Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

About the course

Managing people has always been one of the most challenging aspects of the manager's role. It is recognised as one of the most crucial business functions, as organisations seek to make more effective use of the creative energies and potential embodied in the people they employ.

  • One of only 11 Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Centres of Excellence in the UK
  • Progress to our one year MA Personnel and Development, leading to Graduate CIPD membership
  • Our staff include authors of some of the leading HRM textbooks used by many universities in the UK
  • Optional paid placement year with employers such as IBM, Intel, Audi, VW, HSBC, M&S and Siemens

The first year provides an introduction to employment issues and develops key business skills and an understanding of the broader business environment.

In the second year, you study issues such as the impact of HRM practices on firms' performance, managing change, business law, industrial relations, organisational culture, motivation and leadership.

In the final year, choose from a variety of options that address current issues and debates in HRM, and complete a dissertation.

Key facts

UCAS course code: 

Human Resource Management and:

  • Business Management NN61

Duration: Three years full time, four years with a placement

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

  • Typical offers at 280 UCAS Points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level and achieve one grade B or above in one subject
  • Five GCSEs grades A–C including English Language and Maths
  • International Baccalaureate: 28+ Points. We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

Interview required:

Please contact us for more information

International students:

If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching will be through lectures, tutorials and seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment will include coursework (such as presentations, essays and reports) and normally an exam or test.

You will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures, tutorials etc) each week, and are expected to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work, research etc as required.

Course modules

First year

  • Introduction to HRM
  • Understanding Organisations
  • Politics and Business
  • Business Communication
  • Business Environment

Second year

  • HRM in the Workplace
  • Understanding Behaviour in Organisations
  • Employment Relations
  • Resolving Individual Disputes within the Workplace

Third year

  • Organising HRM
  • HRM Project
  • Managing Equality and Diversity
  • Globalisation
  • International HRM

Programme/Module Information Handbooks:

Human Resource Management BA (Hons) (Single/Joint Honours)|

Industry links and professional accreditation

One of only 11 Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Centres of Excellence in the UK

Work experience and placements

An optional paid placement year offers invaluable professional experience. For further details visit our business placements page|.

Gain international experience through #DMUglobal and the Erasmus scheme

Fantastic opportunities are available throughout Europe and further afield for up to one year to gain invaluable educational, work-related and cultural experiences through our #DMUglobal| and Erasmus| schemes.

Graduate careers

A degree in HRM is an excellent starting point for a career in HR, training and development, industrial relations or other areas of management and professional administration. Benefit from our strong links with the CIPD. Give yourself a competitive edge in the graduate job market by completing the optional placement year.

Fees and funding

UK/EU Fees:  £9,000

International Fees:  £10,750

Learn more about fees and funding information|


Our new £35 million building offers state-of-the-art teaching and computer lab facilities.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate courses from UK/EU applicants must go through UCAS, you can fill out an application form through their website|. If you do not have regular access to the internet or find it difficult to fill out applications online you can request an alternative format from UCAS either through their website or via the contact details below.

International students can apply to study at DMU using our online applications portal|.

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PO Box 28 
GL52 3LZ, UK

T: 0871 468 0 468

Contact details

Faculty of Business and Law
Admissions Team
De Montfort University
Hugh Aston Building, 0.30
Leicester, LE1 9BH

Online enquiry form|
T: 0116 2 50 60 70


"I have been training as a recruitment consultant since graduation which has put a lot of my educational knowledge into a work perspective. I now plan to complete my Master's degree at Leicester Business School and gain graduate membership of the CIPD."

Kam Basi

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