The ability to recruit, motivate and manage employees effectively is considered one of the keys to success in business. Furthermore, ensuring that employees develop professionally is essential for achieving competitive advantages, given that people are one of the key resources in any business.
This course focuses on the key role of people in a successful business. You will learn to understand the importance of the people behind the business and how they help the business prosper.
Designed to give you a thorough grounding in core business skills and concepts, this degree provides you with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of Human Resource Management, including how to source, develop, reward, and utilise employees to deliver strategic effects for organisations of all sizes and types.
Structure and content
This degree is in the "business suite" of programmes at ARU London which all have a common first year:
- This allows you to gain a broad understanding of the key areas of business.
- We know it can be difficult to decide the exact direction you wish your studies to take. Our structure allows you to transfer to one of our "business suite" degree courses, should you wish to.
- You are not committed in your area of specialisation; you can do so after your first year at ARU London.
See below for the modules you will study:
- Sustainable Business in the Contemporary Environment
- Academic and Professional Skills
- Economics for Business
- Business Finance
- People Strategy
- Executing Business Strategy
- Employment Relationships in the Contemporary Workplace
- Undergraduate Major Project (Leadership in Practice)
For a more detailed overview of the course modules you can view the Course Information Sheethere.
ARU London's standard offer is 96 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, e.g. BCC.
Alternatively, ARU London asks for:
- Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
- Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.
All applicants are required to have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances.
We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teaching and assessment
We’ll assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through our ARU Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.
Studying on campus 2 days a week which is Monday - Friday (10:00-17:00)
In today’s tough jobs market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all-important first full-time job after university. We believe your degree from ARU London will enhance your employment prospects significantly. This degree is ideal for students who are interested in a career in managing corporate human resources, management and skills training, management recruitment, and HR consultancy. The course is also suitable for those looking for a rounded business qualification, with an emphasis on people management.
We encourage all students to consider their future when choosing what degree to study. We don't expect everyone to know what they want to do after university, but it is important that the associated jobs interest you.
- Human Resource Officer
- Office Manager
- Occupational Psychologist
- Training and Development Officer
- Careers Adviser
- Managment Consultant
- Recruitment Consultant
- Risk Manager
To learn more about where this course can take you visit the guide from our employability team here.
EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
For 2023-2024 entry, the maximum government-approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2023-2024 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework