Human Resource Management BA

Our degree focusses on the purpose, values, specialist knowledge and core behaviours of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

You will have two pathways to choose from: People Management Pathway and Business Management Pathway. Depending on the pathway you choose, your modules after year one will focus on your selected area of expertise, which will allow you to gain valuable and in-depth knowledge in these subjects.

Course details

Studying Human Resource Management at DMU allows you to explore various issues raised by contemporary management, work, and employment developments.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

The course offers you a diverse career path where you will be able to gain expert knowledge in managing employee relations, managing equality, diversity and inclusion, learning and development, organisational development and consultancy and critical issues in human resource management. To prepare for your future career, you will also acquire critical attributes that employers value, based on CIPD core knowledge. These include commercial acumen, self-reflection and emotional intelligence, research and project management, people practice, culture and behaviour, evidence-based practice, change management, and HRM and technology.


Entry requirements


Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths
Plus one of the following:

A levels

A typical offer is 112 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level or equivalent (e.g. BTEC)
T Levels


BTEC National Diploma – Distinction/Distinction/Merit
BTEC Extended Diploma – Distinction/Distinction/Merit


A degree in Human Resource Management is an excellent starting point for a career in human resource services, training and development, industrial relations or other areas of management and professional administration. By studying this course, you will also benefit from our strong links with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, which will help you build your career and enhance your professionalism through the opportunity to attend CIPD conferences where you can build strong links with employers.

Graduates from this course have progressed to careers such as HR assistant at PwC, HR consultant at Jaguar Land Rover, HR manager at Royal Mail, and senior HR analyst at Ford.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block one: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
  • Block two: Professional Development for Human Resource Management
  • Block three: Organisational Behaviour
  • Block four: Human Resource Management in a Global Business Context
  • Block one: Human Resource Management in the Workplace
  • Block two: Learning and Organisation Development
  • Block three: Choose one pathway from the below:
    People Management: Managing Employee Relations
    Business Management: Leading Change in Organisations
  • Block four: Choose one pathway from the below:
    People Management: Reward and Performance Management
    Business Management: Business Ethics, Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  • Block one: Choose one pathway from the below:
    People Management: Employment Law
    Business Management: Ethical Leadership and Management
  • Block two: Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Block three: Choose one pathway from the below:
    People Management: Critical Issues in Human Resource Management
    Business Management: Business Strategy in Action
  • Block four: Choose one pathway from the below:
    Organisational Development and Consulting
    Business Management Project