BA (Hons) Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management is a vital part of every business, and impacts everyone from junior members of staff to CEOs. This course is designed to provide you with a solid background in the general principles of business and human resource management and develops essential critical thinking and analytical skills required to manage and thrive in today’s organisations.

The course will prepare you to make an impact on key areas of business such as recruitment methods, staff development, performance management and career progression. You’ll also be equipped to enhance an organisation’s adaptability by broadening the skills of its workforce and understanding its broader social and economic environments

Our course enables students to develop a critical understanding of contemporary developments in both practice and research and to develop a critical understanding of how Human Resource Management is related to the aims of businesses and impacts upon individual employees and the wider society.

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to equip the students with skills

  • To develop a critical understanding of the complexities of the management of the employment relationship: In educating students who may become tomorrow’s Human Resource Managers, there is an obvious responsibility to keep up to date with contemporary developments in both practice and research and to develop a critical understanding of how Human Resource Management is related to the aims of businesses and impacts upon individual employees and the wider society.
  • To introduce students to the approach and methods of applied social science: Management education is a discipline in which our understanding has to be based on research and evidence. In this, it differs from the instant management books and the pronouncement of management ‘gurus’.
  • To be contemporary: Rapid changes in employment practices, markets, technology, and employment law mean that we cannot see the subject as a static body of knowledge but rather as a set of processes with differing manifestations and consequences

Awarding Body

After the successful completion of the programme requirements, the students will be awarded with the certificates from the University of Stirling (UoS).

Career opportunities

When you complete your studies you’ll be well qualified for specialist careers in both Human Resource Management and general management. Focusing on understanding employment in the widest sense, this course also enables graduates to take up roles in trade unions, employment related charities, government departments, non-governmental organisations and employment research bodies.

Accreditation

Diploma in Higher Education

Bachelor Degree with Honours

Duration

Two Years (Four Semesters)

Four Years (Eight Semesters)

Study type

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time/Part Time

Credit

240

480

“Boost your career prospects and make your impact on business with a degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Stirling”

Core modules

The Global Business Environment: An Introduction

The Management Challenge: An Introduction

Fundamentals of HRM

Work, Employment and Society

The Organisation of Business

HRM Techniques

Contemporary Issues in HRM

Learning and Development

Strategic HRM

Dissertation

Programme entry requirements

  • Year 1 Entry: Pass in the Secondary School with pass of 60% result in either the English placement test or Muscat College Foundation Programme.
  • Year 3 Entry: HND (in a related subject only) with minimum B’s in all the Graded Units. A Graded Unit which has been upgraded to a B will be acceptable
Accreditation of prior learning

Applicants may be considered through the accreditation of prior learning, which may be certificated or experiential. The admissions and registration staff are responsible for determining the grounds on which accreditation is acceptable. All applications are subject to approval of the Ministry of Higher Education. Please check Accreditation of prior learning (APL) entry condition in new student entry requirement page

College Requirement Course

All the students are required to study a College requirement course “Entrepreneurship – Creativity and Innovation course” for 3 Credit Hours during the second year of their academic programme, apart from the programme requirements.

“Our HRM graduates have a good understanding of the labour market and their organisation’s wider social, economic and political environments”

Academic Plan

Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 1
  • The Global Business Environment: An Introduction
  • A&F for Managers
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • The Management Challenge: An Introduction
  • Practical Statistics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
Year 2
  • Fundamentals of HRM
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Work, Employment and Society
  • Marketing, Ethics and Society
  • The Organisation of Business
Year 3
  • HRM Techniques
  • Contemporary Employment Relations
  • International Business
  • Contemporary Issues in HRM
  • Learning and Development
  • Entrepreneurship
Year 4
  • Strategic HRM
  • Dissertation
  • Professional Development and Practice
  • Dissertation*

Key Information

  • Degree type: BA (Hons) from University of Stirling
  • Total Subjects: 24 Modules
  • Duration: (4 Years)
  • Start date: September
  • Class Schedule:
    - Full-time: morning, starting 8am (5 days a week)
    - Part-time: Afternoon, starting 2:30pm (5 days a week)