• Human Resources

Why study at Roehampton

  • 100% of our graduates in work or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education 2015 results).
  • You’ll gain an exposure to real-life issues in employment and the workplace and are offered opportunities for professional practice.
  • Highly recommended: 92% overall student satisfaction with this course (National Student Survey 2015).
  • The course features guest speakers from leading organisations and field trips.
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015).

Course summary

The University is currently undertaking a review of the curriculum of this programme. This will mean that the content and structure of the programme will be different from that described below. Please contact us for more information

Whether you aspire to be a human resources management professional or a manager, an understanding of how to attract and retain the best people is an important skill. Human Resource Management encompasses key activities that ensure organisations work, including staff recruitment, employee relations and reward.

On this course you will gain a strong understanding of the complexity of people management, through the study of contemporary issues around work, people management, organisational theory and society; all of which will develop you as a future leader in the field.

Recent guest speakers on our course have included professionals from the Metropolitan Police Service, Sony Ericsson as well as the Historic Royal Palaces (which include Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, the Tower of London, and Kew Palace).

Course content

In your first year you will gain a broad understanding of business covering a range of areas including human resources, marketing, accounting, how technology is used in the creative industries, the principles of economics and how all these functions and more work together.

During your second year you will focus more on human relations and gain an understanding of the key principles involved in the discipline. You will also have the opportunity to study international business, entrepreneurship or project management.

In your final year you will examine case studies in human resources management which will encourage the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills by drawing on current research and organisational case studies and applying these to specific HRM problems. You will also gain an overview of the ways in which day-to-day human resources activities are subjected to some form of regulation.

Our modules

Here are some of the varied modules we currently offer:

Year 1

Extended Academic Induction
Business Readiness
Business Organisations and Environments in a Global Context
Introduction to Finance and Accounting for Managers
Understanding Self and Others
Introduction to Management
Analysing Information and Data for Problem Solving
Principles of Marketing and Communications in a Digital World

Year 2

Further information on the below modules will be available soon

Business Readiness (Year 2)
Managing People and Careers
Professional Placement (60 credits)
Contemporary Developments in Employee Relations
Resourcing and Talent Planning

Year 3

Further information on the below modules will be available soon

Business Readiness (Year 3)
Business Ethics & Responsible Management
Business and Management Dissertation (Part 1)
Dissertation (Part 2) [in HRM]
Applied Corporate Strategy
Business and Management
International HRM
Employment Law

Career options

This course will prepare you to work in roles such as recruitment and selection specialist, employee relations or personnel manager, training and development advisor, diversity and equal opportunity advisor or performance management specialist.

UCAS code





Single honours

Entry tariff

2017 entry: 112 points*

*New style UCAS tariff. Find out more

Specific entry requirements

General entry requirements


Business School


3 years (full-time)

Tuition fees

£9,000 (2016; UK/EU)

£12,500 (2016; International)

Cash scholarships and bursaries available

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