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In your first year you will study a range of modules designed to underpin your knowledge and practice of HR and business management, such as examining the financial underpinnings of HR, or how you can begin to shape your CV to enhance your potential future career options.
During your second year, you will have the opportunity to further your knowledge in key areas of HRM, as well as having the opportunity to select an optional module to pursue an area of interest.
You have the option of taking a placement/study abroad year, allowing you to apply for a paid work placement and spend a year in industry after your second year. This enables you the chance to put into practice the skills you have acquired so far on the course, providing you with the opportunity to gain direct experience of HRM and enhance your appeal to potential future employers. Alternatively, some students choose to study abroad, to give them the opportunity to enhance their global perspective by taking advantage of our links with the likes of, for example, the University of North America in USA.
If you wish to undertake the optional study abroad/placement year, you will take either the Placement Year module or the Study Abroad Year module which both typically run for a full academic year between years 2 and 3 of your course. You are able to progress onto the relevant module if you have successfully completed the first two years of the course (i.e. having accumulated 240 credits) and have a confirmed opportunity two weeks prior to the start of the academic year, however we encourage international students to confirm their placements earlier to ensure they are able to meet any applicable visa requirements.
Students opting for either the work placement or study abroad module will be registered on a non-credit bearing module and therefore no additional tuition fees apply. While the modules do not bear credits, they do require completion of a marked assessment reflecting on your placement/study abroad or work placement experience. Following successful completion of this assessment, the module selected will appear on your final academic transcript. Students will thus graduate with 360 credits in total, assuming successful completion of their final year.
In your final year, you will have the opportunity to conduct a project into a specific area of HRM, as well as have a further chance to select an optional module to tailor your studies to your interests.
Over the past decade many of our previous students have been successful in obtaining HRM positions in a number of public and private organisations. Roles secured include as:
Other past students have become: