Human Resource Management, BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Enjoy working with people? Want to become a HR manager, recruitment consultant, or Training & Development manager?
  • This CIPD-accredited course will provide a strong foundation for your career in HR.
  • Be ahead of your competitors by taking pioneer courses in HR Metrics and HR Analytics, first in UK!
  • Top 8 in London for satisfaction with feedback in Business Management (Guardian University Guide 2019).

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Course/Institution codes




3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme



People and their skills are vital to the success of any organisation. Human Resource Management (HRM) plays a key role in ensuring that businesses develop this critical resource to achieve strategic success. This degree is for you if you are currently working in, or hope to work in, HRM or general management. 

Course structure

In Year 1, you will study general management. In Year 2 and Year 3, you will study the context and practices of HRM, including how organisations manage people, and how they motivate employees to perform effectively. You will also gain an understanding of the wider social, economic, political and historical contexts within which organisations operate.


We are proud to be one of only a small number of universities to hold professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), meaning that you will be eligible for Associate membership of the CIPD once you complete this programme.

Whilst studying this programme, you will have the option to join as a Student Member. Students Membership will give you access to online resources including CIPD research, employment law information and fact sheets as well as career support and networking opportunities. Upon graduation, you will be eligible for Associate Membership. For more information, please visit the CIPD website.

Work placement

You will be given the opportunity to undertake a one-year work placement (sandwich year), providing the insight and practical skills that employers seek in graduates. Previous students have secured work placements within the National Health Service (NHS), CRES, WTMS Ltd, Marshall Aerospace and Defence, and Stemette.


Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.


The aims of the degree are to:

  • Prepare you for a career in HR
  • Understand theoretical approaches in the field of HRM.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels. 

GCSE English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C are required.

We also accept:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Access courses
  • Level 2 alternatives like Functional Skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. 

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

Direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.

We welcome applications from mature students.

What people say

"I have a particular interest in going into the fashion industry however, I think my degree doesn't force me to stay in one particular industry. I can choose a wide range of places to work in because I think human resource managers are in every company that exists nowadays which is really amazing for me as a graduate."

Elizaveta Proselkova
Human Resource Management, BA Hons 

"My favourite memory would probably be getting my first set of results when I first started at the university."

Beth Scudder
Human Resource Management, BA Hons 

"I had envisaged myself working within a corporate environment upon completion of my degree but have quite recently branched into the non-for-profit industry to work on developmental projects abroad. I am however thrilled that the versatility of my degree is fully placed to have not only equipped me with the knowledge and skills required for this new venture, but also the opportunity to put into practice various human resources management functions."

Neneh Tunis
Human Resource Management, BA Hons
CIPD London Student Ambassador
President - Mature Students Network Society

Extra information


Students are assessed through:

  • Assignments
  • Examinations
  • Presentations.


Career opportunities are available in all sectors of business. You may pursue roles in training and development, personnel or human resource management, general management, or employee and industrial relations.

Work placement

The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies they also offer a range of internships, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

The sandwich year (work placement) will appear as a 30 credit course on your Diploma if completed successfully.


In addition to a placement, you can also do internships during your summer breaks. These will appear on your graduate diploma, showcasing your experience to employers.

Experience abroad 

You can participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 


You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries.

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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