Human Resource Management

CertHE, DipHE, BSc, 19 months-6 years, by distance learning

This is for you if... you are interested in gaining a critical understanding of human resources and training within organisations.

Course Description

Our BSc Human Resource Management by distance learning combines all the benefits of a University of Leicester degree with the flexibility to suit the needs of working professionals. You have the option of applying for the Certificate, Diploma or full BSc depending on the level of qualification you aim to achieve.

The Certificate (Level 1) in Human Resource Management introduces you to some of the key functions and theories within HRM and HR training in organisations. Learning at work as well as the current debates within education, training and skills is also covered. By the end of this level, you will:

  • Be able to present a coherent assessment of training management policy in your own organisation.
  • Assess the theory and practice of management, considering the importance of leadership and the HRM function.
  • Understand the uses and limits of coaching and mentoring in the workplace.

Our Diploma (Level 2) is intended for training and HR practitioners with three years or more of practical experience, who wish to enhance their existing skills and knowledge through the application of theory to practice. This course has six modules which build on existing academic experience gained from the Certificate or other broadly equivalent courses.

By the end of Level 2, you will:

  • Be able to demonstrate how an understanding of the issues involved in HRM can assist the human resource manager in managing staff effectively.
  • Compare and contrast formal and informal learning and be able to discuss the merits of each.
  • Discuss how effective employee development can impact upon an organisation's performance whilst assessing the theory and practice of management considering the importance of leadership and the HRM function.

The BSc (Level 3) builds on the ideas encounter in the Certificate and encourages students to make links between theory and practice. Subjects covered include HRM, organisational behaviour and human resource development.

Studying the BSc gives you the opportunity to not only build on the theories and topics covered within the Certificate and Diploma, but also to focus in-depth on some of the key issues within human resource management today. By selecting which modules you wish to study, you can tailor the course to your interests and career objectives. By the end of Level 3, you will:

  • Understand the key principles of high-performance working and critically review the links between performance and HRM practices.
  • Evaluate the tensions between the interests of employers and employees in the management of performance.
  • Be able to identify recent trends and issues concerning flexible learning in the workplace.

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Key Facts
Start date
November each year
Department
Management
Contact

School of Management
+44 (0)116 252 5377
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Why Leicester?

The School of Management attracts students and academics from all over the world, ensuring a truly global feel and letting you become part of an inclusive, diverse and professional international network.

The courses have been developed with the professional in mind and offer you many opportunities for career enhancement.

We are one of the UK's largest providers of distance learning management and human resource management education.

The University of Leicester is one of the UK's leading research and teaching universities with over 25 years' experience of offering high quality distance learning courses.

Course Structure

Level 1 - Certificate

Level 1 - Certificate

You will start with the Academic Writing Skills portfolio, designed to introduce you to our study requirements before completing six core modules in both the Certificate and Diploma levels. The BSc level is made up of three option modules, Research Methods and your Dissertation.

Modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Level 2 - Diploma

Level 2 - Diploma

Modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Level 3 - BSc

Level 3 - BSc

Core modules

Plus your Dissertation

Option modules

Choose three option modules from:


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Additional Information

Key Dates

Start date: 1 November 2016
Application deadline for November 2016: 29 September 2016

What's the difference?

If you choose to do a Certificate you will take the six modules in Level One. You can then choose to progress to the Diploma and complete a further six modules in Level Two. To gain a BSc qualification you would complete a further three option modules as well as the Research Methods module and Dissertation.

If you do not feel ready to commit to following the full BSc you may instead choose to apply for the Certificate or Diploma. You can study each course separately or continue to study towards gaining a full BSc in Human Resource Management.

Teaching and Assessment

The Certificate comprises six modules each assessed by 3,000-4,000 word assignments, demonstrating your study skills and professional development.

The first five modules of the Diploma are also assessed through 3,000-4,000 word assignments. The Case Study requires a shorter research report of 2,000-3,000 words.

The BSc Honours Year module options are assessed through 3,000-4,000 word assignments. The Research Methods module requires you to put together a portfolio which will form your research proposal, leading to a dissertation of 9,000 words based on independent supervised research.

When you start, at whatever level, you will complete an Academic Writing Skills portfolio which will introduce you to the study requirements of the course.

Primarily delivered through workbook and online learning materials, this course allows you to study in your own time and space so that you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments. Studying by distance learning has the benefit of allowing you to develop your career without having to leave employment. It also means you can apply new knowledge and insights into your working life whilst you are still studying. Teaching for our distance learning courses is facilitated through our virtual learning environment Blackboard, which can be accessed online from anywhere in the world.

Entry Requirements

Each of the available qualifications (BSc, Diploma or Certificate) has different entry requirements. We may also be able to recognise previous study and work experience so that you can begin studying at level 2 or 3.

Certificate - Level 1

  • A-levels or equivalent
  • Plus at least three years' relevant work experience (paid or voluntary)

Diploma - Level 2

  • Complete the Certificate (achieve at least 45% overall)
  • Or we will consider equivalent qualifications (in level and content) to the Diploma, plus substantial relevant work experience. Please note that we can only consider qualifications taken within the past five years.

BSc - Level 3

  • Complete the Diploma (achieve at least 45% overall)
  • Or an equivalent University of Leicester qualification (e.g. foundation degree) plus three years' relevant work experience
  • Or we will consider equivalent qualifications (in level and content) to the Diploma, plus substantial relevant work experience. Please note that we can only consider qualifications taken within the past five years.
English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

International Qualifications

Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

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Fees and Funding

  • This is the total course fee. Please note that the fees for our distance learning courses are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.

    Starting in November 2016

    The price per level is £6,105.

    If you choose to apply for the full BSc you will be completing three levels of the course so the fee will be £18,315.

      Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

      School of Business Scholarship: If you plan to start this course during the 2016/17 academic year, you may be eligible for a scholarship in the form of a 5% fee reduction.

    • This is the total course fee. Please note that the fees for our distance learning courses are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.

      Starting in November 2016

      The price per level is £6,105.

      If you choose to apply for the full BSc you will be completing three levels of the course so the fee will be £18,315.

      Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries:

      The price per level is £5,405.

      If you choose to apply for the full BSc you will be completing three levels of the course so the fee will be £16,215.

        Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

        School of Business Scholarship: If you plan to start this course during the 2016/17 academic year, you may be eligible for a scholarship in the form of a 5% fee reduction.

      Career Opportunities

      Graduates from this course tend to move on to careers in human resources, training, management or industrial relations within organisations. The course also provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and research skills enabling students to progress on to Masters level study, particularly our MSc in Human Resource Management and Training.

      Careers

      Our Career Development Service is here to support you – by email, phone or skype – with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience and more. From registration to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

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