Management and Human Resources (Industry)

BSc Hons

  • UCAS Code N602
  • Entry Year 2023 or 2022
  • A Level Requirements AAB
  • Duration Full time 4 Years

Overview

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Introduction

BSc Management and Human Resources (Industry) explores critically the key management ideas and practices that shape the modern workplace. You will explore the societal dimensions and impact of work policy and management practices, and how the individual is placed in relation to the firm. This is a rigorous programme of study accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), but it is also flexible with a large number of optional second- and final-year modules from which to choose, building a degree that makes the most of your strengths and interests.

Programme overview

Studying BSc Management and Human Resources (Industry) at Lancaster helps you understand many current and critical questions about the changing nature of organisations, work and people management practices. You will be taught by academics who are tackling the big questions of the day, such as employment relations, wellbeing and managing diversity, business ethics, sustainability, artificial intelligence, and the implications of technology in society. Management and Human Resources is crucial to an organisation’s success, and such knowledge provides a solid basis for skilled professionals to design and implement meaningful and appropriate management interventions.

This degree focuses on understanding people – the way we work and how our behaviour can be influenced through management practices – primarily through social and psychological perspectives (rather than mathematical and statistical understandings).

Our teaching approach blends academic material with practical insight and exercises. We place a strong emphasis on collaborative working that supports your personal development as well as your academic skills.

In your first year, you study Management and Organisational Behaviour, selecting two more subjects from either Social Sciences or the Management School. In your second year, you study Human Resources Management and deepen your understanding by choosing from topics such as Organisational Psychology or Business Ethics.

Your third year is spent in industry. Our Careers and Internships teams will support you in securing a placement. Past students have worked across all aspects of industry, and students returning from a year in industry invariably have an enhanced motivation for their final year. Previous students have enjoyed placements with companies including Morgan Stanley, Hilton and the Sony Corporation.

The final year in Lancaster sees you selecting from options such as Work and Employment Relations and Organising in a Digital Age.

Key Facts

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR and people development, allowing you to become a student member and enjoy the benefits and resources CIPD provides. On graduation you can become an Associate Member of CIPD, enhancing your employability in the HR field.

Throughout your studies, you will have support from our careers team, which includes a dedicated departmental careers coach working with you from day one to help with internships, placements and graduate employment. We will supply training in CV writing, interview assessment centres, and telephone interviews, helping you with your future career ambitions. Students following the new CIPD accredited route also benefit from three new ‘professional development modules’ that will enhance your HR skills.

The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

Programme outcomes

This degree gives you a critical understanding of the complex world of work and organisations. It can put you on the path to a career in human resource management or management more broadly, with graduates having gone on to work as business consultants and for NGOs.

Careers

Our graduates enter a wide array of jobs and careers, from mainstream human resource management in both public and private corporations to management consultancy and roles in the media and marketing. Others set up businesses on their own, both at home and abroad.

The degree also opens up opportunities for further study, with recent graduates undertaking studies towards professional recruitment practice and Masters in Human Resource and Knowledge Management.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.

Entry Requirements

Grade Requirements

A Level AAB

GCSE English Language grade C or 4

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

Other Qualifications

International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualifications. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course Structure

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster please visit our Teaching and Learning section.

The following courses do not offer modules outside of the subject area due to the structured nature of the programmes: Architecture, Law, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Sports and Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and Biomedical Science.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research.

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Fees and Funding

We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2023/24 entry fees have not yet been set.

As a guide, our fees in 2022/23 were:

UK International
£9,250 £21,460

Scholarships and bursaries

At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.

About the Department

Over the past 50 years, the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology has built a strong reputation in areas including human resource management, employment relations, ethics, sustainability and more. As a student in this department, you will benefit from the expertise of our academic departmental members, who are specialists across wider social sciences and management backgrounds. You will study topics shaped by contemporary issues through our strong industry connections, and you’ll find all the support, guidance and opportunities you need to help you achieve your potential and launch a successful career.

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Student Insights

In her blog, Millie Everingham discussed why she chose her degree and the experiences she has most enjoyed in her first year "Lancaster University has given me the opportunity to take part in many extracurricular activities, such as being the manager of social media and public relations for the marketing society." 

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Important information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2023/2024 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.

The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

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