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BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management
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How do people function and flourish in a business? What ethical codes should businesses follow? Will the role of employees change as business, technology and society changes? These are the sorts of questions HR professionals seek to answer and that you'll address on this course.
All businesses need employees who understand people management, and this degree is designed to train you in HR for the professional environment.
It's accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development to ensure your skills will be relevant and recognised by employers, and we incorporate as much hands-on experience and professional training as possible; you'll network with professionals, learn from guest speakers, and have the chance to take a work placement module.
The University of East London fosters an inclusive and open environment, welcoming students from all backgrounds, including many mature students and students from all over the world.
Our extended Foundation Year course is perfect if you want a degree in Business Management but you don't have the standard entry requirements. We prepare you for your degree during the Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. You can then go on to study the full undergraduate degree.
What makes this course different
You can opt to have a placement year to gain hands on experience in the real world and effectively connect what you will have learnt at University to the industry.
The BSc Human Resource Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, ensuring you learn the professional skills that employers really need.
HR rooted in Business Management
The course not only teaches you the practical principles of HR, but also gives you a broader understanding of business - from marketing to economics - to make you a more rounded and versatile employee.
We incorporate as much hands-on experience and professional training as possible; you'll network with professionals, learn from guest speakers, and can opt to choose a work placement module.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
The course covers a wide range of topics, rooting fundamental HR principles in a contemporary business context. You'll learn about the core functions of a business alongside specific HR themes such as recruitment, professional development, ethics, employee relations, and employment law.
The degree is structured to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of human resource management, while allowing you to choose from a range of options. You'll be able to explore specialisms in different areas such International HRM and study in a highly practical way through work placement module – HRM Work-Based Reflective Practice.
In the first year, you'll study a number of general business management topics (fundamentals of economics and business accounting, foundation in marketing, business statistics and data analysis) and receive an introduction to the basics of people management. This ensures you understand the role of HR within the larger function of a business, connecting staff management to the successful running of an organisation.
In the second year, you will further develop your understanding of HR in a practical setting. You'll learn about coordinating the HR function within a business as well as rewarding and incentivising staff, employment law, resourcing and talent management, and employment law for HR professionals. There are also a number of optional modules to choose from in the second year; you can either opt for learning and development or International HRM or HRM work-based reflective practice.
In the final year, you will look at strategic human resource management and leadership in organisations, business ethic, and develop additional skills in business research, which will be fantastic for your employability prospects and career development. You will also study employee engagement and employee relations, human resource information system, and you will undertake an applied project in HR. These HRM-tailored modules will furnish you with excellent knowledge that is required in the global world of work.
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- Core Modules
Mental Wealth: Employability in a Changing WorldClose
Mental Wealth: Employability in a Changing World
The main aims of this module is to familiarise you with the qualities required to identify, secure and retain graduate employment in an environment of rapid change.
Developing Academic Skills for BusinessClose
Developing Academic Skills for Business
The move from college to university requires the demonstration of skills that many new students find challenging. This module is designed to equip you with the techniques necessary for you to successfully complete your degree.
Developing Academic LiteracyClose
Developing Academic Literacy
Your assessments at UEL will require you to independently conduct research in a variety of media, develop an academic style of writing and structure your work in a specific format. This module will introduce you to the practices behind the production of successful coursework in order to help you make the most of your studies.
This module is designed to give you a broad introduction to the main functions within a business, and assess how associated decisions are made. The aim is to provide you with an understanding of the relevance of these key topics in preparation for future studies in Business or its associated specialisms.
Connecting to Business and Employment through VolunteeringClose
Connecting to Business and Employment through Volunteering
This module provides you with the opportunity to engage in an activity as a volunteer in a social enterprise or charity. The experience will enable you to witness business processes practice and enables you to identify and try different styles of work. The activity itself will offer you with valuable networking opportunities, the development of employability skills, and experience that can enhance your CV.
