Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
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The world of business never stands still, which is why – with input from our students and employers – we're refreshing this course. Taking real-world challenges as our starting point, there'll be even more of a focus on practical, hands-on learning – and more opportunities to ignite your career. This page has details of the modules we'll be introducing from September 2020.
Your interest in business and people makes you stand out. You’re an ambitious problem solver, an intuitive communicator, and a born leader. Hone your natural talent and develop a business mindset, with our full-time Business with Human Resource Management degree in Cambridge. Get the edge from our three year degree with CIPD accreditation – a must for all HR professionals – and an optional placement year. Show employers that you’ll go far, and take your colleagues with you.
You’re socially intelligent and want to increase your potential with a business degree. These distinctive qualities make you stand out from the crowd. You want to further your abilities and thrive in a career that incorporates both social skills and strategic business approach. We’ll help you get there.
Human Resources impact company culture, direction and profit; people are an essential pillar of every business, and you want to be the driving force behind the success of a team, whilst knowing all the tricks of the trade. Business is a constantly changing and innovative sector and you understand the importance of possessing relevant industry skills and want to be ready to step into success.
Studying Business with Human Resource Management with us will give you a unique edge in your field. You will grasp fundamental business knowledge, including project and strategic management, creating sustainable business solutions in response to contemporary global issues, business law, and intercultural business insights. You’ll develop your understanding of the workplace in relation to characteristics of modern societies, learn how to improve performance and drive your company’s growth using its people.
People are essential in every industry and business sector, and our BSc (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management is a basis for a wide range of careers. You’ll graduate with both the theoretical and practical skills to go into a role in human resources.
You might choose to enhance your education and career prospects further still by taking a postgraduate degree, such as our MA Human Resource Management.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
We regularly host employer visits and speakers. We also organise business events designed to enhance your knowledge of the job market and give you opportunities to meet and speak with employers.
We have strong links with industry and are a trusted partner of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The cost of your membership and course accreditation with the CIPD is not included in the course fees. Whilst the degree is accredited, those seeking this credit for their degree should apply directly to join the CIPD and pay the appropriate joining and membership fee.
Through our Business and Law Intern programme, around 35 students each year get exclusive training and development, a business mentor, work experience, and a reference from the Dean.
You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials through our learning management system (Canvas).
All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned from modules, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to complete the course.
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
We want to make sure that you’re fully prepared for an increasingly competitive job market, so we offer a four-year degree option which includes a work placement in the third year. It’s an opportunity to apply and enhance your skills while developing new ones. You’ll also build valuable professional networks.
It could be that you have one placement during Year 3, or you could have two or three, giving you the chance to experience different organisations and working practices. Many of our students find that their placement company hires them when they graduate. We have a specialist team to help you find a placement and support you during this year. You might work in the UK or go abroad: our students have worked at leading organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Bosch, BMW, Airbus, BskyB and KPMG. This period of work experience can help set your final-year studies in context and may well help with your dissertation topic. All in all, it’s a fantastic way to stay ahead of the competition.
You could broaden your horizons by spending time living and studying abroad. This could be a short study visit or a semester spent in Europe, Canada, the USA or Malaysia. It will look great on your CV and help you take advantage of opportunities in the international job market.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (2 years, 3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
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