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Our 3-year BSc (Hons) programme in Human Resource Management gives you the skills you need to operate effectively in the contemporary global business environment.

As a graduate, you’ll be equipped to:

  • provide ethical leadership
  • generate sustainable value through people for both business and society
  • thrive in a range of business environments and sectors

You’ll get a broad overview of core business disciplines in year one, giving you a firm foundation for your degree. You will then specialise in Human Resource Management through core specialist modules. You’ll also have the flexibility to choose additional optional modules related to your interests and career aspirations.

Employability and enterprise skills fundamental for your employability and career development are integrated strongly throughout the programme, improving your critical awareness and career prospects.

Our academic team are research active and industry experienced. This means that the teaching you receive reflects the latest thinking and professional practices.

Professional accreditation

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the “Triple Crown“.

A number of professional accountancy bodies give exemptions for examinations taken at different stages of their professional qualification, including ICAEW, ACCA, AIA and CIMA, and CPA Australia. Depending on specific accounting modules taken, this programme may entitle students to be eligible for exemptions.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the leading UK professional body for HR specialists, accredits our programme in recognition of the fact that it meets rigorous academic and professional standards. The programme provides the underpinning knowledge required to achieve professional levels of CIPD membership. On successfully completing your degree course you will be eligible to receive the CIPD Intermediate Level Diploma in Human Resource Management which leads to associate membership of the Institute. More information is available on the CIPD website.



The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.


Entry requirements

Typical offer – 112 UCAS tariff points.

We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It’s not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.

A levels

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM – there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

There are no specific subject requirements.

International Baccalaureate requirements

112 points to include at least 2 HL subjects plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths.

Plus minimum of

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.

Course Content

All module information is subject to change.

First year


Foundations of Marketing (MAR4002-B)

Introduction to Accounting (AFE4005-B)

People, Work and Organisations/Work in Context (HRM4009-B)

Principles of Management (OIM4006-B)

Operations and Technology Management (OIM4011-B)


Business Economics (AFE4001-B)

Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (OIM4012-B)

Introduction to Finance (AFE4004-B)

Principles and Practice of International Business (SIB4001-B)

Second year


Employability and Enterprise Skills (HRM5004-B)

Human Resource Management (HRM5008-B)

International Business Strategy (SIB5001-B)

Business Law and Ethics (LAW4004-B)

Organisational Design and Analysis (HRM5014-B)


Management Accounting (AFE5004-B)

Strategic Management (SIB5003-B)

Multinational Finance and Investment (AFE5013-B)

Integrated Marketing Communications (MAR5007-B)

Management of Information Systems (OIM5009-B)

European Business and Management (SIB5006-B)

Elective (Semester 2 only)

Final year


Final Year Business Project (HRM6013-D)

Leading and Managing People (HRM6014-B)

Reward, Development and Talent Management (HRM6009-B)

Contemporary Developments in Employee Relations (HRM6011-B)


Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (HRM6010-B)

Multinationals in Emerging Economies (SIB6011-B)

Cross-Cultural Management (SIB6009-B)

Career support

AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The School of Management has joined the prestigious worldwide AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS). All students will be given an opportunity to enhance their employability skills, helping to make them ready for the world of work.

AWS Academy is a global program that provides educational institutions with access to cloud computing content to support student learning in a competitive digital workplace. As a member of the AWS Academy, the University of Bradford will help students become proficient and certified in the use of AWS technologies and ready to join the dynamic cloud IT workforce.

All learners will have the opportunity to seek professional certification with the skills gained through AWS Academy content, delivered by University staff that are AWS Academy accredited.

Career Booster

During your time studying at the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences you will have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive career booster programme throughout the duration of your course. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and graduate attributes to be job-ready when seeking employment with leading innovative organisations. The Career Booster Programme (PDF, 2.8 MB) offers you the opportunity to gain certificates in:

  • The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) – the benchmark for digital literacy
  • Sage 50 Accounting and Sage 50 Payroll – training that will allow you to develop leading accounting and payroll software skills
  • Project Manager Professional certificates – giving you the edge when seeking to become a Certified Project Manager
  • Big Data analysis and reporting skills – using Software and Services (SAS) that will lead to certification.

In addition, the programme will also include activities to promote teamwork, confidence, communication and many other skills sought by employers.

Developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will demonstrate to employers that you are not only ambitious but also take responsibility for your own professional development.

Career prospects

Our HRM graduates – aware of the complex nature of people management and regulation – will be able to demonstrate the value of being able to handle employees well in the modern working environment. Career opportunities exist in human resources, recruitment and general management.

Among the organisations recently to have employed our graduates are Asda, Horton Housing and even the University of Bradford.

Employment statistics

100% of our 2017 graduates in Human Resource Management found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.*

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2017 Human Resource Management graduates was £18,667.*

*These DLHE statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

Learning and assessment

Teaching involves a combination of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • group work
  • case studies
  • practical insight from HRM practitioners

Your learning is supported by our Virtual Learning Environment.

Assessment comprises of coursework (individual and group), presentations and examinations.

Sandwich year

The Faculty of Management and Law has an excellent network of organisations that offer placements including:

  • IBM
  • Vauxhall
  • NHS
  • GE Money
  • Pace
  • Enterprise Rent A Car
  • Cummins
  • Peugeot

The placement year is a great way to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a HR professional. Your experience will be monitored as part of your degree.


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