Human Resource Management

BSc (Hons)
Entry 2017: BBB / 120 UCAS points
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: BSc (Hons)
UCAS code: N600
Placement: Placement year not available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Management & Law
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Employment is one of the most important activities people engage in, and the job a person holds affects their income, social life and lifestyle.

Our degree in Human Resource Management studies the complex nature of people management and regulation, and teaches you the value of being able to handle employees well in the modern working environment.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

A number of professional accountancy bodies give exemptions for examinations taken at different stages of their professional qualification, including ICAEW, ACCA, AIA and CIMA, and CPA Australia. Depending on specific accounting modules taken, this programme may entitle students to be eligible for exemptions.


"My degree helped me to stand out of the crowd and gave me a head start in every recruitment process, I’m now a part of one of the largest Bulgarian recruitment companies."

BSc Human Resource Management with placement year

Why Bradford?

The course offers you the chance to develop a systematic and detailed knowledge of work, employment and HRM regulations and practice; study human resource management topics in the broader context of business and management; and gain good communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork skills through group work and team-building activities.

Our highly skilled academics will give you good practice examples which can be applied to a range of modern organisations and will teach you the disciplines required by a modern manager.

As Human Resource Management shares a common first year with the School of Management's other undergraduate courses, you may transfer to another degree such as Business and Management Studies, Accounting and Finance or Marketing at the end of your first year, if you feel that your interests lie in another area of business.

You can also choose to take the course over three continuous years or over four years with a year of practical work experience.

You can also combine your passion for learning and travelling by studying abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Canada, Australia, North America or Hong Kong.

Entry requirements

Typical offer: BBB / 120 UCAS points

New UCAS tariff

We use the UCAS tariff system to help us compare different qualifications. For courses starting from September 2017 onwards, the way points are calculated is changing.

The number of points you get for each qualification and grade will be lower, for example, an A* grade at A level will be worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. Despite the lower points, you will still need to achieve the same grades. The only exception to this is that AS Levels will now be worth 40% of an A Level, instead of 50%.

All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will continue to attract points under the new system. More qualifications are also being brought into the UCAS tariff system for the first time, including Access to Higher Education courses.

Work out your UCAS tariff points using the UCAS Tariff Calculator (link opens in a new tab).

A levels:

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDM — there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Meet UCAS Tariff of 120 — there are no specific subject requirements.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

Additional entry requirements:

If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Management or our International Certificate of Foundation Studies.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.



Module name Type
Year 1
Business Economicscore
Foundations of Marketingcore
Introduction to Accountingcore
Operations and Information Systems Managementcore
People, Work and Organisationscore
Quantitative Methods in Information Managementcore
Student Self-Developmentcore
Year 2
Business Lawcore
Employability and Enterprise Skillscore
Employee Relationscore
Organisational Analysiscore
Organisational Designcore
The Transformation of Workcore
Business Information Systemsoption
Capital Markets, Investment and Financeoption
Company Law and Administrationoption
Consumer Behaviouroption
Econometrics and Business Forecastingoption
Economics of Industry option
Financial Accounting option
Financial Managementoption
Fundamentals of Decision Support option
Integrated Marketing Communicationsoption
Management Accounting option
Management of Service Operationsoption
Marketing Management and Strategy option
Marketing Research option
Principles of Personal Finance option
Resource Planning for Operationsoption
Year 3
Human Resource Developmentcore
Human Resource Managementcore
International and Comparative Employment Relationscore
Organisational Changecore
Applied Strategic Management option
Brand Managementoption
Contemporary Issues in Accounting option
Corporate Marketing option
Corporate Reporting option
Creativity and Innovationoption
Creativity in Marketingoption
Decision Support Aoption
Decision Support Boption
Electronic Commerceoption
Enterprise and Innovation in Practiceoption
Ethics in Business and Societyoption
European Employment Policyoption
Global Business Environment option
International Accountingoption
International Business Strategyoption
International Finance option
International Marketing option
Managing Business in Europeoption
Marketing and Entrepreneurship option
Personal Financial Planningoption
Portfolio Investment Management option
Retail Marketingoption
Services Marketingoption
Strategic Information Systemsoption
Sustainable Operations Management option
The Financial Services Sector and its Environmentoption
Understanding Strategic Managementoption
World Class Operations option

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Additionally, the School of Management has its own dedicated careers team based on the Emm Lane Campus, with support including:

  • One-to-one support
  • Careers workshops
  • Opportunities to meet employers and recruiters
  • Online resources
  • Job opportunities

Employment statistics

92% of our 2015 graduates in Human Resource Management found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

Career prospects

Our HRM graduates – aware of the complex nature of people management and regulation – will be able to demonstrate the value of being able to handle employees well in the modern working environment. Career opportunities exist in human resources, recruitment and general management.

Among the organisations recently to have employed our graduates are Asda, Horton Housing and even the University of Bradford.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2015 Human Resource Management graduates was £27,720.

Study Support

The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the School of Management, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (eg assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements. The ELS is run by Martin Sedgley, supported by Amy Allhouse, and provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees


  • Home/EU: £9,250*
  • International: £14,250

* Home/EU fees will be subject to an annual increase, set in line with government policy. A percentage of any additional higher fee income will be used to support student opportunity through increased expenditure on access, student success and progression activities.

See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

See our Fees and Financial Support website.

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Student ambassador

Get in touch with our student ambassador Tazafia Mahmood, who is currently studying BSc Human Resource Management, to find out more about her Bradford experience.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.