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BSc (Hons) Business Management (Human Resources Management)

  • Course Type: Undergraduate Degree
  • Institution Code: P56
Course overview

What can this course lead to?

Just some of the future careers for graduates after completing the course include:

  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Policy Advisor
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Employee Relations Officer
  • Graduate Human Resources Trainee
  • Candidate Engagement Officer
  • Employee Relations Officer

You can also continue your development by studying professional qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Membership to the CMI will help students stand out to employers as 62% of the managers surveyed by the CMI expect new graduate recruits to have professional management skills.

Who is it for?

Individuals are a crucial asset in business, and effectively managing the human side of operations can result in a competitive edge within the industry. This BSc (Hons) Business Management (HRM) degree prepares you for a thriving career in human resources. As a human resources manager, you’ll craft policies addressing contemporary workplace issues such as flexible and remote working, equality, and diversity. Additionally, you’ll lead strategies for recruiting and retaining the right workforce.

The degree covers the strategic approach to the employment, development, and well-being of individuals within a business. Throughout the program, you’ll enhance your HRM knowledge, grasp the role of human resources in a business context, and delve into core business disciplines that contribute to organisational success.
Application of your learning occurs through real-world scenarios and projects, with opportunities including paid industry placements during your studies. Engaging in a Business Consultancy Project allows you to work on a live client project with a local business in your final year. Your industry placement ensures you graduate with workplace experience in addition to your degree.

The first year of the course provides you with a grounding in a variety of business disciplines, which underpin later learning. In year two you begin to specialise in Human Resource Management with the module Managing People. In the final year, the HR speciality is completed by studying Responsible Recruitment and Employment Law, Employee Relations and a 30-credit Major Project on a HR topic of the student’s choice.

Teaching staff have strong professional profiles, and our close partnerships with local businesses allow us to draw on their expertise and resources for both input and assessment.
 As the foremost professional organisation for management, Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is dedicated to developing successful managers and leaders, our collaboration with CMI ( enables you to acquire an additional professional qualification in tandem with your degree. Those enrolled in our BA (Hons) Business Management program have the opportunity to receive a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership upon completing their degree. Upon enrolment in the degree course, you automatically become CMI members, gaining access to a variety of benefits, resources, and events designed to bolster your professional development.

The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 20 students.

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What is covered?

You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits.

Academic and Professional Skills (15 credits)
Insight into Economics (15 credits)
Global Business Context (30 credits)
Accounting for Managers (15 credits)
Insight into Marketing (15 credits)
People, Planet and Profits (15 credits)
Human Resources in Context (15 credits)

Career Management and Employability Skills (15 credits)
International Trade & Labour Dynamics (15 credits)
Management and Leadership Today (30 credits)
Managing People (15 credits)
Project and Operations Management (15 credits)
Research Project Preparations (15 credits)
Data Interpretation for Managers (15 credits)

Modern Leadership Concepts (15 credits)
Responsible Recruitment and Employment Law (15 credits)
Leadership for Sustainability (15 credits)
Employee Engagement (15 credits)
Either Professional Placement (15 Credits) or Preparation for Postgraduate Study (15 Credits)
Applied Strategic Management (15 credits)
Undergraduate Major Project Research project (30 credits) or Undergraduate Major Project Practical project (30 credits)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

72 UCAS Points from a related subject and 5 GCSE grades C/4 or above including English and Maths.

If you have completed the Foundation Degree in Business Management at UCP you can start Level 6 of the BSc (Hons)Business Management to obtain a full honours degree.

Mature students or students who do not have the above qualifications can contact our admissions team on 01733 214466 or to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. For more information on EU and overseas qualifications, UCAS, accreditation of prior learning and failure to meet the entry requirements please visit

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The tuition fees for full-time undergraduate students will be £8,250 per year (PT £6188), which is lower compared with many other universities.Fees for part-time study are pro-rata depending on the number of credits you are studying (i.e. 90 credits per year will be 75% of the tuition fee).There may be additional costs for this course which are not covered by the tuition fee.

Full-time: 3 years (2 full days a week over two semesters per year)

Part-time: 4 years (1-2 full days a week over two semesters per year)

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