Professionals with the skills to successfully recruit and empower employees are vital to every organisation. Our degree teaches the fundamentals of people management alongside the operational functions of companies.
Why study BA Human Resource Management at Middlesex University?
With over 40 years’ experience in Human Resource Management teaching, our flagship degree is one of the most innovative human resource courses in the UK, which explores and defines the contemporary role of HR in business and is taught by academics who bring both theoretical expertise and business experience. We ensure that you develop the core skills and techniques necessary to be a highly effective human resource manager who can operate effectively in a range of business environments.
Work placements are an invaluable opportunity to gain employability skills so we have introduced two options by which you can integrate into your time at Middlesex. Those who wish to do a placement can take either a 36 week sandwich placement in Year 3 as part of a 4 year degree or two 18 week summer placements allowing you to complete your degree within 3 years
- The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has recently approved the BA Human Resource Management as providing the equivalent of its Intermediate Diploma. Graduates of this degree will be able to look forward to a professional level of membership of the CIPD
- You can spend one year studying abroad as part of the course by becoming part of the EU Erasmus programme – this can also include a contribution to your tuition fees
How can the BA Human Resource Management support your career?
A Human Resource Management degree will open the doors to a number of exciting career paths with excellent salary and career progression. Our graduates secure HR positions in policy, staff development, training, recruitment and selection, and have gone on to work in a wide range of roles in prestigious organisations including: Thames Water, Morrisons, Travelodge, BT, Iceland and several UK universities.
Additionally, you can go on to do further study. The main course that our HR graduates are now undertaking is MA Human Resource Management, where you can also specialise in Employment Law, Human Resource Development and Employment Relations.
Some examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us include;
Human Resources (HR) Officer
Human resources officers, also known as personnel officers, develop, advise on and implement policies relating to the effective use of staff within an organisation. Your work will usually involve staff recruitment, employee record keeping, staff training and development, counselling staff, dealing with grievances and disciplinary procedures, promoting equal opportunities, health and safety and dealing with staff pay, benefits, redundancy and employment.
Employee Relations Officer
As an employee relations officer you will advise on employment matters including the interpretation of legislation, company policies and their application. Your role will be to maintain good employee relations and, where necessary, support investigatory and disciplinary hearings. You will also assist with other HR projects as and when requested and contribute to the development of HR policies and procedures.
Training and Development Officer/Manager
The role of a training and development officer/manager is to liaise with managers in identifying staff training needs, and creatively design bespoke training programmes that help to maintain a motivated and skilled workforce.
As a recruitment consultant you work on behalf of employer clients to recruit staff for job vacancies. You will provide advice to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities. Developing solid relationships with clients is essential to the role.
Entry Requirement: Year 12 equivalent, IELTS 6.0
Course Duration: 3 years