BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management

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Build the knowledge and specialist expertise to work in HR management, including recruitment, development and training, with our Human Resource Management degree in ARU Peterborough.

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Be one of the first students at ARU Peterborough, a brand-new university with a focus on your employability. We’ve developed our courses in collaboration with regional businesses – so you can be sure you’ll graduate with the skills employers need.

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Human resource management is all about understanding people and organisations: a critically important agenda in the aftermath of the global pandemic. We’ll cover employee wellbeing and resilience and explore new approaches for optimising organisational performance.

It is recognised that the people within an organisation, when they are working in the right culture and structure, provide a powerful competitive edge in a world where the emphasis tends to focus on products, marketing, and pricing. Organisational health can provide a business with the capability to outperform its competitors and stand out in the market.

You will develop an in-depth knowledge of organisational types, objectives, and managerial and strategic approaches – and of course, you’ll learn about key HRM concepts and grapple with some common challenges in managing human resources, including the legal context in which HRM professionals work.

Above all, you’ll acquire the skills to analyse and solve problems, the attitude and ability to succeed as a HRM professional and a keen awareness and appreciation of the considerations involved in managing people.

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Career support from day one

Study at ARU Peterborough and:

  • attend business events, seminars and talks
  • make connections with local employers
  • benefit from ongoing careers and employability support

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • make full use of our extensive IT and library resources
  • embrace student life with a broad range of activities, clubs and societies
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.


Graduates from this course will have specialist expertise in human resources management, including recruitment, development, and training. They will be adept at applying their knowledge and skills to human resource related issues in large and smaller organisations and will be able to work effectively with stakeholders across the organisation..

Potential entry level roles include HR advisory, HR resources and employee training and development positions in business administration, technical, professional, financial services, logistics, hospitality, utilities, agriculture, and the construction industries. They will also be suitable candidates for Human Resources Business Partner positions in the future

Throughout the course, we’ll also encourage you to reflect on your strengths and areas for development, and to build your skills and experience in preparation for employment.

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 can offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn such as work-based projects or live briefs.

Our free Employability Service will help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path , secure jobs, and work experience, or even start your own business.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU with postgraduate courses on the horizon for ARU Peterborough. You could also study for a Master’s degree such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at ARU in Cambridge.

Graduate Capitals

To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.

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Study in the heart of Peterborough, a historic yet thriving city that's a great home for students. ARU Peterborough is easily accessible by public transport, making it ideal for you to live and study locally.

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Foundation year available

This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.