BA (Hons) Business (Human Resource Management)

The focus of the programme is on human resource management in a modern and dynamic business environment, enabling students to follow a career in human resource management or to choose from a range of alternative career options and professions within business.

Programme Profile

Students will gain an understanding of the role and functioning of human resources within an organisation with specific reference to resourcing the organisation, managing the employment relationship, developing staff and managing human resources in an international context.

This programme will help students to attain the skills and abilities necessary to succeed in human resource management careers and to develop an awareness and appreciation of different ethical values related to managing people.

Upon completion of the degree, successful students will graduate with an in-depth knowledge of business and human resource management.

Throughout the duration of this programme many different aspects of business and human resource management will be covered, some key topics are:

  • Analysing the contribution of the internal aspects of organisations to formulating and implementing business decisions, including internal relationships, sources of power, communication structures and management
  • Exploring the range of influences, both internal and external, including the marketplace, on the development of corporate strategy and the organisation’s performance
  • Appreciating the importance and influence of the social, political, ethical, technological, environmental, legal and global contexts in which businesses operate
  • Understanding the range of decision-making methods and supporting analytical tools, including the use of IT, available to managers to formulate and implement business decisions and how this can be communicated successfully
  • Analysing different approaches necessary for working and communicating effectively, creating successful professional relationships.


Foundation Level

Research Skills
Professional Skills
Data Skills
Communication Skills

Year 1

Business Environment
Academic and Professional Skills
Economics for Business
Business Finance

Year 2

Managing Human Resources
Principles and Practices of Marketing
Legal Aspects of Business and Human Resource Management
Resourcing the Organisation

Year 3

Managing the Employment Relationship
Business Strategy
Developing Human Resource
Undergraduate Major Project (Business Contexts)

Entry Criteria

Standard Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC / 112 UCAS Points.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements for an Integrated Foundation Year are DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC / 64 UCAS Points.

UCAS Codes

3 years: NLHR
4 years: BHRF

English Language Requirements

All students applying with International or EU qualifications must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English Language Requirements.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the programme. We treat everyone as an individual, which means we will look at your whole application, including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances, as well as your educational qualifications.


This award is available as a three-year degree programme or a four-year extended degree programme.


University of Northampton London
6th Floor, Import Building
2 Clove Crescent
London, E14 2EB

Fees and Funding

UK Full-time fee: £9,250 per annum.

Please visit our Funding and Student Finance page for more information.


This programme is assessed via a number of methods including individual management reports, presentations, examinations, group work, boardroom simulations and portfolio writing.


Our scheduling of lectures and tutorials optimise the chance of meaningful part-time work. A part-time job in the right sector can help hone your understanding of business and help develop the graduate skills employers want to see upon graduation.

Throughout the programme, students will build upon their employability skills. As part of self-development enhancement as learners and professionals, students will have to analyse and critically reflect on given scenarios throughout a variety of contexts. This will allow students to analyse different approaches necessary for working and communicating effectively, creating successful professional relationships and actively engage through the provision of meaningful contributions.

Graduate employment opportunities that might be available to graduates of the programme could include:

  • Contracts Manager
  • HR Adviser
  • HR Officer
  • Office Manager
  • Recruiter
  • Project Coordinator
  • Training and Development Officer
  • Administrator.

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