The Global Business EnterpriseClose
The Global Business Enterprise
This module aims to offers you with a sound base in business and enterprise and support further studies. The module is built around developing your knowledge of the environment within which business, enterprise and entrepreneurship operate and will give you a solid scaffolding for expanding their knowledge of the area.
- Core Modules
Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital ProficiencyClose
Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital Proficiency
The module will equip you to succeed in both your studies and subsequent career. This includes the development of individual non-cognitive intelligence; digital proficiency; and cultural intelligence.
Fundamentals of EconomicsClose
Fundamentals of Economics
The module aims to enable you to develop an understanding of the basic economic concepts, theories, ideas and tools and their real-world application.
Business Statistics and Data AnalysisClose
Business Statistics and Data Analysis
The module aims to deepen your knowledge of relevant mathematical concepts and statistics used in the business world.
Foundations of MarketingClose
Foundations of Marketing
The main aims of this module are to introduce you to the fundamentals of the Marketing discipline, many of which are developed further in subsequent Level 5 and Level 6 marketing study.
People and OrganisationsClose
People and Organisations
This module will introduce you to the variety of work organizations. You will also understand and explore the psychological, sociological and economic explanations of human behaviour in organisations.
Fundamentals of Business AccountingClose
Fundamentals of Business Accounting
This module will develop and prepare you for entry into the professional workplace or further studies in accounting and finance. As part of this module, you will learn and develop a sound basis of theory and principles, accounting techniques and skills necessary as a foundation for further study and practical experience in accounting.
- Core Modules
Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment CompetenciesClose
Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies
This module will provide you with the opportunity to document the development of core employability skills and allow students to acquire tangible evidence to support your employability narrative at interviews.
Managing and Coordinating the HR FunctionClose
Managing and Coordinating the HR Function
The purpose of this unit is to introduce you to human resources (HR) activity and to the role of the HR function in organisations in general terms.
Resourcing and Talent ManagementClose
Resourcing and Talent Management
People resourcing and talent management is a specific field of HRM that is concerned with the mobilisation of the workforce; taking responsibility for ensuring that the organisation is able to access the skills it needs at the time and in the places that it needs them to drive sustained organisation performance. The module aim is for you to understand and critically evaluate the various strategies employed by organisations for managing people and their performance.
The purpose of this module is to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to brief organisations on the consequences of current and future developments in employment law,and to give up-to-date, timely and accurate advice concerning the practical application of legal principles at work in different jurisdictions. The module will provide you with the key principles that underpin UK (or Irish) and EU employment law, their purpose, the major defences that employers are able to deploy when defending cases, and the potential organisational costs and reputational risks associated with losing them. Moreover, the focus is on situations that occur relatively regularly in workplaces rather than on more uncommon or obscure legal scenarios and on advanced knowledge of legislation or case law. Employment law continues to expand both in terms of volume and complexity and the amount of regulation covering the employment relationship and the workplace has grown substantially in recent years, including additional duties placed on public bodies to actively promote equality. While organisations can source specialist advice on more complex and unprecedented issues from legal advisers, senior human resource (HR) professionals need to be sufficiently aware of major, current and coming developments in the regulatory environment to ensure organisations are fully prepared and also able to anticipate legal problems associated with proposed decisions or plans before they are implemented. In the context of increasing numbers of claims to employment tribunals, they take a leading role in handling issues and disputes at work and in leading an organisation’s response when a formal legal claim is contemplated or pursued, including preparing and presenting responses to employment tribunal claims and they need to fulfil each of these requirements to a professional standard. The module promotes critical reflection on theory and practice from an ethical and professional standpoint and provides opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development.
