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Business & Management with Human Resource Management BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: RN13

Discover what it takes to make a great leader. Understand how we can design businesses that thrive. Develop a skillset to excel in the modern business environment, and gain eligibility for Affiliate Member status of the Chartered Management Institute.

This course is not available for September 2024 entry and is closed to international applications for September 2023.


Course length: 3 years full-time
5 years part-time
Start dates: September 2023
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Business and Management
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: Business School
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Is the corporate structure of big businesses effective? Could time and resources be used in better ways? Is there a more profitable way to operate? Study with us to explore these questions and develop the skills vital for a career in business management.

As well as examining the inner workings of organisations, we’ll look into the different environments in which they operate. You’ll learn how markets move and companies grow.

We’ll expose the foundations of successful business. Economics, accounting, and marketing will be uncovered. You’ll also explore business law and ethics.

This business and management with human resource management degree allows you to be directly involved in the challenges of managing people, finances and customers. During your time studying this dynamic degree, you’ll also develop a deep understanding of the issues that affect a business.

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Course features

  • International students can apply

  • Learn a language option available

  • Professional accreditation

  • Sandwich year option available

  • Studying abroad option available

  • Work placement opportunity

What you'll study

You’ll study business economics and look at organisational behaviour in the marketplace. We’ll introduce you to accounting and statistics, and look at how marketing is a central function of business. You’ll explore operations and people management, and choose an additional module. This could be in areas like business start-up, or digital marketing.

Compulsory modules:

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Business Economics
Introduction to Accounting and Statistics
Marketing for Business
Operations Management
People and Organisations

One of:

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Business Start-Up
Information and the Organisation
Introduction to Digital Marketing
Statistics for Economics
Language 1

Head into leadership culture and change. Examine how the skills needed to manage people continue to expand. As well as exploring human resource management, you’ll also consider business research methods. The opportunity to go on a work placement will be available. Alternatively, you may choose Graduate Enterprise, a module that allows you to experience running your own business. You will also choose an additional module. This could be Consumer Behaviour, Project Management, or International Economics.

Compulsory modules:

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Leadership Culture and Change
Managing People
Managing the Human Resource
Research Methods for Business

One of:

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Graduate Enterprise

One of:

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Branding: Integrated Digital Campaigns
Consumer Behaviour
Finance and Performance Management
Global Corporate Social Responsibility
Intermediate Economic Analysis
International Business
International Economics
Law for Business
Loyalty Generation and CRM
Project Management
Quality Management
Retail Marketing Planning
Services and Experiential Marketing
Social Media Monitoring and Analytics
Language 2

In your final year you’ll examine organisational misbehaviour, exploring why institutions act in unethical ways. We’ll investigate strategic human resource management, looking at how it can play out across different sectors. As well as studying strategic management, you’ll also choose an optional module. This might be in advertising and marketing, strategic financial management, or entrepreneurship and innovation. You’ll deliver a dissertation, or choose to work on an extended business project for a sponsoring organisation.

Compulsory modules:

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Organisational Misbehaviour
Strategic Human Resource Management
Strategic Management

One of:

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Extended Business Project

One of:

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Advertising in Marketing Communications
Business Strategy and Digital Goods
Contemporary Issues in Economics
Development Economics
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Global Logistics and International Trade
Global Marketing Management
Marketing and Society
Marketing Simulation
Seeing the Future: The Next Decade of Commerce
Strategic Financial Management
Sustainability and Business
Language 3

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.

How you'll study

As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, presentations and posters.

You will have the opportunity to develop your employability profile through a work placement or participation in a graduate enterprise project. In addition, you will undertake live client projects with organisations or work on agreed projects with real outcomes and impact.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

Throughout the programme there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability and critical thinking. Coursework involves individual and group-based activities, case studies and problem-solving exercises. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.

Who will be teaching you

Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.

All of our staff are passionate about student learning and development. This degree is developed by specialists in human resource management, people management, accountancy, e-commerce, marketing, operations management and small and medium enterprises. The programme team includes research-active staff and professionally qualified lecturers.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BCC-BBC.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.

Apply part-time

Apply directly to Edge Hill University

Complete our online application form if you want to study this course on a part-time basis.


Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Edge Hill Business School.A stunning £8million building provides impressive teaching and learning facilities for students in Edge Hill Business School.

The contemporary three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Where you'll study

Business School


Tuition fees

UK Full-Time


a year

UK Part-Time

£77 per credit

for 360 credits



a year

The UK tuition fee rate is subject to final Government approval for academic year 2023/24 entry. The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

When you finish this business and management with human resource management degree, you’ll be ready to take on a number of graduate positions. You might use your expertise to start your own business, or to pursue careers in human resource management, banking, education or public sector management.

Graduates of this course have entered careers in a number of different fields, including roles such as:

  • human resource officer
  • business analyst
  • business adviser
  • training and development officer
  • management consultant

Recent graduates have gone on to work for organisations like Grant Thornton, British Aerospace, Airbus, Hays, HMRC, and the NHS.

Applying for a graduate role isn’t your only option though. You could stay at Edge Hill to complete postgraduate study.

On this course you will gain affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a globally recognised professional body, for the duration of your degree and one year after graduation.

On successful completion of your degree, you will also be awarded a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership and may also be eligible for exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Course changes

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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