HRM.

During your course you can choose two optional modules from the following:

  • Knowledge Management
  • Emerging Issues in HR Development
  • Creativity and the Workplace
  • Managing Small and Medium Size Enterprises.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 112 UCAS tariff points normally in a minimum of two subject areas
  • Level 2 English and Maths.

If you have no formal qualifications you are still welcome to apply. Your applications will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your professional work, life experiences and your ability to engage with and benefit from the course. You will be particularly welcomed if you are an experienced HRM administration assistant.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses


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Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Scholarships in the 2017 - 18 academic year included:

  • Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
  • Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year. 

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility.

* Please note that scholarships and bursaries described in the video above were available at the time of filming in autumn 2017. Full details of scholarships for the 2018 - 19 academic year will be published shortly.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

How to apply

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UK and EU students

You can apply to study this course using our online application system.  Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.

Your application will be dealt with by our Admissions team who will be in touch with you.

International students

Complete our online application form for international students or you can download the print version (Word, 186kb).

You can also review the relevant information about the qualifications we accept from your country and our English language requirements, as well as details about your visa application.

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Career and study progression

This course is ideal for you if you aspire to work as a human resource professional or successful manager. These careers require a knowledge of managing people and organisations, which you will have gained during this course.

Study progression

Further study
Whilst studying, you may have discovered an area you want to learn more about. Postgraduate study enables you to specialise in the field you are passionate about.

See the Postgraduate courses being offered by The Claude Littner Business School.

Careers support
Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that's right for you. 97% of our graduates are in work within 6 months of graduating.

With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the BBC, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Ltd, Middlesex Law society and the Savoy Education Trust. We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors' scheme.

Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:

  • CVs
  • job hunting
  • recruitment and selection procedures
  • further study.

We are The Career University.