Human Resource Management with Psychology BA (Hons)

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Mode of Study
Full-time, Full-time sandwich with work placement
3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich with work placement

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Are you interested in using the scientific principles of psychology to get the best out of people and learning established practices of human resource management?

On this professionally accredited BA (Hons) Human Resource Management with Psychology degree course, you’ll develop your abilities in both fields. You’ll learn sought-after skills in HR and get a deep understanding of what makes people tick in the workplace so you can get the best out of them.

When you complete the course, you’ll have the skills for roles across HR, business, recruitment and occupational psychology. You'll also be eligible for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

100% Graduates in work or further study (DLHE, 2017)

What you'll experience

On this degree course you'll:

  • Get a strong grounding in psychology, business and human resource management
  • Tailor your degree, by selecting units that match your interests and career aspirations
  • Benefit from small class sizes and strong support from expert lecturers who have experience in the industry

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course. We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build links with businesses in the local area.

Placement year

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. Previous students have completed work placements at organisations such as Honda Motor Europe Ltd and GEO Oil and Gas. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Careers and opportunities

With this Human Resource Management with Psychology degree, you can consider a variety of careers when you graduate, across businesses of any size. You'll also be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the CIPD when you graduate. Past graduates have gone on to pursue roles in areas such as:

  • occupational psychology
  • psychometric testing
  • performance management
  • recruitment consultancy
  • human resource management (HRM)

Roles they've gone on to include:

  • HR assistant
  • HR officer
  • recruitment co-ordinator
  • training officer
  • HR trainee manager
  • recruitment consultant
  • benefits analyst
  • human resource officer
  • human resource systems manager
  • personnel adviser
  • training and development co-ordinator

You could also set up your own business or do further training to become a Chartered Psychologist. When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Professional accreditations

We’re an approved centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), so your qualification will be highly respected by employers, giving you the edge when you apply for roles.


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