Business and Human Resource Management BA (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

N600

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)
4-6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

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Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
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Course code:

N600

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)
4-6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLU035

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)
4-6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £13,900

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

All forms of business require human resources professionals. This human resources course aims to teach you about managing and treating employees fairly.

Relying on Human Resource Management (HRM) and Development (HRD) professionals, successful organisations recognise the importance of being able to recruit, select, develop, motivate, performance manage and reward their employees efficiently and effectively in order to realise their business goals.

Coventry University has delivered HRM courses for over 30 years. This course is designed to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by HRM professionals today, and is focused on supporting you as you look to develop a potential future career in managing and leading people, across any number of business sectors.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will not only obtain a degree, but you can achieve the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Intermediate Certificate or Diploma in either HRM or HRD. You will have to pass certain CIPD Modules to gain credits to obtain the certificate or diploma, and this is subject to additional requirements. Please refer to the Accreditation and Professional Recognition tab for further information

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

The course is currently accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), for the 2021/22 intake. Meeting the requirements of Student Membership this gives you the opportunity to achieve either a CIPD Intermediate Certificate or Intermediate Diploma in HRM or HRD, upon successful completion of specific modules. Subject to competitive application, availability, meeting applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply. If the accreditation of this course changes, we will notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development, a global membership organisation dedicated to management development, covering over 900 members across 91 countries.

Coventry Business School is recognised by the above memberships for the 2021/22 intake. There is currently no intention for either of these memberships to lapse however if either of these memberships were not to be renewed we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, which has a membership of over 120 business schools and higher education providers, and supports its members in maintaining world-class standards of teaching and research.

Our Facilities

Business Simulation Suite

Business Simulation Suite

Coventry Business School's Business Simulation Suite utilises the latest business simulation software to give students the opportunity to improve their business skills.

DigiComm Lab Seating Area

DigiComm Lab

Designed to build creative minds, the DigiComm Lab is equipped with the latest industry-standard marketing and advertising software and devices to support your creative development.

Lecture talking to student in the trading floor

Trading Floor

Students have opportunities to practice simulated trading and other finance-related activities using the various types of demo software available in the Trading Floor.

What our alumni say...

I now have practical knowledge and an understanding of HR and how it works within a working environment.

Stevie Leake, Business and Human Resource Management BA (Hons), graduated 2011, now HR Manager at Kerry Foods

Course information

This course aims to provide a solid foundation in the management of people, drawing upon contemporary business and human resource theory and practice.

The CIPD qualifications are specifically designed to incorporate the needs of both management specialists and generalists, increasing the business content and broadening the appeal and relevance of these highly respected qualifications. Please refer to the Accreditation and Professional Recognition tab for further information on CIPD qualifications.

Throughout your studies, our focus will be on practice-led learning, encompassing informed research, using real-world case studies and role play (skills practice), designed to help enhance your essential practical and academic leadership and management skills. We will explore how to apply your learning to case studies of real-life scenarios from multinational corporations to smaller local companies to public and charitable organisations, so you can have the chance see for yourself the impact and influence of good human resource management on successful business performance.

We will encourage you to use your student membership of the CIPD to engage with field trips to conferences, as well as attending local and national branch events, so that you have the opportunity to engage with employers of different companies, giving you the chance to build your professional networks and accessing the latest research and thinking. Talks include topics that currently present major challenges to HR practitioners, such as unconscious bias in recruitment and performance management, skills shortages, linking reward to performance, etc.

On graduation, you will be prepared for potential future career options and/or to pursue further professional HRM/HRD qualifications, such as the Advanced CIPD Level 7 or an MA/MSc in Human Resource Management. Please note that further study/qualification opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting applicable visa requirements and additional fees will apply.

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Our Business, Management and Marketing courses are ranked 15th in the UK

Guardian University Guide 2020

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

In your first year you will study a range of modules designed to underpin your knowledge and practice of HR and business management, such as examining the financial underpinnings of HR, or how you can begin to shape your CV to enhance your potential future career options.

Modules

  • Academic and Professional Skills in Business and Management

  • Exploring Work Psychology

  • Understanding HRM

  • Global Business Context of HRM

  • Financial Aspects of HR

  • Contemporary Issues in People Management

  • Add+vantage module

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

During your second year, you will have the opportunity to further your knowledge in key areas of HRM, as well as having the opportunity to select an optional module to pursue an area of interest.

Modules

  • Critical Employment Awareness and Developing your Career

  • Using Data in Business

  • Resourcing, Talent Planning and Employer Branding

  • Strategic and International Reward

  • Improving Organisational Performance

  • Add+vantage Module

  • Optional Modules

    1 from the following:

    • Digital Business
    • Employment Relations

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

You have the option of taking a placement/study abroad year, allowing you to apply for a paid work placement and spend a year in industry* after your second year. This enables you the chance to put into practice the skills you have acquired so far on the course, providing you with the opportunity to gain direct experience of HRM and enhance your appeal to potential future employers. Alternatively, some students choose to study abroad, to give them the opportunity to enhance their global perspective by taking advantage of our links with the likes of, for example, the University of North America in USA.

If you wish to undertake the optional study abroad/placement year*, you will take either the Placement Year module or the Study Abroad Year module which both typically run for a full academic year between years 2 and 3 of your course. You are able to progress onto the relevant module if you have successfully completed the first two years of the course (i.e. having accumulated 240 credits) and have a confirmed opportunity two weeks prior to the start of the academic year, however we encourage international students to confirm their placements earlier to ensure they are able to meet any applicable visa requirements.

Students opting for either the work placement or study abroad module* will be registered on a non-credit bearing module and therefore no additional tuition fees apply. While the modules do not bear credits, they do require completion of a marked assessment reflecting on your placement/study abroad or work placement experience. Following successful completion of this assessment, the module selected will appear on your final academic transcript. Students will thus graduate with 360 credits in total, assuming successful completion of their final year.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any internships, placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Modules

  • Study/Work Placement Abroad Year

  • UK Work Placement

Overview

In your final year, you will have the opportunity to conduct a project into a specific area of HRM, as well as have a further chance to select an optional module to tailor your studies to your interests.

Modules

  • Project

  • Managing Change and Innovation

  • HR Analytics for Strategic Decision Making

  • Business Governance, Leadership and Sustainable Ethics

  • Employment Law

  • Add+vantage Module

  • Optional Modules

    1 from the following:

    • Strategic and International HRM 
    • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

15th

We are ranked as the 15th best University in the United Kingdom

Guardian University Guide 2020

In more detail...

  • As a student member of the CIPD, opportunity to attend a CIPD Mock Tribunal, local CIPD Branch events and a CIPD Student Conference (subject to availability, and additional costs may apply). For more on our CIPD accreditation, please refer to Accreditation and Professional Recognition section of the Overview tab.
  • Provides the opportunity for a progression path to study for an MBA in subsequent years following appropriate experience of work. Please note that further study opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees will apply.
  • £350m investment in facilities across Coventry University, with a single site campus with excellent learning facilities all of which should be within easy walking distance.
  • Industry-led seminars, which in the past has included Employment Law updates by leading employment lawyers from Eversheds, Brethertons and Wright Hassall (subject to availability).
  • Regular guest lectures (subject to availability), which previously included one of the leading authors in the area of International HRM, who shared his expertise and inspired our past students to become future global leaders.
  • Industry field trips to organisations within a range of sectors and industries and diversified HR functions, with past visits to Jaguar Land Rover, Ironbridge, Warwick Castle, Cadbury’s and Coventry City Council (Field trip opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements, and additional costs may apply).
  • During your course, you will be supported by a Progress Coach, who will be available for drop-in and one-to-one sessions on academic progress, and our Faculty employability team, the Talent Team, who will be able to support you with exploring and applying for potential future graduate career options (subject to availability).

We're currently an approved CIPD Centre and there is opportunity for a dual award upon successful completion of the course – a University degree and CIPD professional qualification. You will have to pass certain CIPD modules to obtain credits for the dual award which you have to pass to also obtain the degree. Additional costs may apply - please refer to Accreditation and Professional Recognition for more detail.

Our main study themes are:

  • Managing People in an International Environment: This provides a critical evaluation of the globalisation of human resource management strategies from various perspectives. You will be introduced to the key concepts, which aims to help you to understand international human resource management, and explore the practice of managing human resources in an international context.
  • Improving Organisational Performance: Human resources (HR) professionals need to understand how organisations can drive sustained organisation performance by creating a high-performance work organisation (HPWO) and involve line managers in the performance management process. You will have the opportunity to learn ways to involve and secure the commitment of line managers to create a high-performance culture that promotes diversity, trust, enthusiasm and commitment.
  • Attracting and Retaining Key Talent: A fundamental part of the HR management role is concerned with the mobilisation of a workforce, taking responsibility for ensuring that the organisation is able to access the skills it needs at the time and in the places that it needs them to drive sustained organisation performance. This involves attracting, retaining and, from time to time, managing the departure of staff from the organisation. Achieving this requires insight-driven strategic and operational activity. Organisations are obliged to compete with one another to secure the services of a workforce in labour markets that are continually evolving.
  • Leading through change: It is both widely recognised, and a self-fulfilling prophesy, that change is the only constant in the environment faced by organisations in the modern world. Factors such as technological advances, increasing competitive pressures, changes in regulatory reforms and globalisation are creating opportunities and threats that organisations need to address if they are to survive and prosper. Managers at all levels need to be competent at identifying the need for change and managing change effectively and harnessing creativity and innovation for organisational survival and success.

This course is available on a three-year full-time basis or a four-year sandwich basis, where between Years Two and Three there is one year of work experience or study abroad at a partner institution. You can also study this course part time, over between four and six years – find out more about part time study.

You may find yourself completing role play activities in recruitment and selection, negotiations, problem solving, managing change issues, working on the implications for HR with regards to changes in the Default Retirement Age and the impact of age diversity in businesses. 

Workshops, designed with the CIPD Profession Map of behaviours and skills in mind, aim to provide guided exposure to academic works, specialist inputs from industry and team-based projects. Past topics have included what employers are looking for in graduate recruits.

We strongly encourage you to apply for a work experience opportunity to maximise your potential career options upon successful completion of the course. As well as the year’s placement*, which has seen past students working for IBM, Rolls Royce, GE Healthcare, UTC Aerospace, Evobus, The Prince’s Trust and Severn Trent Water. We can also help to try to find you shorter internship opportunities during university holidays by working with the Faculty employability team.

We also organise a number of industry visits, with past first year students visiting Warwick Castle, part of the Merlin Entertainment Group, to help to understand the challenges facing the tourism industry and have some team-building fun. Past second years have visited Coventry City Council, mock tribunals and Cadbury World. Past third year students have visited Jaguar Land Rover, providing the chance to gain insight into the effects of automation on the workforce, the challenges of managing a globalized workforce in high-end manufacturing and the impact of Brexit. Please note that visits and opportunities are subject to availability meeting applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any internships, placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Teaching methods include: seminars, ‘live’ project work, practical demonstrations, skills demonstrations and role play activities.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include formal examinations, coursework, tests, essays, creative writing assignments, practical or project work, group work, presentations, posters and portfolios. 

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of: the function of and context in which Human Resource Management operates; best practice approaches; contemporary theories and empirical evidence concerning the effective management of people within a business environment; and the many sources of HR information and research techniques.
  • Critically examine the strategic role of the Human Resource Function in contributing to an organisations improved performance.
  • Evaluate and present reasoned arguments for adopting different approaches to effectively manage people within various business contexts.
  • Undertake primary research in order to address a ‘live’ human resource or business issue.
  • Design a range of human resource activities. Eg. recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, grievance and disciplinary.
  • Conduct a range of interviews associated with managing people. E.g. selection, appraisal, counselling, grievance, exit interviews.
  • Understand the relevance of effectively managing financial budgets.
  • Appreciate the importance of self-reflection, self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues.
  • Demonstrate a broad range of transferrable professional skills: Individual initiative and enterprise; effective performance within a team environment, including leadership, team building, influencing and project management; interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation.
  • Appreciate the importance of developing a global outlook.

We set out below the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different semesters and years of study and may vary due to module selection. In addition to the contact hours below, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions, including sessions with the Faculty’s progress coaches, or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.

Within your first and second year, you will have 12 contact hours of teaching a week which includes:

  • Medium group teaching: seminars or workshops per week
  • Large group teaching: lectures each week

 

In your final year, if you are undertaking a project/dissertation, there is a greater emphasis placed on independent study and therefore total contact hours may be reduced.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a significant amount of self-directed reading, studying and revising in your own time each week.

The course has a diverse student and staff body, designed to provide a multinational learning environment. We also have dedicated teams to help promote and support internship, study and work abroad* planning; students are encouraged to consider these opportunities from the moment they join our programmes.

Coventry Business School currently has a number of links with multinational organisations and where possible will include representatives from these organisations in the teaching and learning of this course. You will also be supported in applying to undertake HRM placement opportunities* in a number of countries, for example China, Dubai, India, Nigeria and the USA.

*Please note that the University cannot guarantee any study abroad or work placement opportunities and that such opportunities may be subject to availability, a competitive application process, meeting applicable visa requirements (which may include extending any Tier 4 visa upon successfully securing a placement or study abroad opportunity), and additional costs (e.g. visas, accommodation and travel). To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard and for further details, please contact the International Office if you are an EU or International student.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we provided a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni in 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our alumni say...

I now have practical knowledge and an understanding of HR and how it works within a working environment.

Stevie Leake, BA (Hons) Business and HRM, graduated 2011, now HR Manager at Kerry Foods

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: FBLU035
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB - BBB DDM 30-31 points Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit, plus GCSE English Language at grade C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements.

The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Table of qualificationsUCASBTEC
GCE A2 Level Tariff points L3 Extended Diploma
A*A*A*       168 D*D*D*
A*A*A       160 D*D*D*
A*A*B
    152 D*D*D
A*A*C AAA     144 DDD
A*A*D AAB BBA*  A*AC 136  
  AAC BBA   128 DDM
  AAD BBB ABC 120  
  AAE BBC ACC 112 DMM
    BBD
108  
      CCC 96 MMM

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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What our alumni say...

I now have practical knowledge and an understanding of HR and how it works within a working environment.

Stevie Leake, BA (Hons) Business and HRM, graduated 2011, now HR Manager at Kerry Foods

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

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Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

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Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £13,900 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

As well as covering UK field trips, key materials and laser print, the fees for this course also include:

  • Student membership of CIPD during your degree programme

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip
  •  Optional cost for CIPD membership

This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

What our alumni say...

I now have practical knowledge and an understanding of HR and how it works within a working environment.

Stevie Leake, BA (Hons) Business and HRM, graduated 2011, now HR Manager at Kerry Foods

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Your course has been designed to help you develop your expertise, with the opportunity to gain valuable experience and access a wider professional network throughout.

As an approved CIPD centre, we currently have excellent links with a huge range of employers in industries as diverse as travel, infrastructure and logistics.

You have the option of applying for a work placement or a study year abroad* between the second and final years of study. Alternatively, we will support you in finding shorter work placements or an internship during the summer holidays, within either a UK or international organisation. All aim to offer rewarding work experience during which you can apply your relevant HR skills in a professional environment. This may, for example, become the basis of your final year dissertation. Please note internships in the UK or abroad are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.

Our Careers and Employability team, the Talent Team, provides a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your potential future career options. If you do not wish to pursue a potential career in human resource management, upon successful completion, this course will prepare you for line management roles in many more general business areas.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your potential future career options and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your potential future career.

Where our graduates work

Over the past decade many of our previous students have been successful in obtaining HRM positions in a number of public and private organisations. Roles secured include as an Assistant Recruitment Officer, a HR Assistant, a HR Advisor, a HRD Officer, a HR Manager, a Payroll Officer, a Recruitment Consultant and a Training Manager. Other past students have become Business Development Analysts, Marketing and Sales Assistants and Business Centre Managers.

What our alumni say...

I now have practical knowledge and an understanding of HR and how it works within a working environment.

Stevie Leake, BA (Hons) Business and HRM, graduated 2011, now HR Manager at Kerry Foods
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.