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Human Resource Management (Extended), BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • This four year programme is identical to the three year course, but has a foundation year with lower entry requirements.
  • This CIPD-accredited programme 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!


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4 years full time

5 years sandwich programme



Study Human Resource Management Extended with a foundation year which prepares you for degree-level study. 

Are you interested in people and the roles they play in successful businesses? Start your journey towards becoming a successful human resources (HR) professional with this rewarding HR-focused management degree, starting with a foundation year.

Course structure

It begins with a foundation year that will give you a solid grounding from which to progress to degree level study. You will gain a thorough introduction to business and an understanding of ethics, enterprise and leadership. 

Then, you'll develop the skills and understanding you'll need to help organisations achieve competitive advantage through managing and motivating employees.

After your first year, you will study the same courses as those in our three-year BA Hons Human Resource Management.

You will study general management, 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.


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 programme are:

  • To give a good understanding of general management and the practice of human resource management
  • To understand important theoretical approaches in the field of human resource management.

Degree re-structure

This degree is currently being restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends and gives you the opportunity for subject specialisms. (This is standard UK practice across institutions).

The degree structure and courses listed will be updated once these are confirmed.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

Applicants would normally apply with the equivalent of 64 UCAS points (or above), plus GCSE English and maths grade C (or above). This might include:

  • Applications from those with an A‐level background if the applicant has two D grades and one E grade (or above) in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with 64 UCAS points including points from at least two AS‐Levels in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with an AS‐level background if the applicant has studied three/four AS subjects and achieved at least three C grades (or above) in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with an International Baccalaureate (Certificate or Diploma) background if the applicant has at least 20 points arising from at least three relevant subjects
  • Other qualifications, which will be considered on application.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non‐UK educational background:

International applicants will need to show qualifications equivalent to those required for UK student entry requirements. Further to this, applicants should have:

  • Successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education
  • The ability to demonstrate competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C)
  • A desire to study in the UK university system is expected, but some applicants may need a year to adapt to the UK higher education system
  • Applicants who have the minimum English language requirement of an overall IELTS of 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each skill will substitute 30 credits of the programme with English for Academic Purposes 1 and English for Academic Purposes 2 and study 120 credits
  • Applicants who have an overall IELTS of 6 with no less than 5.5 in each skill will not be required to study the English for Academic Purposes modules and will study 120 credits.

These courses are run by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the Avery Hill Campus.

For more information, contact or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

  • Applicants would normally be a minimum of 17 years of age, but entry at younger age is a
    possibility for the highest quality applicants
  • We welcome applications from mature students
  • Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications, are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability. Applicants following this method may be asked to complete additional application processes.

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

Extra information


Teaching methods include: 

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials / seminars / workshops
  • Student‐led seminars and workshops
  • Self‐directed study
  • Including reading / library research
  • Case study analysis
  • Role play
  • Debating exercises
  • Online research
  • Formal and informal group work
  • Computer based simulations.

Formative and summative assessment covers:

  • Written papers (essays, reports, case study analysis etc)
  • Oral presentations (including group work and individual components)
  • Examinations (seen questions, unseen questions)
  • Online assessments
  • Peer group assessments.

Professional recognition

Students on this course can apply to join the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as a student member. 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.


Graduates from this programme have the same career opportunities as those graduating from our three year BA Hons Human Resource Management programme.

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

You can gain the insight and practical skills that employers seek in graduates. Our Employability Office will assist you in securing a placement before the sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies our team also offer a range of 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.

How to apply 

Full-time, UK and EU students

Full time, home and EU students must apply through UCAS. Please carefully consider the programmes available and apply as early as possible. For further information and UCAS deadlines, please visit

Part-time and international students

Part-time and international students must apply online at
For further information, international students can e-mail

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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