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BA (Hons)

Business & Human Resource Management

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Behind every successful business is the excellence of its people. On our BA (Hons) in Business and Human Resource Management you will explore many things. This includes how to manage, lead and develop your people resource so that both your people and your business flourish and succeed.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the North West for graduate prospects (on track)
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  • 1st
    in the North West for student satisfaction
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  • Combining business savvy with people management expertise enables you to pursue your career in any sector of your choice.
  • From Year 2, you will be a Student Member of the CIPD. When you complete the course, you'll gain professional recognition as an Associate Member. You'll also gain credibility in people management.
  • We have our own research centre iROWE (Institute for Research into Work Organisations, and Employment). You can foster business links and find work experience. And, you'll develop insight into practitioner challenges.

What you'll do

  • Study in workshops and seminar groups to build your confidence. Develop your skills of enquiry and problem-solving.
  • Develop skills and behaviours through practical and case study tasks. This will foster collaboration and cooperation.
  • Be challenged to think, question, and research credible sources. This will help you make informed judgements about effective people practice.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.


Industry Links

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Being a busy mum at 35, I was nervous about studying at university, but I have made many friends and really developed my skills. I am a big disability and diversity advocate and want to focus on this in my HR career.
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Chantelle Rees
Business & Human Resource Management, BA (Hons)

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Best Entrepreneurial University of the Year

We won Best Entrepreneurial University at the Educate North Awards 2023. This recognised our work with thousands of student start-ups and businesses in the North West.

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Academic expertise

Maxine Rawlings
School of Business

Having worked as a Human Resource Development Consultant for over 12 years in a higher education establishment, Maxine has specific expertise and interest in managing organisational wide programmes such as induction, leadership and management, supporting organisational change an…

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David Opperman
Senior Lecturer
School of Business

David teaches across a range of HRM, Management and Leadership modules with particular interest in Coaching and Mentoring, as part of Learning and Development, on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses which includes the supervision of masters’ dissertations. David is heavil…

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence bring you real-world expertise and entrepreneurial practice. They contribute to teaching, learning and employability.

Future careers in Business & Human Resource Management 

Our BA (Hons) in Business and Human Resource Management gives you the ideal springboard into a career in a management role in any sector. It will also create opportunity for you to become an entry level HR professional. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Business

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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