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Course Essentials

Are you interested in the role psychology plays in business? Do you want a career in human resources?

Learning how to empower people in the workplace requires an understanding of both of these subjects, and Arden University’s BA (Hons) Human Resource Management & Psychology course covers both.

This School of Law and Social Science blended learning degree teaches how a business achieves success by putting people at the heart of what they do. This combination of skills and knowledge are increasingly valuable, as the majority of people now spend most of their lives working within organisations and businesses.

This course covers the English legal system, contract law, social and developmental Psychology via our state-of-the-art Blended Learning model. Spend quality time in small class settings with your tutor twice a week, and study independently online during the week at times that suit you.

When can I study?

You will study your programme through online independent learning, in addition to face to face seminars/teaching with lecturers in our Study Centres.

Each module is completed over a six week period and each week will require a minimum of 33.5 hours of study which comprises:

  • Minimum 25.5 hours of online independent learning
  • 8 hours of timetabled face-to-face teaching each week based in one Study Centre

Take a look at our example timetable here to see how you could fit Blended Learning study with Arden University around your life.

Please note that depending on your course, timetables may have both am and/or pm study centre hours. Your official course timetable will be allocated to you prior to starting your course.

Entry Requirements

Our Human Resource Management and Psychology Degree has standard entry requirements. To be eligible to study this blended course with Arden University you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this online programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.


Course Content

The fields of Human Resource Management and Psychology are like two sides of the same coin. One looks at the behaviour of people at an individual level, the other at an organisational level.

With Arden University you will be able to explore fascinating topics such as how HR can contribute to an organisation’s success, understand patterns of behaviour in people, and how to navigate English employment and contract law as you study your blended degree.

We make sure you get the chance to apply what you learn to a variety of real-life situations that can add real value to your career.


Level 4

  • English Legal System
  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Contract Law
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Bio & Cognitive Psychology

Study skills

During the first 6 weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend 4 study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. Sessions may include Reading & Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing & Plagiarism and Approaching Assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 house a week for Block 1. The following study blocks will be the usual 8 hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).

Level 5

  • Research Ethics in Action
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Planning HR
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Managing Change in Organisations

Level 6

  • Research Planning and Project
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Employment Law
  • Strategic Issues in HRM
  • Cross Cultural Psychology

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Career Prospects

This Arden University blended degree meets the need every business has for HR and people management. You can pursue a career in the business field, however this Degree could also lead to further study in Human Resource Management and Psychology, such as Arden University’s MA Human Resource Management or MSc Psychology (BPS) Postgraduate programmes.

If you don’t want to go down the postgraduate route, not to worry. Understanding the Psychology of people will be valuable in every organisation and the key skills that you will develop are of huge value to employers in many different roles.

The skills you could put on your CV include:

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Proven ability to present findings in a range of formats including essays, presentations, reports and online forums
  • The ability to work independently and within a team

Find out more about the careers support available at Arden University.

What is Blended Learning in Arden University ?

Do you want to study for a Degree, but feel like you just don’t have the time to fit it into your life? Arden University’s  Blended Learning courses combine innovative online learning with traditional, face-to-face classes to give you a more flexible way to study.

How does it work?

The face-to-face hours are delivered as a part-time course would be, but with the additional independent online learning, you can still complete your Degree in 3 years*. This Blended approach means you can study anytime, anywhere and your tutors and support teams can be contacted outside of the classroom, online or over the phone.

When can I study?

Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre, you will have the opportunity to select when you want to learn: weekdays or  evenings .

  • Weekdays: 2 days per week either 9.00–13.00 or 13.30-17.30
  • Evenings**: 2 evenings per week 17.30–21.30

Where can I study?

With 5 Arden University study centres across the UK, in Birmingham, London and Manchester, we believe we can offer a study option that suits most lifestyles.

So, whether you’re a full-time parent, striving to be employee of the month, or just don’t want the traditional study methods offered by other universities, Blended Learning at Arden University offers all the flexibility and support you need to fit study around your life.

Take a look at the courses on offer and talk to one of the Ulearn’s course advisors through our Live Chat function, or complete an enquiry form and someone will be in touch.

*4 years if taken with a foundation year.
** selected centres and courses only.

Flexible Intake Dates

At Arden University you don’t have to start your Degree in September like most other universities. We offer 6 different intakes throughout the year so you can start your course at a time that suits you and fits around your commitments.

Undergraduate Intake Dates

  • September
  • November
  • February
  • April
  • June

 How much will it cost?

We believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development which is why the cost of studying with Arden University is lower than traditional universities. If you are looking for a smart, value for money option then look no further – you can stay in control of your finance and focus on your learning.

You can choose to pay for your course in full, in installments or through employer sponsorship. For UK students, you can also choose to pay with a student loan, if you’re eligible. For more information and for up-to-date fees please visit: https://arden.ac.uk/studying-with-us/fees-and-funding







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