This module examines total rewards in an organisational and international context. The module provides you with the knowledge of reward professionals plan; how to implement and evaluate employee reward policies to support strategic organisational goals. You will acquire both theoretical and normative understanding of the diverse approaches to reward management and you will be able to critically reflect on the strengths and limitations of these approaches in promoting individual and organisational performance in a fair, reasonable and equitable way. You will also be furnished with the knowledge of the foundations for pay and benefits management in modern organisations in the private, public, and third sectors and how these traditions can be integrated into appropriate strategic designs. You will be able to comprehend the relationship between traditional, contingent, and developmental choices of rewards, the use of diagnostic and evaluative skills in designing flexible approaches to reward and the challenges of international and executive pay arrangements. You will be able to critically reflect on theory and practice from an ethical and professional standpoint and for continuous professional development.Optional Modules
Learning and DevelopmentClose
Learning and Development
The main aims of this module are to provide you an appreciation of the factors to be considered when implementing and evaluating inclusive learning and development (L&D) activities within varying organisational.
International human resource management is specifically concerned with managing work and people in international context. Globalisation and the changing economic, demographic, and political landscape mean that what constitutes effective HRM and how it may best be practiced continues to develop and requires an international orientation. This module provides critical topics within the realm of IHRM that will enable you to understand the professional development of HR practitioners, which will help you in managing across national borders. The module combines the latest theory and research and opportunities for the application of knowledge to real-life, international HR issues. The module aim is to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills required by HR professionals operating within global organisations. In doing so, the module will introduce you to topics such as MNCs, international assignments and resourcing; training and development: developing global leaders and expatriates; global performance management; work-life balance within an international context; global rewards management, among others.
HRM Work-Based Reflective PracticeClose
HRM Work-Based Reflective Practice
To provide you with experience of work including familiarisation with the professional work environment. The module will be underpinned by employability skills training, reflective assessment and support from the Module Leader. You will reflect through their assessment allowing all parties to engage with the process and progress before, during, and after the placement. During the placement you will be supported by your module leader to ensure that the aims and outcomes of the placement are met.
- Optional Modules
This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.
The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.
- Core Modules
Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and ConsultancyClose
Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy
This module will develop core employability skills and allow you to develop and demonstrate skills in (i) the analysis of a problem (ii) planning and organising a task, including time management (iii) exercising judgement in the light of observed and published data (iv) compiling a report, (v) teamwork and collaboration and (vi) use of appropriate technologies.
Applied HR ProjectClose
Applied HR Project
This project allows you to take a critical and analytical approach to an organisational problem within a rapidly changing and uncertain environment. You will conduct a project from conceptualisation of the problem through to reporting of the problem, and making recommendations for change.
Employee Engagement & Employment RelationsClose
Employee Engagement & Employment Relations
This module aims to facilitate your critical understanding of the approaches and underlying values of managing people within organisations, through the analysis of models and applications of employee engagement.
Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)Close
Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)
HRIS plays a key role in the development, implementation and maintenance of systems associated with the collection, retrieval, accessibility and usage of employee information for HR department planning and activities. You will develop skills and competencies to identify areas of opportunity to improve existing HRIS processes, functionality and work flow, and maximize technological capabilities to reduce manual processes (i.e. annual performance review process and other systems) and to improve data management and efficiency.
Strategic HRM & Leadership in OrganisationsClose
Strategic HRM & Leadership in Organisations
Business Ethics & Business ResearchClose
Business Ethics & Business Research
HOW YOU'LL LEARN
We use a huge range of teaching methods to ensure you develop new skills and techniques as well as the specialist HR knowledge you'll need in your career. We care about your employability, so our staff provide exceptional support throughout your degree.
Here are some of the ways you'll learn throughout the course:
- Lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops.
- Role-plays: e.g. playing the role of employer/trade union in a mock negotiation. This may be filmed to enable you to reflect and receive feedback.
- Practical tasks: e.g. designing, delivering and evaluating some training, or writing a job description and person specification.
- Independent study, supported by our specialist business library and a selection of digital materials, handbooks, notes and other resources.
- Working in a team to share ideas and insights.
- Guest speakers representing a cross-section of business and HR expertise.
