"The Middlesex University Business School is excellent. Every bit of theory I learnt has had an application in my working life." Rowena James, BA Human Resource Management, BSkyB
Professionals with the skills to successfully recruit and empower employees are vital to every organisation. Our degree teaches the fundamentals of people management alongside the operational functions of companies.
With over 40 years' experience in Human Resource Management teaching, our flagship degree is one of the most innovative human resource courses in the UK, which explores and defines the contemporary role of HR in business and is taught by academics who bring both theoretical expertise and business experience. We ensure that you develop the core skills and techniques necessary to be a highly effective human resource manager who can operate effectively in a range of business environments.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has recently approved the BA Human Resource Management as providing the equivalent of its Intermediate Diploma. Graduates of this degree will be able to look forward to a professional level of membership of the CIPD. See the accreditation tab at the top of this page for further information.
85% of students find employment 6 months after graduation, and many have forged successful HR careers with organisations including: Hudson Legal, Royal Albert Hall, Such Designs and M&S.
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
Over the three years you will develop key human resource skills in planning, organisation and control. You will gain a detailed understanding of the organisational, commercial and societal factors that effect how companies work. Alongside studying introductory modules in human resource management and organisational behavior, you will select from a range of advanced modules covering: sourcing and development staff, employee relations, engagement and reward management and contemporary issues in Human Resource Management.
We ensure our students graduate with a wealth of additional, transferable skills including: excellent interpersonal skills and a thorough understanding of both individual and team behaviour.
You can find more information about this course on the programme specification.
Workshops, simulations, role-play, case study analyses and problem-solving exercises will help you hone your practical business management skills; you will also learn by reading textbooks and journals and attending lectures and seminars, including talks by guest speakers. You will do exercises in class, online and in groups, take part in class discussions and give group presentations.
You can opt to extend the course by a year, and spend the third year doing a 12-month work placement, which we will help you to find. You will produce an assessed report on the organisation you have been working with. Alternatively, you can opt to do two shorter placements in the summers after years 1 and 2. The course also includes career-planning sessions.
You will be assessed through exams, tests, essays and other written assignments, presentations, and individual and group assignments. You will be given regular feedback on your work. IT skills and the ability to interpret numerical data are important for this course.
Typical offers for this course:
A Levels minimum two, maximum three subjects
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma minimum two, maximum three subjects
Access to HE Diploma
Overall pass: must include 45 credits at Level 3 , of which all 45 must be at Merit or higher
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree. For more information see our Business Foundation page.
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.
A Human Resource Management degree will open the doors to a number of exciting career paths with excellent salary and career progression. Our graduates secure HR positions in policy, staff development, training, recruitment and selection.
Some examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us include Human Resources Officer, Employee Relations Officer, Training & Development Manager, or Recruitment Consultant.
Our HR graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of roles in prestigious organisations including: Thames Water, Morrisons, Travelodge, BT, Iceland and several UK universities.
Additionally, you can go on to do further study. The main course that our HR graduates are now undertaking is MA Human Resource Management, where you can also specialise in Employment Law, Human Resource Development and Employment Relations.
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and gain valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one-to-one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews and networking. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business. Find out more here
We encourage our students to undertake a paid work placement during their studies; either as a year long assignment between year two and three, or as two shorter placements during the summers of your first and second years of study.
The paid, year-long work placement exempts you from paying tuition fees for the full academic year; ensuring you gain the necessary practical skills to embark on your chosen career.
As an alternative to a year-long placement, you can instead undertake an internship as part of your course; either full-time over the summer following your second year of study, or part-time throughout your final year.
Work experience in the form of placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and students who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. This means the course is professionally recognised for being of the highest quality, focused on developing the knowledge and skills that employers require.
Below are just a few examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us:
Human Resources (HR) Officer: human resources officers, also known as personnel officers, develop, advise on and implement policies relating to the effective use of staff within an organisation. Your work will usually involve staff recruitment, employee record keeping, staff training and development, counselling staff, dealing with grievances and disciplinary procedures, promoting equal opportunities, health and safety and dealing with staff pay, benefits, redundancy and employment.
Employee Relations Officer: as an employee relations officer you will advise on employment matters including the interpretation of legislation, company policies and their application. Your role will be to maintain good employee relations and, where necessary, support investigatory and disciplinary hearings. You will also assist with other HR projects as and when requested and contribute to the development of HR policies and procedures.
Training and Development Officer/Manager: the role of a training and development officer/manager is to liaise with managers in identifying staff training needs, and creatively design bespoke training programmes that help to maintain a motivated and skilled workforce.
Recruitment Consultant: as a recruitment consultant you work on behalf of employer clients to recruit staff for job vacancies. You will provide advice to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities. Developing solid relationships with clients is essential to the role.
BA Human Resource Management
Karlis really enjoys working with people, making HRM the perfect course choice: "I like that it is a fairly broad subject that covers many aspects of business and it deals primarily with people".
As he has already completed the first two years of his degree Karlis has started building a base of experience with people focussed skills as he acts as a Student Learning Assistant.
"In this role I help second year students with the subjects I excelled in; I also participate in a student buddying scheme organised by the Students' Union".
As there are many different nationalities and cultures represented at Middlesex, Karlis is able to take advantage of a unique opportunity to develop global perspectives.
Gifty Joy Osabutey Gabor
BA Human Resource Management
During the final year of her course, Gifty was delighted to be amongst the second cohort of Business School students chosen to take part in the Public Sector Mentoring Programme.
Designed to help third year students develop career preparation skills, the Programme paired Gifty with a fast-track graduate at Sheffield Council.
"I have learned so much from my mentor," said Gifty. "She has helped me focus and balance my priorities which has really boosted my confidence. I recently applied for an internship and she gave me valuable advice and support."
"The mentoring programme helped me develop my negotiating and time management skills which I have put to good use in my work placement as a Human Resources Assistant with Four Season's Hotels."
This degree is designed to get you into HR.
The course is designed with Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) accreditation in mind and includes an innovative series of workshops to help develop your personal and professional skills.
Middlesex University is an approved provider of CIPD qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not for profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has more than 135,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.