This course focuses on the professional skills and knowledge identified by the CIPD. Study full-time and choose an optional years' placement (applied route). Compared to our core course, there is a greater focus on the skills and knowledge needed for the HR function in modern organisations. Sunderland Business School has introduced employability modules across all years of undergraduate degree study. These help you strengthen the six key attributes of being capable, enquiring, creative, enterprising, ethical and global in outlook.