Management and Human Resources (Study Abroad)

BSc Hons

  • UCAS Code N601
  • Entry Year 2024 or 2023
  • A Level Requirements AAB
  • Duration Full time 4 Years


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BSc Management and Human Resources looks critically at the key management ideas and practices that shape the modern workplace. This is a rigorous programme of study accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the leading professional body for HR practitioners in the UK and internationally.

Programme overview

Studying Management and Human Resources 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 related to employment relations, wellbeing, managing diversity, business ethics, sustainability, artificial intelligence, and the implications of technology in society.

Human resources are crucial to an organisation’s success. This degree focuses on understanding people in workplaces – the way we work, how we shape organisations and how we are, in turn, shaped by them – primarily through social and psychological perspectives. Our teaching approach blends academic material with practical insight and exercises.

In your first year, you study Management and Organisational Behaviour alongside selecting a subject from the wider Management School.

In your second year, you study Human Resource Management and deepen your understanding by choosing from topics such as Organisational Psychology or Business Ethics.

In your third year, you will study at a partner university abroad, taking modules that are local specialities. Our partner universities are based in various countries, including Portugal, USA, Canada, Australia, and Singapore. There are many advantages to studying abroad, including personal and educational development, experiencing a new culture, and enhanced employability. If you are considering further study, graduate programmes welcome study abroad candidates.

You return to Lancaster for your final year, which sees you selecting from options such as Work and Employment Relations and Organising in a Digital Age.

CIPD accreditation

During your first year of study, you can opt in to the CIPD-accredited route through the degree. This route is more structured, covering the knowledge required to enable you to become an Associate Member. Students following this route also benefit from studying three professional development modules that will enhance your HR skills. The non-accredited route offers flexibility, with a range of second and final-year modules to choose from, meaning you can build a degree that makes the most of your strengths and interests.

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 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.

BSc Management and Human Resources is also offered as a three-year degree and a four-year degree with a year in industry. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and complete your studies at Lancaster. Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year abroad.

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.

Course accreditation

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development logo

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is an internationally recognised professional body for HR and the accreditation means that students that register as CIPD student members and complete the necessary elements of the programme will become Associate Members upon graduation. This is increasingly attractive to prospective employers and can help you further stand out in the job market.

Learn more about the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development accreditation


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 Master's 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.

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Course Structure

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and some which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism.

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. Not all optional modules are available every year.








Fees and Funding

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2024/25 are:

UK International
£9,250 £24,475

Scholarships and Bursaries

Details of our scholarships and bursaries for 2024-entry study are not yet available, but you can use our opportunities for 2023-entry applicants as guidance.

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