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).
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.