BA (Hons) Business and Human Resources

About the course

Indicative course structure

We’ve combined this dynamic discipline with core business studies, creating a dual-focus degree that opens all sorts of high-level career opportunities. This course gives you an in-depth understanding of today’s businesses and the HR world. Students can explore organisational psychology, learn about employment law and key areas of HR including employment relations, human resource development and performance management and reward.

Why choose this course?

  • Study the issues and trends in employment, both nationally and internationally.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in industrial relations, training and development, within a trade union, or in the field of equal opportunities.
  • Learn with staff that all have active research profiles giving this course a distinctive edge.

What will I study?

Alongside traditional teaching methods of lectures, seminars and tutorials, we operate a web-based student support system called StudyNet where you can expect to find a range of material and communications about every module.

The teaching method for most modules on the course is a one hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar. Typically, a new topic will be introduced in each lecture. The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss and obtain feedback on the topic introduced in the previous week's lecture. Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examination. Coursework may take a variety of forms and could be individual or group work.

What job can I get?

Studying business will make you an attractive candidate in today’s competitive job market, particularly when combined with another subject.

The flexibility of this course leaves graduates in a position to take on various business roles within both the public and private sectors or to go on to run their own businesses. Our graduates have gone on to work at Amazon UK, Jaguar Land Rover, Hewlett Packard and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Studying business and human resources at university allowed me to develop valuable transferable skills such as communication, teamwork and using my initiative. I have secured a graduate job in HR at a law firm.

Josh Conway

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resources