There’s also a fantastic opportunity to travel abroad, where you'll work on a social enterprise project with fellow students from other countries. In previous years, our students have travelled to Bahrain, China, the United States and Thailand, to name a few.
You'll develop key skills in every module you take and we'll also support you with the latest thinking from our business research centres.
HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED
Foundation Year - 100% coursework.
Assessment will be based on practical and vocational skills as well theoretical knowledge. As a result you will be assessed through a variety of methods, ensuring different aspects of your skill set are acknowledged and rewarded – these methods include; coursework, essays, examinations, industry-related practice, presentations, project work, practical reports, portfolio development and group work.
The variety of assessment techniques also ensures you are exposed to different ways of working that will be useful in your future career; keeping a portfolio and working on projects are natural ways of working in industry that will be encouraged during your studies.
CAMPUS and FACILITIES
University Square Stratford, University Square Stratford
Our campus and the surrounding area
University Square Stratford is one of London's most modern and well-equipped campuses. It serves 3,400 students and is the base for our courses in law and criminology, dance and performing arts, and the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Modern facilities include: performing arts spaces; three performance studios; the Harvard lecture theatre, with live lecture capture technology; the multimedia Weston Learning Centre; a dedicated MBA suite and teaching space; a 300-seat specialised tiered lecture; and a simulated courtroom for mooting experience.
The campus is close to new Stratford developments such as Westfield Stratford City, and next door to the Theatre Royal and Picturehouse cinema.
WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE
The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.
Dr Toyin Ajibade Adisa
Course Leader for the BSc HRM programme. Dr Adisa undertakes research in the field of HRM/OB and teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.See full profile
Gerta is a lecturer at UEL.See full profile
BSc (Hons) Business Management
Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Finance
Royal Docks School of Business and Law
What we're researching
At the University of East London we are working on the some of the big issues that will define our future; from sustainable architecture and ethical AI, to health inequality and breaking down barriers in the creative industries.
Our students and academics are more critically engaged and socially conscious than ever before. Discover some of the positive changes our students, alumni and academics are making in the world.
Why Choose UEL?
Adeola Lawal chose UEL because it allowed her flexibility to study whilst being a mum.
As a mature student, I really enjoyed my time at UEL and the incredible learning experience. I would not be where I am today without UEL."
Business Management (Human Resource Management), BA (Hons)
YOUR FUTURE CAREER
The course is ideal preparation for a career in HR - you will learn the specific, practical skills that employers need, while also learning about broader business topics that can be applied in a variety of roles and industries. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, demonstrating to employers that your knowledge of HR will be comprehensive and up-to-date.
You will also have the option of studying an entrepreneurship module that will be valuable for students who want to start their own businesses - our very own Business Centre is an on-campus resource that can help you incubate your business ideas and secure funding.
Our location in east London gives us access to some of the most iconic, innovative and dynamic businesses in the world; from the established financial centre of Canary Wharf, to booming Stratford and the surrounding area known as the 'Silicon Roundabout'. We host events, conferences and workshops at UEL in partnership with many of the businesses that are right on our doorstep and give students the opportunity to gather experience and contacts during their degree.
This business-led approach extends all the way through the course, with the opportunity to take a work placement module, learn from business leaders in the region, visit local organisations and network with professionals.
We place emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching, allowing you to develop a wide range of employability skills through experience and training. We also have a superb employability team that works with students to find placements, projects, graduate schemes and full-time employment, combining careers advice with practical training in interview technique and CV writing.
Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.
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14) How we communicate with you
UEL will communicate with you via a variety of channels, including postal letter, e-mail, SMS text message and online notices. To enable this, we request that you provide us with your e-mail address, postal address, and contact telephone number when you first enrol.
Throughout your studies, it is important that you keep your contact details up to date. You can view and edit this information by logging into our student portal, UEL Direct at www.uel.ac.uk/Direct.
