BA (Hons) Human Resource Management (Including Foundation Year)

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The Foundation Year in Human Resource Management forms part of an integrated four-year degree programme, and is designed for students who do not currently meet the admissions criteria for direct entry onto the BA (Hons) Human Resource Management.

This Human Resource Management course will allow you to explore areas including business, psychology and computing, alongside giving you the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress to continue onto a degree course and have the opportunity to meet your aspirations.

This course will be taught over three days per week to allow students to manage study around other work and family commitments.

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2022/23 update: Blended learning approach for USW courses.

[Update excludes online-only courses].

The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for delivering our courses in the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to change during the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. Whether you’re on-campus full time, part-time with online study, or full-time online, USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.

UCAS Code Study Mode
2022
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
N60F Full-time 4 Years September Treforest A

Students will study six modules, which will be assessed via a number of examinations, assignments and presentations.

The study skills module is designed to help you with examinations and revision techniques, as well as skills including note taking, essay writing, referencing and planning assignments.

  • Study Skills
  • Investigative Project
  • Business Administration
  • Statistics and Mathematics
  • Advanced IT
  • Psychology

Teaching

You will learn through lectures and seminars, and actively participate in learning through individual study, and written and oral presentations. You will also gain experience in group work and workshops.

The study skills module will also help you with examination and revision techniques, as well as skills including note taking, essay writing, referencing and planning assignments.

Research

Your studies will be underpinned by the latest research undertaken by the South Wales Business School Research Group. This means you will be taught by academics who are at the forefront of their specialist field.

 

Assessment

Students are assessed via a number of examinations, assignments and presentations.

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Dr Hazel Mawdsley

Dr Hazel Mawdsley

Dr Hazel Mawdsley teaches on a range of Business, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Management courses. She specialises in human resources research and has specialist interests in workplace bullying and harassment; employment relations; conflict management; and gender and equality issues in the workplace.

We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement

At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.

If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.

Entry criteria detail typical offers but USW considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Typical A-Level Offer

EE to exclude General Studies.

Typical BTEC Offer

BTEC Extended Diploma:  Pass Pass Pass or BTEC Diploma: Pass Pass

Typical Access to HE Offer

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points

Additional Requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C/Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances.

International Entry Requirements

We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.

English Requirements
In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. If your country is not featured please contact us.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2021 - July 2022 Fees


  • Full-time UK:  £9000

  • Full-time International:  £13500 

August 2022 - July 2023 Fees


  • Full-time UK: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

UK students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK residing applicant, applying for year 1 of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly

International and EU students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK. 

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Admissions statement

Graduates with a human resource management degree are in demand to the HR profession or general business community.

The ability to lead and get the best out of people is vital for the modern manager, and this HRM degree will give you those essential skills. HRM plays a vital part at all levels of every organisation – it is a growth profession across the UK and worldwide, so there are plenty of diverse career opportunities open to graduates.

Our recent graduates have attained positions in a variety of HR roles including recruitment managers and training and development specialists. Students either aim for specialist HRM careers or use this training and CIPD student membership to enhance their general management career aims. Others launch their own HR consultancies and businesses.

At the end of your degree, you may wish to progress on to postgraduate research with a Masters by Research or PhD.

 

Full-time