We will create a UEL e-mail account for you after you enrol. Your e-mail address will be your student number, prefixed with a ‘u’ and followed by ‘@uel.ac.uk’ – e.g.: email@example.com. UEL will use this e-mail address to communicate with you and it is important that you regularly check and manage this mailbox for important updates and information.
You can access your email account, plus information about our services, news and events by logging into our Intranet, intranet.uel.ac.uk. At the login screen, enter your email address (as above) and password.Your default UEL password will be your date of birth, formulated as DD-MMM-YY, e.g. 31-jan-84.
Your UEL email account and associated UEL IT accounts will be deleted not more than 6 months after you graduate or withdraw from your programme of study (if earlier).
15)University of East London Students' Union
The University of East London Students' Union (UELSU) represents students at UEL. By enrolling at UEL you are automatically granted membership of both UELSU and the National Union of Students (NUS). If you wish to opt out from this membership, please inform UELSU in writing at either firstname.lastname@example.org by writing to: Chief Executive, UELSU, University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, London E16 2RD.
UELSU provides a range of services and support to students and can provide advice and representation on any matter affecting the contract between you and UEL. For further information on this support, please visit www.uelunion.org
16) Students studying at partner institutions
If you are undertaking a programme of study at a partner institution you will need to generally abide by the above terms and also those of the partner institution. Further information and support in understanding these terms is available from the Academic Partnership Office -email@example.com.
17) International students - additional responsibilities
All international students must also comply with UK Visa and Immigration requirements. All international students are required to hold a valid visa which permits study in the UK or hold a Tier 4 visa/have applied for a Tier 4 visa with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies issued by UEL. Students who are being sponsored under a Tier 4 student visa must also understand and comply with the responsibilities of their student visa and co-operate with UEL in fulfilling our Tier 4 duties.
18) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
UEL is committed to working together to build a learning community founded on equality of opportunity – a learning community which celebrates the rich diversity of our student and staff populations and one in which discriminatory behaviour is challenged and not tolerated within our community.
Within the spirit of respecting difference, our equality and diversity policies promise fair treatment and equality of opportunity for all regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion/belief (or lack of). In pursuing this aim, we want our community to value and to be at ease with its own diversity and to reflect the needs of the wider community within which we operate.
For further information on this inclusive approach to education please visit our Student Policies page.
We welcome feedback on our programmes and services and facilitate this in a variety of ways, including programme committees, module evaluation forms and surveys.
However, if you are dissatisfied with a particular service or programme or the manner in which it has been delivered, you must let the person responsible for that service know as we will always try to resolve matters at the earliest opportunity via informal conciliation. If you are unsure who to approach, please e-mail The Hub who will be able to direct your concerns appropriately.
If you remain dissatisfied with a service or programme, or the manner in which it is delivered, you should refer to our formal complaints procedure to have the matter formally addressed.
In addition, once you have enrolled onto your programme, you will also have access to the Advice and Information Service offered by UELSU. This access is not available to students studying at partner institutions.
If you wish to cancel this contract within 14 days of enrolment onto your programme, you must do so in writing by sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any fees that you have paid will be refunded – please see Fees Policy for further information on obtaining a refund.
21) Further guidance
If any of the information in these Terms of Admittance or related policies are unclear or if you have any questions, please contact The Hub for guidance on +44 (0) 208 223 4444.
22) Right to advice
This is a consumer contract and you are able to obtain independent advice in relation to its terms and conditions from UELSU as well as your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
Neither you nor UEL will be liable for failure to perform their obligations under these Terms of Admittance if such failure arises from unforeseeable events, circumstances or causes outside of that party's reasonable control. Examples of such events include, but are not limited to, war, terrorism, industrial disputes, natural disaster, fire and national emergencies.
Only you and UEL are parties to these Terms of Admittance. No other person shall have any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these Terms of Admittance.
Failure or delay by you or UEL to exercise any right or remedy provided under this contract shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
These Terms of Admittance are governed by the law of England and Wales and you and UEL agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.